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Push-dig


Overview and Meaning

Push-dig is a type of nesting behavior, that aids in construction of the nest.  

Description

The forwards pushing and kicking of bedding material with fast alternating movements of the forepaws, it is often accompanied by forward locomotion.

Classification

Nesting Behavior

Contexts

Nesting behavior occurs in the contexts of, reproduction, and environmental changes.

Variants

An animal can be observed pushing substrate up the sides of the cages or to other locations other than the nest site.  


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