A rule of thumb in mammalian herbivores?

  title={A rule of thumb in mammalian herbivores?},
  author={Magnus Augner and Frederick D. Provenza and Juan J. Villalba},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
In two experiments on appetitive learning we conditioned lambs, Ovis aries, to particular concentrations of a flavour by mixing the flavour with an energy-rich food that complemented their energy-poor diet. The lambs were subsequently offered energy-rich food with five different concentrations of the flavour (the concentration to which they were conditioned, two higher concentrations, and two lower concentrations). At these tests, the lambs consistently preferred the weaker flavours. This… CONTINUE READING