Stereotypic and self‐injurious behavior in rhesus macaques: A survey and retrospective analysis of environment and early experience

@article{Lutz2003StereotypicAS,
  title={Stereotypic and self‐injurious behavior in rhesus macaques: A survey and retrospective analysis of environment and early experience},
  author={Corrine K Lutz and Arnold D. Well and Melinda A Novak},
  journal={American Journal of Primatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={60}
}
Abnormal behavior in captive rhesus monkeys can range from active whole‐body and self‐directed stereotypies to self‐injurious behavior (SIB). Although abnormal behaviors are common in singly‐housed rhesus monkeys, the type and frequency of these behaviors are highly variable across individual animals, and the factors influencing them are equally varied. The purpose of this investigation was to survey abnormal behavior in a large population of rhesus macaques, to characterize the relationship… 

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