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Feeding


Overview and Meaning

Feeding is a maintenance behavior, that functions to maintain the physiological stasis, comfort, and appearance of the mouse. .

Description

The animal rears up to gnaw at food pellets through the bars of the food hopper. The forepaws are generally used to hold the food pellet steady.

Classification

Maintenance Behaviors

Contexts

None

Variants

This description may vary depending on housing and feeding descriptions. For example, lose food provided in the cage vs. a food hooper.


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