Foraging behaviour in domestic pigs (Sus scrofa): remembering and prioritizing food sites of different value

@article{Held2004ForagingBI,
  title={Foraging behaviour in domestic pigs (Sus scrofa): remembering and prioritizing food sites of different value},
  author={S Held and Johann Baumgartner and A KilBride and R W Byrne and M Mendl},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={114-121}
}
This experiment investigated whether domestic pigs can remember the locations of food sites of different relative value, and how a restricted retrieval choice affects their foraging behaviour. Nine juvenile female pigs were trained to relocate two food sites out of a possible eight in a spatial memory task. The two baited sites contained different amounts of food and an obstacle was added to the smaller amount to increase handling time. On each trial, a pig searched for the two baited sites… CONTINUE READING

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