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Density spatial organisation and reproductive tactics in the domestic cat and other felids
Management of feral domestic cats in the urban environment of Rome (Italy).
Effect of affiliative and agonistic relationships on leadership behaviour in free-ranging dogs
Dominance in relation to age, sex, and competitive contexts in a group of free-ranging domestic dogs
The findings of this research contradict the notion that free-ranging dogs are "asocial" animals and agree with other studies suggesting that long-term social bonds exist withinfree-ranging dog groups.
Bold attitude makes male urban feral domestic cats more vulnerable to Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
High variation in multiple paternity of domestic cats (Felis catus L.) in relation to environmental conditions
The authors' data showed a high rate of multiple paternity in the urban population, whereas it was much lower in the rural population, as most males were able to monopolize the entire litter.
Relationships Between Cat Lovers and Feral Cats in Rome
The results of this study can help public administrations decide on how to allocate funds for the management of feral cats and provide statistics on the individual food intake/cat/day, as well as information on the type of collaboration one should expect from cat lovers.
The social function of tail up in the domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus)
Urban feral cats (Felis catus L.): perspectives for a demographic control respecting the psycho-biological welfare of the species.
- E. Natoli
- PsychologyAnnali dell'Istituto superiore di sanita
Some possible interventions of the Public Veterinary Services for feral cat control in the cities are proposed, mainly in demographic control by means of neutering the cats, with particular attention to the psycho-biological welfare of the species.
Influence of oestrus synchronization on male reproductive success in the domestic cat (Felis catus L.)
The results support the prediction that the variance in male reproductive success was four times greater in years when females bred asynchronously and dominant males sired the highest proportion of offspring.