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Cover for The behaviour of the domestic cat.

The second edition of this book contains 12 chapters that discuss the domestication and general biology (anatomy and physiology), senses, behaviour mechanisms, behavioural development, communication, feeding behaviour, hunting and predatory behaviours, social behaviour, relationship with humans,...

Author(s)
Bradshaw, J. W. S.; Casey, R. A.; Brown, S. L.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939922)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The cat: domestication and biology.

This chapter discusses the evolution; distribution; history of domestication; relationship with humans and the general anatomy, physiology and reproduction of cats.

Author(s)
Bradshaw, J. W. S.; Casey, R. A.; Brown, S. L.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939922)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sensory abilities.

The sensory system and physiology and the behavioural responses of cats are described.

Author(s)
Bradshaw, J. W. S.; Casey, R. A.; Brown, S. L.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939922)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mechanisms of behaviour.

This chapter deals with the role of the central nervous system and related physiological mechanisms in determining the behaviour patterns in cats.

Author(s)
Bradshaw, J. W. S.; Casey, R. A.; Brown, S. L.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939922)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behavioural development.

The sensory and behavioural development of cats from kittens to adults are described.

Author(s)
Bradshaw, J. W. S.; Casey, R. A.; Brown, S. L.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939922)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Communication.

This chapter describes how cats communicate with other cats, including by vocalization, posture and olfaction.

Author(s)
Bradshaw, J. W. S.; Casey, R. A.; Brown, S. L.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939922)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feeding behaviour.

The nutrient requirements, nutrition physiology and feeding behaviour of cats are discussed.

Author(s)
Bradshaw, J. W. S.; Casey, R. A.; Brown, S. L.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939922)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Hunting and predation.

This chapter discusses the physiological and behavioural aspects of predation, learning, predator prey relationships, the impact of cats on wild prey populations and methods on how to reduce this impact.

Author(s)
Bradshaw, J. W. S.; Casey, R. A.; Brown, S. L.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939922)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Social behaviour.

This chapter describes the social behaviour and interactions of cats, including sexual behaviour, maternal behaviour, behavioural differences between sexes, social dominance, aggression and territoriality.

Author(s)
Bradshaw, J. W. S.; Casey, R. A.; Brown, S. L.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939922)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The cat-human relationship.

The behaviour of cats and their interactions with humans are described.

Author(s)
Bradshaw, J. W. S.; Casey, R. A.; Brown, S. L.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939922)
Type
Book chapter