Porky's Fun Box

Good taste and fun for pigs

The freely movable Porky’s Fun Box is a toy for interactive occupation offering long-lasting distraction to animals.  It has proved successful for the prevention and reduction of unwanted behavioural disorders such as cannibalism in form of biting each other's ears or tails.

 

They fit in any stable.

  • Porky’s Fun Box of Meier-Brakenberg
  • Complies with the requirements of animal welfare for roughage
  • Interactive and long-lasting activity and dosed roughage feed 
  • Flexible use thanks to height adjustment
  • Adjustable dosage opening to match straw properties
  • Robust technology made of stainless steel
  • Mounting material included in scope of delivery
Porky's Fun Box - in the picture mounted to the partition wall - offers pigs permanent access to roughage in compliance with the criteria of the Initiative Tierwohl and prevents cannibalism effectively.
A study conducted by the University of Göttingen shows the positive effects of Porky's Fun Box when it comes to behavioural problems such as cannibalism.

 

Attractiveness of Fun Box scientifically proven.

A master’s thesis of the Georg-August University Göttingen (faculty of agricultural science, department for livestock science) has come to a positive conclusion: Animals in pens equipped with Porky‘s Fun Box do not bite each other's tails. At the same time Porky‘s Fun Box is significantly more attractive to the animals compared with other manipulable materials.

Prof. Dr. Ziron of the South-Westphalian University of Applied Science in Soest and his study on the matter of behavioural aspects of acceptance of activity objects show that the animals show an ongoing great interest in the Fun Box which does not decline even after several days. In a fattening pen for 25 animals during certain phases up to four animals simultaneously made use of the Fun Box. Up to 1,133 animal contacts per day were recorded and the duration of activity was in total 5 hours and 42 minutes per day.

„The Fun Box is therefore a very good object to keep animals busy and occupied. The removed straw offers additional distraction and animals can even eat the material which keeps them occupied.“ (Prof. Dr. agr. habil. Martin Ziron) 

 

Variable and robust.

The box can be mounted with a three-point chain and is variable in height. The pipe support can be fixed to the pen’s partition walls. The user refills the box with straw through a large opening while he is standing in the aisle. A ball mechanism ensures even straw supply. 

Animals remove single stalks of straw from four adjustable openings. Openings for removing straw are adjustable in size to match the used type of straw.

Thanks to robust materials made of stainless steel Porky´s Fun Box is the ideal solution for a long-lasting and sustainable activity.

Porky's Fun Box is ideal for roughage feed in pigsties. The Fun Box offers long-lasting distraction. In the picture clearly illustrated: The Fun Box offers place and distraction for 5 or more animals at the same time.

Product Details

  • Porky's Fun Box is suitable for use with any type of straw. Short or long-stalk straw - the adjusting ring allows variable dosage. In the picture classic long-stalk straw. Below inside the Box the ball mechanism which ensures the supply of straw.

    Porky's Fun Box - straw feed
    Fast filling through the large opening and optimum supply of straw by ball mechanism.

  • Variable openings of Porky's Fun Box make it possible to use any type of straw. Pig remove only single stalks from the box. No more straw on the slatted floors.

    Porky's Fun Box - Adjustment dosage opening
    Infinitely variable adjustment - depending on straw and type - whether short-stalk or long-stalk straw.

Technical Data

Type BM1001
Height (cm) 42
Diameter (cm) 31
Design Stainless steel
Adjustment ring infinitely variable
Weight (kg) 8
Licensing Registered utility model
Equipment Ball for straw supply inside the Fun Box
Mounting Stainless steel wall mounting incl. chains for height adjustment

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