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Your Position :Home->Past Journals Catalog->2014 Vol.33 No.3

The Behavior of Food Intake and Food Selection of Tree Shrews after Blocking the Line of Sight
Author of the article:ZHENG Hong1,2, LI Jintao1,2, LI Bo1,2, JIAO Jianlin2*, XUE Zhengfeng1*
Author's Workplace:(1. College of Veterinary Medicine, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province 225009, China; 2. Laboratory Animal Science Department of Kunming Medical University, Kunming 650500, China)
Key Words:visual blocking; behavior; food selection; tree shrew
Abstract:To obtain the basic data of behavioral characteristics, the behavioral changes of tree shrews were observed with sight barrier treatment. The results showed that after visual blocking, the activity and food intake speed of tree shrews were gradually increased over time. With animal numbers of movement as the dependent variable and time as independent variable for regression analysis, the regression equation was: animal numbers=50.954+time×0.607(R2 =0.870, n=80); With animals of intake food as the dependent variable and time as independent variable for regression analysis, the regression equation was: animals of intake food =e(4.356 -0.721/time) (R2=0.996, n=80). Consumption of fruits were significantly different (F=294.234; d=3; P=0.000): pomegranate>apple>pear>jujube. Consumption of animal food were significantly different (F=279.692; d=3; P=0.000): bread larvae>minced pork>rabbit>locust adults. Consumption of mixed recipes were significantly different (F=239.692; d=3; P=0.000): pomegranate>bread larvae>minced pork>apple. Tree shrews prefer sweet and juicy pomegranates and bread larvae. This experiment provides basic data for behavioral studies of tree shrews.
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