Guy Builds Cat Feeding Machine That Necessitates His Kitty To Hunt For Food

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Ben Millam who refers to himself as an “aspiring geek” constructed an incredible machine that takes cat feeding to a whole new level. He trained his cat Monkey to look for plastic balls concealed around the house and fling them into the machine. Once the machine recognise the RFID-tagged balls, the feeder is activated and the ball is filled with cat treats.

Monkey was developed using’ clicker’ train that is based on associating a desirable behaviour with a distinctive click and a reward. It took some time and patience but as Millam says, Monkey successfully managed to put up with all his experiments.

“This all started after I read an explanation of why cats go about repeatedly exploring the same areas: it’s partly to establish and survey their territory, but they’re also practising’ mobile’ hunting, ” Millam said. “So what if my cat, while out on patrol, actually saw its prey? Surely this would bring him one step closer towards a more fulfilled and self-actualized indoor kitties existence.”

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