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Wiping



Overview and Meaning

Wiping is a stereotypy - a repetitive, unvarying behavior lacking apparent goal or function. 

Description

A mouse rears against the side of the cage and sways from side to side. While the hind-legs usually remain stationary, the forepaws and head move in an arc from side to side that may reach down to the floor on either side of the body. 

Classification

Stereotypy

Contexts

Malfunctional

Variants

None

 

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