Possible significance of anogenital licking by female rat during precopulatory behavioural patterns

P. M. Ambadkar, Ami Raval

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Possible significance of licking of anogenital region by female rat in the initial steps of precopulatory behaviour was studied in short bouts of 3 min each. The order of conspicuous events was (1) exploratory behaviour, (2) partners pursuing each other, (3) head-to-tail orientation and mutual licking of anogenital regions; particularly when females were in oestrous and metoestrous stages and (4) obvious avoidance and even aggressive behaviour by female during dioestrous stage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-320
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Experimental Biology
Volume36
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Possible significance of anogenital licking by female rat during precopulatory behavioural patterns. / Ambadkar, P. M.; Raval, Ami.

In: Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, Vol. 36, No. 3, 01.12.1998, p. 318-320.

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