Feeding-order in an urban feral domestic cat colony: relationship to dominance rank, sex and age

  title={Feeding-order in an urban feral domestic cat colony: relationship to dominance rank, sex and age},
  author={R. Bonanni and S. Cafazzo and C. Fantini and D. Pontier and E. Natoli},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • R. Bonanni, S. Cafazzo, +2 authors E. Natoli
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • In social species, dominance relationships and access to food resources are often affected by asymmetries in resource-holding potential (RHP) between competitors of different ageesex classes with males usually being dominant and feeding first, followed by females and then juveniles. In this study we investigated how variables such as sex and age affected dominance rank and feeding order in a social group of feral domestic cats, Felis silvestris catus, a sexually dimorphic species in which males… CONTINUE READING
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