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Preliminary studies of grooming behavior of domestic American Guinea pig (Cavia porcellus)

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dc.contributor.author Poornima, Nisansala Sri
dc.contributor.author Ahamed, Riyas
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-07T05:52:05Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-07T05:52:05Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation 8th International Symposium 2018 on “Innovative Multidisciplinary Research for Green Development”. 17th - 18th December, 2018. South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, University Park, Oluvil, Sri Lanka. pp. 133-140. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-955-627-141-6
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.lib.seu.ac.lk/handle/123456789/3536
dc.description.abstract The present study was carried out to elucidate the grooming behavior under clean and dust environmental condition in domestic American guinea pig (Caviaporcellus). The domestic guinea pig was allowed to provide all necessary food items and water prior to the initiation of experiment in order to minimize physiological stress and the present study was carried out in residential place at Homagama during the period ofDecember 2015 to January 2016. The guinea pig was placed for 1 hour in the clean environment and allowed another 1 hour in dust environment. Wood shavings were applied to the cage in order to make cage as dust environment. Then number of grooming and time taken for each grooming in seconds in each environment wererecorded.As this manner recordings were taken for 10 days.Data were analyzed statistically using Microsoft Excel 2013 for Chi-Square test. Results revealed that the Grooming behaviour of Guinea pig was significantly high in dust environment in comparing with the clean environment (χ2 test; p<0.001). en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, University Park, Oluvil, Sri Lanka. en_US
dc.subject Grooming behavior en_US
dc.subject American Guinea pig en_US
dc.subject Dust environment en_US
dc.title Preliminary studies of grooming behavior of domestic American Guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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