Pica-beteende hos katter (Felis catus): påverkan av ras och miljö?
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Pica is a behavior that can be seen in several animal groups. In cats, it means that they are eating, chewing or licking on material that is non-food. In this study the data was collected through an online survey. In total 522 responses, of which 26% of the cats were exhibiting pica. It was found that 28% of the housecats and 26% of purebred cats exhibited pica. This study examined whether race or environment could be a factor determining when cats exhibit pica, but no significance was found. There are only a few earlier studies done on the subject. This makes it important to further investigate the factors that cause pica in cats.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 16 p.
Pica, katt, beteende
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-227932OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-227932DiVA: diva2:731757
Subject / course
Ecology Programme (HGO)
Camous Gotland, sal B15, Cramérgatan 3, Visby (Swedish)
Alatalo, Juha, Fil dr
Widbom, Bertil, Fil dr