Ontogeny of individuality in the domestic cat in the home environment

  title={Ontogeny of individuality in the domestic cat in the home environment},
  author={Sarah E. Lowe and John W. S. Bradshaw},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
The behaviour of house cats Felis silvestris catus from nine litters was recorded at 4 months, 1 year and 2 years of age, in their home environment immediately after meals fed by their owners. We extracted by principal components analysis four elements of 'behavioural style' that were consistent from one age to another: based upon behaviour patterns that were most heavily loaded on each component, these were labelled as Staying Indoors, Rubbing, Investigative and Boldness elements. The Staying… CONTINUE READING

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