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  1. The effects of different types of feeding enhancements on the behaviour of single-caged, yearling rhesus macaques

    Contributor(s):: Schapiro, S. J., Suarez, S. A., Porter, L. M., Bloomsmith, M. A.

    Captive primates rarely spend as much time searching for, obtaining and processing feed as do their wild counterparts. Enrichment techniques designed to encourage captive primates to spend more species-appropriate amounts of time in foraging behaviour have been successful. Behavioural effects of...

  2. The effects of education programmes on Atlantic bottlenose dolphin ( Tursiops truncatus ) behaviour

    Contributor(s):: Miller, L. J., Mellen, J., Greer, T., Kuczaj, S. A., II

    Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) are found in zoos and aquaria throughout the world. As the number of facilities with dolphin shows and interaction programmes increases, it becomes more important to understand the effects of such programmes on dolphin behaviour. The present study...

  3. The effects of four types of enrichment on feather-pecking behaviour in laying hens housed in barren environments

    Contributor(s):: Dixon, L. M., Duncan, I. J. H., Mason, G. J.

    Severe feather pecking, a potentially stereotypic behaviour in chickens (Gallus gallus), can be reduced by providing enrichment. However, there is little comparative information available on the effectiveness of different types of enrichment. Providing forages to birds is likely to decrease...

  4. The influence of toys on the behaviour and welfare of kennelled dogs

    Contributor(s):: Wells, D. L.

    This study explored the influence of five toys (squeaky ball, non-squeaky ball, Nylabone chew, tug rope and Boomer ball) on the behaviour of 32 adult dogs housed in a rescue shelter. The dogs were exposed to each toy separately for six days, with an intervening period of one day between toys. The...

  5. Use of in-cage shelters by laboratory rats

    Contributor(s):: Townsend, P.

    The effect of providing a shelter to single-housed rats was measured in terms of the preference shown for a cage containing a shelter compared with a barren cage, the range of behaviours performed and the apparent fearfulness of the animals. Of 20 Wistar male rats, all showed a strong preference...

  6. Exploratory behaviour in domestic cats ( Felis silvestris catus Linnaeus, 1758): a review

    Contributor(s):: Machado, J. C., Genaro, G.

    It is possible to understand exploratory behaviour as an activity sponsored by a new stimulus, which consists in acts and postures that enable to collect information about an object or an unfamiliar environment. The exploration has strong implications for the survival of the individual and of its...