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Interest in commercially farmed rabbit welfare has increased in recent years. As a result, new alternative housing systems have been developed, although they require evaluation in order to demonstrate their potential for improving welfare. The aim of this trial was to study the behavioural traits...

Author(s)
Alfonso-Carrillo, C.; Martín, E.; Blas, C. de; Ibáñez, M. A.; García-Rebollar, P.; García-Ruiz, A. I.
Publisher
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Citation
World Rabbit Science, 2014, 22, 1, pp 59-69
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rabbit behavior.

This chapter covers several aspects of rabbit behaviour. Ethology, domestication of rabbits, behaviour of wild rabbits, behaviour of domestic rabbits, systems of rabbit behaviour and environmental factors affecting behaviour are discussed.

Author(s)
McNitt, J. I.; Lukefahr, S. D.; Cheeke, P. R.; Patton, N. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640129)
Type
Book chapter
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European female rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) have evolved parsimony in the relationship towards their offspring. Lactating females nurse their litter immediately after parturition, but then leave the nest and will interact with their young only once per day, for a 5-minute nursing episode....

Author(s)
Coureaud, G.; Fortun-Lamothe, L.; Rödel, H. G.; Monclús, R.; Schaal, B.
Publisher
World Rabbit Science Association, Castanet-Tolosan, France
Citation
Proceedings of the 9th World Rabbit Congress, Verona, Italy, 10-13 June 2008, 2008, pp 1131-1146
Abstract

An account is given of social, territorial, sexual, maternal and feeding behaviour in rabbits.

Author(s)
Xu, H. Y.
Citation
Cuniculture (Paris), 1996, No. 132, pp 253-257
Abstract

A new species is beginning to invade the broad environment provided by biological literature: it is the " symposium volume ". Made up from the contributions of different authors, it is sometimes tied to a main theme, but usually reveals its origin as a hybrid between an ordinary journal for...

Author(s)
BLISS, E. L.
Publisher
New York: Harper & Brothers,
Citation
Boots of behavior. Genetics, instinct, and socialisation in animal behavior., 1962, pp xi + 339 pp.

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