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Study finds that dogs pay more attention to ‘dog-directed speech’ than to ‘adult-directed speech’

Date
13 March 2018
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The Theileria orientalis/Theileria buffeli group are a genetically diverse group of tickborne intracellular protozoan parasites of cattle and...

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Cover for Theileria annulata infections

Theileria annulata is a tickborne intracellular protozoan parasite of cattle, which occurs in North Africa, southern Europe, the Near and Middle...

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Differences in the temperament of individuals may influence how animals cope with environmental challenges and must be considered in a pre-release training program. In this study we aimed to evaluate individual distinctiveness in the expression of exploratory and anti-predatory behaviors of...

Author(s)
Paulino, R.; Nogueira-Filho, S. L. G.; Nogueira, S. S. da C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 205, pp 107-114
Abstract

Although temperament has been studied in a wide range of animal species such as primates, dog or a rodents, it has not yet been well documented in birds and in particular in psittacids. Since parrots possess developed communicative and cognitive skills, the study of personality traits is of...

Author(s)
Coutant, T.; Bagur, S.; Gilbert, C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 202, pp 100-111
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Captive animals are susceptible to chronic stress due to restricted space, lack of hiding places, presence of visitors, or the lack of resources that promote physical and mental stimuli. In birds, chronic stress can promote stereotypes, self-mutilation, feather picking, chewing on cage bars and...

Author(s)
Almeida, A. C. de; Palme, R.; Moreira, N.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 201, pp 125-135
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Despite Psitaciformes (parrots) being the third largest nonpasserine order (398 species), it currently ranks second in number of threatened species (28%) according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) criteria. Since most of the literature concerning reproductive...

Author(s)
Pereira, R. J. G.; Christofoletti, M. D.; Blank, M. H.; Duarte, J. M. B.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
General and Comparative Endocrinology, 2018, 260, pp 1-8
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Budgerigars housed in conventional cages have no opportunity for some normal behaviours, in particular flight, and develop stereotyped behaviours. Increasingly aviaries are used for groups of budgerigars but the minimum space requirement to support normal behaviour is not known. We compared the...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.; Farrugia, C.; Lin ChunHan; Mancera, K.; Doneley, B.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 199, pp 89-93
Abstract

Research based on Psittacus erithacus (African Grey Parrot) as animal model of choice for the study of imitation and phonological awareness, cooperative problem solving, sharing and reciprocity and context-related vocalizations are reported.

Author(s)
Barone, D.; Marinelli, P.
Publisher
Point Vétérinaire Italie s.r.l., Milano, Italy
Citation
Summa, Animali da Compagnia, 2018, 35, 1, pp 47-56
Abstract

This article explores the reasons (the term differentials is often used by UK behaviourists) for aggression by pet parrots directed toward caregivers and household members when they attempt to physically interact with the parrot, and consequences that lack of touch may have on the caregiver-parrot...

Author(s)
Henley, E.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
Companion Animal, 2018, 23, 2, pp 104-108

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