Porky's Fun Box
Long-lasting 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.
Porky's Fun Box is available in three versions.
- Fun Box with holder for fattening pigs
- Fun Box Kombi with holder for fattening pigs and long holder for sows
- Fun Box Midi as smaller version with holder for fattening pigs and piglets
They fit in any stable.
- Interactive, long-lasting activity and dosed roughage feed
- Flexible use thanks to height adjustment
- Adjustable dosage opening to match straw properties for Porky’s Fun Box
- Robust technology made of stainless steel
- Mounting material included in scope of delivery
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 clear conclusion: No tail biting in pens equipped with Porky‘s Fun Box. Porky‘s Fun Box is significantly more attractive to the animals compared with other activity 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 height of the activity material can be varied by means of a three-point or two-point attachment in the midi version with chain links. 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.
Fun Box: The animals can take individual straws from the Fun Box via four adjustable openings. The openings for straw intake are adjustable in size so that the dosing openings can be adapted to the available straw or other roughage.
Fun Box Kombi: Similar in design to the Fun Box, there is a robust, longer second holder in addition to the fattening holder for installation in the sow pen.
Fun Box Midi: Openings for average straw supply. This version is particularly profitable for pens with few animals and is preferred by small animals in piglet rearing.
Porky's Fun Box - straw feed
Fast filling through the large opening and optimum supply of straw by included ball mechanism.
Porky's Fun Box - adjustment dosage opening
Infinitely variable adjustment - depending on straw and type - whether short-stalk or long-stalk straw. With Porky’s Fun Box Midi the dosing openings are not adjustable.
|Type||Porky's Fun Box||Porky's Fun Box Kombi||Porky's Fun Box Midi|
|Design||stainless steel||stainless steel||stainless steel|
|Adjusting ring||infinitely variable||infinetely variable||no adjustment option|
|Licensing||registered as utility model||registered as utility model||registered as utility model|
|Equipment||ball for straw feed||ball for straw feed||ball for straw feed|
|Fixing||stainless steel wall bracket incl. three-point attachment with chain links, height adjustable||stainless steel wall bracket incl. three-point attachment with chain links, height adjustable||stainless steel wall bracket incl. two-point attachment with chain links, height adjustable|
|Holder||3/4", 0.90 m high||3/4", 0.90 m high, 1", 1.30 m high||3/4", 0.90 m high|
|Use||fattening||fattening, sows||fattening, piglets|
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