Stimulus and hormonal determinants of flehmen behavior in cats

  title={Stimulus and hormonal determinants of flehmen behavior in cats},
  author={B. Hart and M. Leedy},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  • B. Hart, M. Leedy
  • Published 1987
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • Felids are the main group of animals, other than ungulates, that display flehmen behavior during sociosexual interactions. In ungulates the behavior is evoked most readily by olfactory investigation of urine and vaginal secretions, and is believed to be involved in the transport of fluid-borne chemical stimuli, such as sex pheromones, from the oral cavity to the vomeronasal organ. In this study of cats flehmen was virtually always preceded by nasooral contact with the stimulus material… CONTINUE READING
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