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description of all possible behaviors you could observe. Know what is normal for your animals
General Categories of Behavior
Allelomimetic, Ingestive and Eliminative, Maintenance, Communicative, Shelter-seeking, Sexual, Caregiving and Care Soliciting, Agonistic
gregarious species tend to do the same thing at the same time ie grazing, drinking, walking, the dominant animal leads group
Ingestive and Eliminative Behavior
foraging, grazing throughout the day, deposition, indiscrimnate: cattle, sheep, goats, and chickens, definite: swine, horses, rabbits
Non ingestive and eliminative behavior
not eating, or drinking, abnormal feces, excessive eliminations
Non vocal communicative behaviors
Non vocal signals, ear positions or angles, tail motions, hair or feathers raised
non communicative behaviors
not vocalizing, strange vocalizations, listless/droopy, body or head positions, avoid group members
Shelter Seeking Behavior
seek comfortable environment, shade or water, windbreak or top of hill, escape predators or threats like perching
Fighting Agonistic Behavior
any behavior related to fighting includes threat displays and retreats also
Priority Agonistic Behavior
animals need to establish priority access to food, mates, preferred areas, results in hierarchy
repetitive behaviors that serve no obvious function, feather pecking, sham dustbathing, tail and bar biting , pacing, weaving, tongue rolling, cribbing
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