Training a Domestic Cat to Use a Pill Popper

small catAlthough this clip features a domestic cat the same principles can be applied to exotic animals as well. Medicating an animal fortunately can be as simple as hiding it in food. But some animals do learn to eat around the medication, not to trust certain food items, or end up being coerced into taking medications. One strategy around this is to actively teach animals to take medication as a reinforcable behavior. In this clip a house cat learns to accept kibble, and ultimately worming medication from a “pill popper.”