A man named Ben Millam had created a machine to feed his cat. However, this machine is not going to give food to his cat just like that. To eat, his cat will first need to “hunt” for a white plastic ball; the cat then will have to put the ball inside of the machine to get some treat.
The white plastic ball will be located around the house. Whenever Monkey (The cat is called Monkey) found the ball, he can put it into the machine and food will come out of the feeder.
Ben Millam, the creator of this machine said;
So instead of feeding my cat, I hide these balls around the house… 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 practicing ‘mobile’ hunting: moving about, being curious, and poking their noses around in the hopes of upsetting potential prey and finding a meal. So what if my cat, while out on patrol, actually found its prey? Surely this would bring him one step closer towards a more fulfilled and self-actualized indoor kitty existence.
This is actually a pretty good idea since cats are hunter in their natural habitat and seeking and founding “food” might be exiting to them. However, it might be even better is the white ball can move and the cat actually need to chase and hunt it.
via : laughingsquid