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animal behavior

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Becca Stubbs

on 15 October 2012

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Animal Behavior 10 types Reproductive Maternal Momma becomes protector Communicative sent thru all senses "fight or flight"? social attitudes Eliminative
Behavior Others are a little less neat... Pheromones (hormones)
are released to attract other sex. All instinct Behavior shown before mating For example:
-lightning bugs flashing certain
pattern. Females responding
to those males.
- courtship:
Before mating, the male presents the female with a nuptial gift, an insect wrapped in a silk web. Wile the female is unwrapping and eating the insect, the male is able to mate with her without being attacked. After mating, however, the male may be eaten by the female anyway. cows, goats, horses: lick young
to increase blood flow and encourage
baby to feed & stand. sows lie down and
piglets find udders serious injuries occur when
working with mother, USE CAUTION! Opposite sex can smell pheromones Ruminants (and horses) will feed young until they are ready to wean... Wean: To begin solid food, get off milk This maternal behavior
can also be seen between
animals and owners... cows will feed until 100-120 days sows: 21- month.. or until young stop
ewes: 60-70 days How do these other momma's react? body language
calf nursing calls of distress
all ages
squeals, bleats, bawling, etc smells
adoptive mothers sensing "baby's
scent" on orphaned calf...
amniotic fluid smeared on new calf Vocally
from producer or other animals
many of reasons Sight
cattle have a 310-360 deg vision
approach by different angles A pecking order:
natural way of establishing 'rank'
in herd.
ex: similar to popularity in group competitive eaters find seclusion during
illness or birth tonight's homework: 3 sentence write up on Temple Grandin.
Answer these questions:
1-Who is she?
2-What has she done for the ag/ vet industry?
3-What is one concept/ idea she has developed? how well they handle, is all based on a few things... prior experience
lighting/ shadows
smells (blood) Feeding
behaviors "inhale" food, stomach breaks & chews it up Animals stay close to
Water Travel and eat Temperature, age, activity level all
affect grazing/ eating behavior Some animals find specific
areas for dumping fecal matter Exciting & stressful situations cause more
urinating and defecation. during travel Going to market Easily avoided Some look for shade.. for digestion
Others look for wet and muck in storms, trees
are main shelter in cold hogs huddle
for warmth Shelter seeking Investigative Curiousity
Carefully approach new object

Example: Police Dogs
Strong sensitive nose picks up
scents of drugs, people, etc.
Easy to recognize when dog found good trail. "In sync" Allelomimetic Eat together,
find water together,
rest together,
sleep as group Great way to notice
changes in one particular
animal. Maladaptive/ abnormal
behavior In closed houses, animals get tired,
begin to CANNABALIZE. Some of these are...Pigs and Chickens Tonight's homework:
Complete an observation of a pet/ animal using your knowledge of animal behaviors.
Note the following items:
1)3 or more behaviors (maternal, eliminative, etc)
2) Describe what the animal is doing during the actions.
3)Interaction with other animals..
*** This will be a 3-5 paragraph summary*** Restraints Physical Psychological Chemical Monday Oct 14th: Grab a partner .... ... and collaborate on these questions What behaviors would these situations fall under?

1-chickens pecking one another
2-A puppy defecating all over a couch
3-Sheep flocking to the same water trough
4-In stormy weather a herd of cows sitting under tree
5-Hogs chewing on one another Take workbooks out,
for the remainder of class we will be reading and digging through VI-III and building up some notes.
The right side will be reading cat restraints
Left side will be reading dog restraints
We will share your findings with the class...
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