Monkeys' Room Construction Progress

November 2004

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First attempt at a working design of a
small guillotine door in the
entry large door to Mookie's room
 
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Redesign of the
small guillotine door in the
entry large door to Mookie's room,
new design is easier to operate

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First attempt at a working design of a
small guillotine door in the
entry large door is now an entry door
for the middle section of the room,
it will not be used as much
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Third (and final) side section is installed
wall panel
  tunnel door
Shifting tunnel doorway
 
Lock down cage in Mookie's room
(various views of design)
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Mookie is now living in his new room!!
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Mookie sitting on his
lockdown cage
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Below are the results of Mookie learning to enter and exit his lock down cage on cue. He was encouraged to enter lock down "in" to receive a special treat he does not normally get. I use the words "in" and "out" as verbal teaching tools. I also place "Prima Treats" in the yellow ball for him to manipulate while he is in this cage and the sliding door is locked shut, preventing him from exiting it. Within two days of "training" Mookie goes in the lock down cage on cue and calmly remains in it with the door locked. He enters this cage on his own in addition to when I ask him to go "in". He will stay in the cage with the door open until I say "out" also. Mookie does not usually tolerate confinement well, so his behavior regarding the lock down cage training is very encouraging to me.

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