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The Behavior of the Laboratory RatA Handbook with Tests$
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Ian Q. Whishaw and Bryan Kolb

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195162851

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.001.0001

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Defensive Burying

Defensive Burying

(p.353) 33 Defensive Burying
The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat

Dallas Treit

John J. P. Pinel

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses defensive burying behavior by rats. Topics covered include development of defensive burying paradigms, unconditioned defensive burying, characteristics and generality of defensive burying, burying as a defensive response in the wild, and conducting conditioned defensive burying experiments.

Keywords:   laboratory rats, rat behavior, defensive behavior, burying, defensive burying

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