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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rabbits (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Oryctolagus cuniculus</i>).

This chapter covers rabbit domestication, changes in the animals, their environment and management, behaviour, health and welfare. Focus is given on the innate or learned behaviour, different types of social behaviour, behaviour in case of danger or peril, active and resting behaviour patterns,...

Author(s)
Ekesbo, I.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937706)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

The existence and consistency of individual behavioral types in response to challenging situations is of increasing interest in behavioral biology. In our study on European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), we (1) investigated correlations between social behavior during early development and...

Author(s)
Rödel, H. G.; Monclús, R.; Holst, D. von
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Physiology & Behavior, 2006, 89, 2, pp 180-188
Abstract

The purpose of this experiment was to describe early behavioural responses to illness in rabbits and their relation with physiological changes to improve early detection of infection by Taenia pisiformis in rabbits. Twenty adult female New Zealand rabbits were randomly allocated to 2 groups to...

Author(s)
Betancourt-Alonso, M. A.; Orihuela, A.; Aguirre, V.; Vázquez, R.; Flores-Pérez, I.
Publisher
Universidad de Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Citation
World Rabbit Science, 2011, 19, 1, pp 21-30
Abstract

Despite their gregarious nature, rabbits used for research are often housed individually due to concerns about aggression and disease transmission. However, conventional laboratory cages restrict movement, and rabbits housed singly in these cages often perform abnormal behaviours, an indication of...

Author(s)
Chu, L. R.; Garner, J. P.; Mench, J. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2004, 85, 1/2, pp 121-139
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Author(s)
Mayer, J.
Publisher
Veterinary Learning Systems, Yardley, USA
Citation
Journal of Exotic Mammal Medicine and Surgery, 2003, 1, 1, pp 6
AbstractFull Text

During recent years the analysis of the rabbits' welfare has received increasing attention. Many scientific investigations have been carried out on the effects of alternative housing systems on productive performance, meat quality and welfare of rabbits. Intensive rabbit breeding normally involves...

Author(s)
Zucca, D.; Heinzl, E.; Luzi, F.; Cardile, H.; Ricci, C.; Verga, M.
Publisher
World Rabbit Science Association, Castanet-Tolosan, France
Citation
Proceedings of the 9th World Rabbit Congress, Verona, Italy, 10-13 June 2008, 2008, pp 1281-1286
Abstract

Author(s)
Vastrade, F. M.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1987, 18, 2, pp 185-195
Abstract

Observations on the behaviour of rabbits in three confined populations (previously described, V.B. 30, 3108) were continued, and are described in detail. The effects of periods of starvation on social behaviour are included.-A. CULEY.

Author(s)
Myers, K.; Poole, W. E.
Citation
C.S.I.R.O. Wildlife Research, 1961, 6, pp 1-41
Abstract

In this paper, which covers a period of 19 mths., the 3rd breeding season is described, together with an account of the preceding outbreak of myxomatosis and the later starvation of the population. Following the epidemic, despite regeneration of the pasture in Feb., social and sexual activities...

Author(s)
MYKYTOWYCZ, R.
Citation
C.S.I.R.O. Wildlife Research, 1961, 6, pp 142-155

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