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moprabbit

  • Joined Oct 2011
  • North Notts
Pixie and her Snack a Ball
« on: June 03, 2012, 10:12:22 am »
I saw a video of Rosemary and Dan's pigs playing with a Snack - a - ball  on this site some months ago and thought my girls would like one! So I contacted Dan to see where it came from. Managed to get one locally and put it in the field... it didn't take long for Pixie to work out what to do and off she went. At first the others weren't sure, they just stood and watched. Desmond quickly worked out that if she followed Pixie she would get some snacks too! I've had a go posting it on Youtube Pixie with her Snack a ball  so that anyone can have a look - it's the first time I've put a video on so I hope it works! Pixie with her Snack a Ball If it doesn't please let me know and I'll have another go. Sorry about the wind noise
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Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: Pixie and her Snack a Ball
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012, 10:17:52 am »
Hi Moprabbit :wave:   It is brilliant!  How says sheep are stupid  :D :D .

bloomer

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • leslie, fife
  • i have chickens, sheep and opinions!!!
Re: Pixie and her Snack a Ball
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012, 10:20:36 am »
how cool


have seen pigs playing with them and they're cool obviously works for sheep as well...




Remy

  • Joined Dec 2011
Re: Pixie and her Snack a Ball
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2012, 10:51:57 am »
lol, think Desmond is the clever one to get the snacks without the work  ;D
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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Pixie and her Snack a Ball
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2012, 11:00:06 am »
Great video  ;D
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: Pixie and her Snack a Ball
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2012, 11:46:37 am »
I love that  8) :thumbsup:   What beautiful sheep too  :sheep: :sheep:    Where do you get the snack-a-balls from?  I have a couple here who would work it out quickly enough  :yum:
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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Pixie and her Snack a Ball
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2012, 12:16:14 pm »
I've found one on ebay but its 25.99 plus 5.99 p&p Ouch
Sally
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: Pixie and her Snack a Ball
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2012, 12:17:36 pm »
I've found one on ebay but its 25.99 plus 5.99 p&p Ouch
Sally

Mmm - a plastic beachball with holes punched in?
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Brucklay

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Perthshire
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Re: Pixie and her Snack a Ball
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2012, 06:27:08 pm »
love it - I can see a couple here for the sheep and goats - what did you put in it Moprabbit - was it their normal sheep crunch?
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jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Pixie and her Snack a Ball
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2012, 07:50:51 pm »
Excellent  ;D  I can see what my goats are going to get for Christmas  ;D

moprabbit

  • Joined Oct 2011
  • North Notts
Re: Pixie and her Snack a Ball
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2012, 10:19:30 pm »
Bionic - the ball is really designed for horses so I got one from my local saddlery store - yes it was a bit pricey... I think it was 24 but my sheep love it so I'm glad I got it!! ! Bruckley - I put some small sheep nuts in it. The only thing I would advise if anyone gets one, is to put the snacks in the hole, but then put some tape across the lid because even though it seems to lock, I found that it sometimes came off and all the nuts would fall out in one place, which the sheep loved but that's not the idea!! I'm not able to use it at the minute because with all the rain we've had the grass is so long.. unlike when I took the video! 
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Tilly

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • "Possibilities and miracles mean the same thing"
Re: Pixie and her Snack a Ball
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2012, 10:24:11 am »
 
.....loved the video , made me smile   :D  - seen  :horse:  Horses playing with those balls ..... but not a :sheep: sheep before!!
Tilly
 
 

Dan

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Re: Pixie and her Snack a Ball
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2012, 12:57:08 pm »
Brilliant! Never seen it used with sheep before, Pixie clearly loves it!  :thumbsup:

NickiWilliams

  • Joined Jun 2012
Re: Pixie and her Snack a Ball
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2012, 02:06:36 pm »
Moprabbit, fantastic! we've got these for our horses.  They're not exactly cheap so wonderful that they can be used for the sheep and pics too!! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the vid - will keep me smiling all day!!

 

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