Gossau, 3 February 2014
Chicca is sent away
Blacky joins very quickly
Chooses the blue and black paint
Blacky is not really motivated. She makes two spots of color and then strokes on the floor and the enclosure grid. She then stops, but stays close by the setting the remainder of the time.
Blacky joins in again and strokes on the grid, the floor and on the paper too
She chooses the black paint repeatedly
Blacky waited again and came instantly when she had the opportunity. She mainly stroked on the wire grid and on the floor. She has no preference for the wooden board with the attached paper. The question arises of whether she joins us for social reasons or for our approval or because she really enjoys making strokes with the colors. Certainly it has to be a mixture of these factors. Now that we have a second wooden board and we are also handling the cameras, we were not fully focused, either. This probably has an effect on Blacky's concentration, too. All of the camera positions should be defined clearly, as should the handling of the wooden board and how it is pushed under the enclosure grid and/or held against the grid.
We need new brushes and an arm for the camera that is attached above