Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-711
Waiblinger, E; König, B (2007). Housing and husbandry conditions affect stereotypic behaviour in laboratory gerbils. ALTEX : Alternativen zu Tierexperimenten, 24(Suppl):67-70.
An artificial burrow was developed which fits into standard laboratory cages and significantly reduces stereotypic digging in gerbils. Also, the causes of bar-chewing were assessed experimentally. Neither the lack of gnawing material, nor the spatial proximity of cage-lid bars and food in the hopper, nor the routine husbandry procedure of transferring juvenile gerbils to a fresh cage, but premature separation of juvenile gerbils from their parents before the birth of younger siblings significantly increased bar-chewing.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||570 Life sciences; biology
590 Animals (Zoology)
|Deposited On:||11 Feb 2008 12:17|
|Last Modified:||25 Nov 2012 04:16|
|Publisher:||Spektrum Akademischer Verlag|
|Free access at:||Official URL. An embargo period may apply.|
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