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Cover for Practical feline behaviour: understanding cat behaviour and improving welfare.

This book contains all the relevant information that a veterinary nurse or technician needs to understand and handle the behaviour and welfare of house cats, and to offer safe and practical advice to clients. This approachable and down-to-earth text describes the internal and external influences on ...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feline communication.

A review on the various means of communication and sounds made by cats was presented in this chapter. Highlights of this chapter focused on the cat's vocalization such as vowel sounds which are produced by the cat opening and closing its mouth and include: the meow, sexual vocalizations, yowl, howl ...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Teaching your cat to come to you when you call.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Courtship and mating in butterflies

This is a book about butterfly behaviour. Specifically, the behaviours associated with courtship rituals (described in Chapters 5 and 6) and mating and reproduction (described in Chapters 7 and 8). To understand the ways in which butterflies act as adults in search of mates, it is necessary to...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

This chapter provides a brief description of the origins, evolution and taxonomy of various butterfly species. Information on the courtship and mating behaviours of some selected Lepidopterans are also presented.

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sexual selection and mate choice.

This chapter discusses sexual selection, sexual conflicts and identification of a potential mate, including the visual signals produced as a way of advertising their qualities to potential mates, the female and male Choice, as well as the role reversals (wherein the males are the choosiest in terms ...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Courtship behaviour.

Courtship has evolved as a way of facilitating mate choices. It provides a means by which one sex, usually the male, carries out a repertoire of behaviours with the purpose of communicating information on identity and quality. The function of courtship is clearly both to attract and persuade, via a ...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing affective states in animals.

Accurate assessment of emotional or affective state provides a foundation for scientific investigations into the mental health and well-being of animals and is the focus of this chapter. This chapter begins by discussing what emotion actually is and the inherent challenges of studying a phenomenon...

Author(s)
Mendl, M.; Paul, E. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Social and reproductive behaviour.

This chapter discusses social behaviour; group living; communication; natural selection; common social behaviours; and parent-offspring interactions in domestic animals.

Author(s)
Weary, D. M.; Fraser, D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behaviour of pigs.

This chapter discusses the origin; social behaviour; perception and communication; cognition, emotions and personalities; foraging and feeding behaviour; coping with the environment; mating behaviour; periparturient behaviour; behaviour during lactation; and behavioural development in piglets and...

Author(s)
Špinka, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter

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