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The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge and attitudes of pet rabbit owners at the time of buying their rabbit(s) and to investigate factors influencing the planned husbandry and housing of their rabbit(s). A questionnaire was used to assess the impact of demographics, knowledge and...

Author(s)
Edgar, J. L.; Mullan, S. M.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2011, 168, 13, pp 353
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 introduced feral cat (Felis catus) is a widespread generalist with flexible social behaviour and an apex predator without major interspecific competitors in insular ecosystems that evolved in the absence of predators. Mechanistic definitions consider an animal's home range to be the spatial...

Author(s)
Recio, M. R.; Seddon, P. J.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 2013, 67, 12, pp 1971-1981
Abstract

One million pet rabbits are kept in The Netherlands, but there are no data available on their behaviour and welfare. This study seeks to assess the welfare of pet rabbits in Dutch households and is a first step in the development of a welfare assessment system. In an internet survey, housing...

Author(s)
Schepers, F.; Koene, P.; Beerda, B.
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2009, 18, 4, pp 477-485
Abstract

The frequency of some behaviours of growing rabbits was studied in pens keeping the animals either on wire net or combined (half of the floor wire net, half of the floor straw litter) floor at different stocking densities. The combined floor could be favourable by increasing the frequency of the...

Author(s)
Jekkel, G.; Milisits, G.
Publisher
Edizioni Avenue Media, Bologna, Italy
Citation
Italian Journal of Animal Science, 2009, 8, Supplement 3, pp 202-204
AbstractFull Text

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
AbstractFull Text

To test if rabbits located in cage rows, as in the industrial units, can manifest a kind of social relationship by looking at each other, a specific experimental set was prepared. This was formed by three contiguous cages in which three 17 weeks-old does were introduced. The behaviour of the does...

Author(s)
Negretti, P.; Bianconi, G.; Finzi, A.
Publisher
World Rabbit Science Association, Castanet-Tolosan, France
Citation
Proceedings of the 9th World Rabbit Congress, Verona, Italy, 10-13 June 2008, 2008, pp 1213-1216
AbstractFull Text

Dutch belted rabbits are commonly used as research animals due to their small size compared to New Zealand White rabbits. As a generalization, Dutch belted rabbits tend to be approximately 2/3 smaller than New Zealand Whites in our colonies. In the laboratory, this translates to the utilization of...

Author(s)
Pritt, S.; Wood, J.; Fetter, B.; Kline, 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 1229-1232
Abstract

The behaviour and personality of 102 pet rabbits and their interactions with their owners were assessed in their home environment. Information was obtained by interviews with the owner and by direct observation, and the owners were asked to describe the personality of their rabbit. A 10-minute...

Author(s)
Mullan, S. M.; Main, D. C. J.
Publisher
British Veterinary Association, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2007, 160, 15, pp 516-520
CABI Book Info
Cover for Domestic animal behaviour and welfare.

This book contains chapters on the behaviour and welfare of domestic animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, furbearing animals, fishes, turkeys, ducks, geese and other livestock. The 36 chapters are divided into 6 main sections that discuss concepts and methods of measuring behaviour, organization ...

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.; Fraser, A. F.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932879)
Type
Book

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