Mouse Ethogram

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 interactions, variant of Group sleeping


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.


  1. A sleeping group can be a combination of huddling and dog piling.

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