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205 rats were housed in cages in single-sex groups of 3, 5, 8 or alone for 8 weeks and behavioural observations were regularly made. Overall, females spent more time in escape-related behaviours than males. The number of rats per cage did not affect male time budgets in the long term but there were ...

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Hurst, J. L.; Barnard, C. J.; Tolladay, U.; Nevison, C. M.; West, C. D.
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 1999, 58, 3, pp 563-586
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Hurst, J. L.; Barnard, C. J.; Nevison, C. M.; West, C. D.
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Animal Welfare, 1998, 7, 2, pp 121-136
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Hurst, J. L.; Barnard, C. J.; Nevison, C. M.; West, C. D.
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Animal Welfare, 1997, 6, 4, pp 329-347
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Laboratory rats maintained in single sex groups of 8 for 9 weeks were categorized into social classes based on levels of aggression. The number of aggressive acts initiated and received provided a measure of social pressure for each rat. Males and females differed in the relationship between social ...

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Hurst, J. L.; Barnard, C. J.; Hare, R.; Wheeldon, E. B.; West, C. D.
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 1996, 52, 2, pp 335-360