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Some behavioural changes associated with the guinea-pig oestrous cycle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7195125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper describes some behaviour patterns of the guinea-pig, Cavia porcellus, which vary systematically with the oestrous cycle. Oestrus is characterised by an increase in locomotion, and scent-marking, as well as by greater interest in conspecifics. All of these are behaviours known to increase at oestrus in other rodent species. The significance of these changes for the social organisation of this species is discussed.
L I Birke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0044-3573     ISO Abbreviation:  Z Tierpsychol     Publication Date:  1981  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-07-23     Completed Date:  1981-07-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0033336     Medline TA:  Z Tierpsychol     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-89     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Behavior, Animal / physiology*
Guinea Pigs / physiology*
Motor Activity
Social Behavior

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