Group sleeping - Huddling
Overview and Meaning
Huddling is an affiliative interaction, that is often performed for the purposes of warmth and security.
A mouse's entire body is pressed up against another mouse's body.
Affiliative behaviors are social interactions that function to reinforce social bonds with a group or which are of mutual benefit to all animals involved in the interaction.
- A sleeping group can be a combination of huddling and dog piling.