Exotic animals, usually smaller pets, often live in confined areas with little enrichment. Changing their environments to offer mental stimulation is not only better for their welfare, but can affect the relationship with their guardians.
Danielle Middleton-Beck BSc hons, PGDip CABC in the UK writes, "Providing enrichment can aid in bond building and reduce aggression associated with stress." She further explores how and why we need to enrich environments in her article Mental Stimulation – It's Not Just for Dogs!
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