Defensive aspects of burrowing behavior in rats (Rattus Norvegicus): A descriptive and correlational study

@article{Kitaoka1994DefensiveAO,
  title={Defensive aspects of burrowing behavior in rats (Rattus Norvegicus): A descriptive and correlational study},
  author={A. Kitaoka},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
  year={1994},
  volume={31},
  pages={13-27}
}
  • A. Kitaoka
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Behavioural Processes
  • Several burrowing behavioral characteristics of five different, genetically-biased, strains of rats (Rattus norvegicus), with each showing various defensive and open-field behaviors, were investigated to examine the defensive aspects of burrowing behavior. The strains used were the Tsukuba High- and Low-Emotional (THE and TLE), F344/DuCrj (F344), Long Evans (LE), and the Wistar-Imamichi/lar (WI). The THE and LE strains showed significantly shorter burrowing latency, more digging activity, and… CONTINUE READING
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