Yukkuri Crafts Set
Yukkuri messing up with the room is a common problem. No matter how they're trained or punished, no matter if they're badged pet, this habit is difficult to fix because they never think it's wrong.
But pet owner could also see, this is different from scum doing house invasion. The problem with these pets rooted deep in their instincts.
These yukkuri never intended to make a mess in the room.
Actually, they're "building". By instinct, yukkuri enjoyed building things.
Wild yukkuri often dig nest hole or pile up stone and twigs for their home. In the city, they use wooden box, cardboard box, and even vinyl sheet or plastic bag to build house that could match those of the homeless living in public parks.
Animals also build home, but yukkuri build even more. They make "bed" of dried grass for their babies, tools from twigs, leaves and stones. If they're not so pressed by life, they would even make things they don't really need to survive.
Through the need to protect themselves or to be able to feel easy, yukkuri could do the very uneasy hard works. This has become part of their instinct and for these weak manju, being able to create something for themselves on their own is a joy.
Pet owners who doesn't want to give strict education to their pet yukkuri is best to find a way to compromize with their instinct.
Seeing this research result, a toy company released a very popular product.
"Yukkuri Building Block Set, for baby yukkuri"
There's also version for older yukkuri.
It's very popular with long back orders. This product is a bucket filled with blocks made of hard sponge that's soft enough to not hurt the pets. The shape is made similar to the twigs and stones yukkuri can found in the forest. For yukkuri, these looks like the real thing.
The surface is a bit sticky so yukkuri can easily put the blocks together and it wouldn't crumble so easily.
There's also version with magnet inside so it will be even stronger when used to build something.
Anon bought the toy for her pets. She had a large room dedicated for her 20 pet yukkuri of Reimu, Marisa and Alice type (she doesn't have any preference). Since it'll be troublesome if they all grow as big as soccer ball, she gave them growth stopper. Now, after three months they're still at ping pong ball size.
Previously she gave them rubber ball and ping pong balls. But other than the active Marisa types, the others doesn't seem to enjoy it much to play around.
The instruction says just give the toys to the yukkuri and they will think out how to use it. Following that, Anon gave the building blocks to them and go to the next room to observe.
The yukkuri enjoyed their new toys. They bite it, jump on it, do rub rub to it (soft and Happyness!).
Finally, a Marisa realized something. She took blocks to one side of the room and stack it together, then went inside to declare, "This is Marisa's home. Take it easy!"
The house that's nothing more than a plank leaned to the wall and supported by "stones" is nothing special, but for yukkuri, Marisa has built a very easy house. Soon they start picking the blocks to build their own. There are some quarrels when they compete to get the pieces they want, but eventually they all built their home.
A Marisa built conical house, just like her hat.
Alice is different, she only build fence, then proceeds to make table and sofa bed. Anon is not sure if Alice realize they're inside a home and thus wall and roof is unneeded, or she just put priority on interior rather than functionality. But it's her city-sect coordination.
All the yukkuri works alone. They want an easy place that's only for them alone and built on their own. Such individualistic nature is probably why many wild clans ended in several years.
There's also a pair of Reimu and Marisa who work together, but for a very yukkuri-like reason. House is a symbol of status and adulthood for yukkuri. Marisa and Reimu is pairing up, even though they're still too young and still has baby slurring in their speech.
After finished building, they rest inside their own place. The room now resemble a tribe where a plaza is surrounded by houses and outside the houses blocks are arranged into fence.
This is not just a play, they're really living in their new home.
The Marisa who built the first house already takes food from their communal dish with her hat and eat alone in her house. Eating in the house she built, Marisa is very happy she cried.
Reimu and Marisa in the other hand, closed their entrance with twig shaped blocks and starts their love talks. Marisa already wants to have baby, while Reimu say gathering food came first. Marisa is a master hunter, so there shouldn't be any trouble.
In the middle of their village is a slide. It's stacked several building blocks high. From above, the yukkuri do stretch stretch and can see further around the room they have been living in, like flying in the sky. They're very happy.
Then, time to clean up. Using baby yukkuri clamp, Anon picked out the yukkuri inside their house without hurting them. She then kicked the toys while telling them it's nothing but piling up things. Same with Alice's "city-sect coordinated" house.
Five minutes after completion, the yukkuri saw the easy place they built with efforts getting destroyed.
Anon look at the pair who's crying, saying they already promised to give birth in the very easy house. Well, house is a sign of adulthood for them after all. Tomorrow, these two will need to get neutered.
A note from the manufacturer (Yukkuri Factory). Destroy what the yukkuri made in that same day. When yukkuri has built their "the easy place built by me just for me", they will grow a desire to monopolize and an independent spirits, which made them more difficult to handle as pet.
Instead, it's best to completely destroy their creations in front of their eyes before they grow too much attachment to it. This way you can teach them the joy of building and how vain their creations are. It would also teach them about the difference of power between them and their owner.
But limit this to once a day, or else they could get traumatized and wont play with the building blocks anymore.
The process of destroying their houses could also act as a stress relieve.
Following the notes, Anon cleaned up the blocks and put it to the corner.
The yukkuri are crying, but they decided to make a stronger home.
20 minutes later, Anon can hear sound of blocks being moved from inside the room. 30 minutes later there's happy laughing voices from inside.
And she thinks, tomorrow she should clean it up again for them.