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1

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

2

What is the hunger mechanism used in wild animals?

Eat until they don’t feel hungry

3

What is the satiety mechanism in domestic animals?

Avoid their stomachs being so empty that they experience hunger

4

What is the optimal foraging theory?

If a patch of food becomes depleted it is beneficial to move to a different patch

5

How to do animals learn/who from when feeding?

Training and trial and error feeding
Maternal learning
Observational learning through conspecifics

6

What does pica mean?

Abnormal ingestive behaviour of materials not normally food

7

What is conditioned taste aversion?

The pairing of a food with a toxin causing illness

8

What are the effects of domestication on feeding behaviour?

Less feeding time
Competition in a limited space
Can cause stereotypies