The influence of handling and exposure to a ferret on body temperature and running wheel activity of golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus)
Contributor(s):: Eberli, Patrizia, Gebhardt-Henrich, Sabine G., Steiger, Andreas
In order to determine a stress response, two groups of twenty male golden hamsters were either exposed to a ferret or handled by a human. The hamsters’ body temperature and running wheel activity were measured as stress correlates. Half of the hamsters’ cages were equipped with a functional...
Disparities in activity levels and learning ability between Djungarian hamster (Phodopus sungorus) and Roborovskii hamster (Phodopus roborovskii)
Contributor(s):: Hiromi Ikeda, Mao Nagasawa, Takeshi Yamaguchi, Kimie Minaminaka, Ryosei Goda, Vishwajit S. Chowdhury, Shinobu Yasuo, Mitsuhiro Furuse
The Djungarian hamster and the Roborovskii hamster belong to the same genus of Phodopus. However, the Djungarian hamster is tame and shows sedative behavior, while Roborovskii hamster is not tame and shows high levels of locomotor activity. Hyperactivity occurs in animals with tameless behavior....
Evidence of multiple virulence subtypes in nosocomial and community-associated MRSA genotypes in companion animals from the upper midwestern and northeastern United States
Contributor(s):: Lin, Y., Barker, E., Kislow, J., Kaldhone, P., Stemper, M. E., Pantrangi, M., Moore, F. M., Hall, M., Fritsche, T. R., Novicki, T., Foley, S. L., Shukla, S. K.
Perceptions among university students in Seville (Spain) of the rabbit as livestock and as a companion animal
| Contributor(s):: González-Redondo, P., Contreras-Chacón, G. M.
Welfare of non-traditional pets
| Contributor(s):: Schuppli, C. A., Fraser, D., Bacon, H. J.
The keeping of non-traditional or 'exotic' pets has been growing in popularity worldwide. In addition to the typical welfare challenges of keeping more traditional pet species like dogs and cats, ensuring the welfare of non-traditional pets is complicated by factors such as lack of knowledge,...
The Truth About Cats and Dogs (and Birds and Fish): Picking the Best Pet for Your Family
| Contributor(s):: Rowley, Barbara
Young children's interest in live animals
| Contributor(s):: Lobue, V., Bloom Pickard, M., Sherman, K., Axford, C., DeLoache, J. S.
Respiratory symptoms and hamsters or other pets: a large-sized population survey in Saitama Prefecture
| Contributor(s):: Suzuki, K., Kayaba, K., Tanuma, T., Kitazawa, J., Yanagawa, H.
Commentary: Interpersonal violence as a mediator of stress-related disorders in humans
| Contributor(s):: Jasnow, Aaron M., Ressler, Kerry J.
Ethological vignette: Social stress as a formative experience
| Contributor(s):: Huhman, Kim L.
Formative Experiences: The Interaction of Caregiving, Culture, and Developmental Psychobiology
| Contributor(s):: Wilce, James
Play fighting of juvenile golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus): Effects of two types of social deprivation and days of testing
| Contributor(s):: Guerra, Rogerio F., Takase, Emilio, de O. Nunes, Carlos R.
Commentary on: 'Social stress as a formative experience
Animal-assisted therapy with children suffering from insecure attachment due to abuse and neglect: a method to lower the risk of intergenerational transmission of abuse?
| Contributor(s):: Parish-Plass, N.
Shelter choice by Syrian hamsters ( Mesocricetus auratus ) in the laboratory
| Contributor(s):: Veillette, M., Reebs, S. G.
The preference of Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) for different in-cage shelters was tested. First, 15 males and 15 females were made to choose between a cage with a shelter and one without. Different shelters were tested consecutively: short (10-cm) or medium (15-cm) pipes made of black...
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| Contributor(s):: van der Kolk, F.