Many Common Odour Cues and (at Least) One Pheromone Shaping the Behaviour of Young Rabbits

  • Benôist Schaal
  • Gérard Coureaud
  • Anne-Sophie Moncomble
  • Dominique Langlois
  • Guy Perrier

Rabbits develop through a succession of periods delimited by the rate and quality of mother—young interactions, the nature of ingested nutrients, and the level of physiological and behavioural autonomy. Two transition periods concentrate peak challenges to the viability of young rabbits and recruit all their adaptive resources: the days after birth, and the days around weaning.


Amniotic Fluid Faecal Pellet Lactate Female Wild Rabbit Young Rabbit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benôist Schaal
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gérard Coureaud
    • 2
  • Anne-Sophie Moncomble
    • 2
  • Dominique Langlois
    • 3
  • Guy Perrier
    • 4
  1. 1.Ethology GroupCentre des Sciences du Goût (Center for Taste and Smell Science)DijonFrance
  2. 2.Groupe d'EthologieCentre des Sciences du Goût (UMR 5170 CNRS-Université de Bourgogne)DijonFrance
  3. 3.Unité de Recherche sur les ArômesInra, DijonFrance
  4. 4.Etablissement National d'Enseignement Supérieur AgronomiqueDijonFrance

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