Effects of single caging and cage size on behavior and stress level of domestic neutered cats housed in an animal shelter.

@article{Uetake2013EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of single caging and cage size on behavior and stress level of domestic neutered cats housed in an animal shelter.},
  author={Katsuji Uetake and Akihiro Goto and Rumi Koyama and Rieko Kikuchi and Toshio Tanaka},
  journal={Animal science journal = Nihon chikusan Gakkaiho},
  year={2013},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={272-4}
}
Cats need a minimum amount of space even in animal shelters. In this study the effects of single caging and cage size on the behavior and stress level of domestic cats were investigated. Six neutered cats (2-15 years old) that had been housed in a group for at least 7 months were moved to three kinds of single cages (small, medium and large) by rotation on a Latin square design. They experienced each cage size for 6 days. Cats could use vertical dimensions when housed in a group room and the… CONTINUE READING
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