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If you are interested in questions of psychology and wellbeing of animals, you read about it and you try to make the favourite happy, for certain not time was met by recommendations "to create the enriched environment" for the pet. That it for an animal such – the enriched environment – and how to enrich it?
What is the enriched environment? The term "the enriched environment" if to simplify, means the changes in living conditions of animals connected with any additions and complications, which purpose – to increase the
Were conducted researches which proved that the enriched environment is necessary not only to inhabitants of farms and laboratory animal, but also animal partners, including, living in shelters (Gourkow, 2001), nurseries and also to pets.
For example, it became clear that the enriched environment in zoos allows to diversify the behavioural repertoire, reduces the probability of abnormal behavior, increases the frequency of manifestations of normal (vidotipichny) behavior and also increases the probability that an animal will normally cope with the difficulties arising in his life (Young, 2003, p. 2).
All this fully belongs and to pets.
That is the enriched environment increases the level of physical and psychological health, so, and the
Scientists (in particular, Bloomsmith et al., 1991) offer the next ways of enrichment of the environment for animals:
All this (reasonably, of course) brings a variety the pet's life, so, makes him happy.