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Eating

Peter G. Clifton

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195162851
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199863891 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0018
 Eating

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This chapter discusses the salient features of rat feeding behavior relevant to laboratory-based studies of this species. Topics covered include lifetime patterns of intake, daily patterns of intake, meal patterns, behavior that anticipates feeding, feeding and the behavior that follows feeding, diet choice, and neophobia and diet variety.

Keywords: laboratory rats; feeding behavior; meal patterns; rat behavior; diet choice; meal intake

Chapter.  6350 words. 

Subjects: Neuroscience

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