Flashcards in Feeding Behaviour 6 Deck (8)
What is appetitive and consummatory behaviour?
Appetitive= activity that increases the likelihood of fulfilling a certain need e.g. food searching
Consummatory= response to a stimulus that achieves the satisfaction of fulfilling a need e.g. actual ingestion of food
What is the hunger mechanism used in wild animals?
Eat until they don’t feel hungry
What is the satiety mechanism in domestic animals?
Avoid their stomachs being so empty that they experience hunger
What is the optimal foraging theory?
If a patch of food becomes depleted it is beneficial to move to a different patch
How to do animals learn/who from when feeding?
Training and trial and error feeding
Observational learning through conspecifics
What does pica mean?
Abnormal ingestive behaviour of materials not normally food
What is conditioned taste aversion?
The pairing of a food with a toxin causing illness