Environmental Enrichment for Nonhuman Primates Resource Guide, March 1999 *************************

Articles on Marmosets and Tamarins

"Articles on Marmosets and Tamarins" is a chapter from: Kreger, Michael D. (March 1999). Environmental Enrichment for Nonhuman Primates Resource Guide. AWIC Resource Series No. 5. U.S. Departmen t of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library, Animal Welfare Information Center, Beltsville, MD. E-mail: Contact us: http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/contact.php .

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Beck Rupert, P.A. (1995). A study of environmental enrichment in groups of captive lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia & Leontopithecus chrysomelas). RATEL 22(4):112-126.
NAL call number: QL77.5 R37
Descriptors: enrichment devices, evaluation, golden lion tamarins, endangered species.

Box, H.O. and P. Smith (1995). Age and gender differences in response to food enrichment in family groups of captive marmosets (Callithrix, Callitrichidae). Animal Technology 46(1):11-18.
NAL call number: QL55 I5
Descriptors: food preferences, group and age differences, behavioral responses.

Buchanan Smith, H. (1994). Environmental enrichment in captive marmosets and tamarins. Humane Innovations and Alternatives 8:559-564.
NAL call number: QL55 H8
Descriptors: marmosets, tamarins, animal welfare, behavior.

Buchanan Smith, H.M. (1993). Environmental enrichment for captive marmosets and tamarins. Proceedings of Symposium of The Association of British Wild Animal Keepers 17:56-65.
NAL call number: SK351 A8
Descriptors: marmosets, tamarins, enrichment, review.

Buchanan-Smith, H.M., D.A. Anderson, and C.W. Ryan (1993). Responses of cotton-top tamarins (Saquinus oedipus) to faecal scents of predators and non-predators. Animal Welfare 2 (1):17-32.
NAL call number: HV4701 A557
Descriptrors: olfactory enrichment, novel stimulus, curiosity, exploratory behavior.

Caine, N.G. and V.J. O'Boyle (1992). Cage design and configuration of play in red-bellied tamarins, Saguinus labiatus. Zoo Biology 11:215-220.
NAL call number: QL77.5 Z6
Descriptors: social behavior, play, housing design.

Caine, N.G., M.P. Potter and E. Mayer (1992). Sleeping site selection by captive tamarins (Saguinus labiatus). Ethology 90(1):63.
NAL call number: QL750 E74
Descriptors: nesting, spatial use, social behavior, resting.

Castro, M.I., B. Beck, D. Kleiman, G. Ruiz Miranda, R. Carlos, and A.L. Rosenberger (1998). Environmental enrichment in a reintroduction program for golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia). In: Second Nature: Envir o nmental Enrichment for Captive Animals. D.J. Shepherdson, J.D. Mellen, and M. Hutchins, eds., Smithsonian Institution Press: Washington, D.C., pp. 113-128.
NAL call number: SF408 5435 1998
Descriptors: zoos, field research, survival, reintroduction, tamarins.

Garber, P.A. and U. Kitron (1997). Seed swallowing in tamarins: Evidence of a curative function or enhanced foraging efficiency? International Journal of Primatology 18(4):523-538.
NAL call number: QL737 P9I54
Descriptors: foraging enrichment, Saguinus geoffroyi, S. mystax, parasites.

Glick-Bauer, M. (1997). Behavioral enrichment for captive cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) through novel presentation of diet. Laboratory Primate Newsletter 36(1):1-3.
NAL call number: SF407 P7L3
Descriptors: food presentation, foraging behavior, diet, enrichment.

Heath, M. and S.E. Libretto (1993). Environmental enrichment for large scale marmoset units. Animal Technology 44(3):163-73.
NAL call number: QL55 I5
Descriptors: devices, social groups, sanitation, animal handling, technician role, Callithrix jacchus.

Kelley, K. (1993). Environmental enrichment for captive wildlife through the simulation of gum-feeding. Animal Welfare Information Center Newsletter 4(3):1-2, 5-10.
NAL call number: aHV4701 A952
Descriptors: exudativory, gummivory, nutrition, wood feeders, therapeutic value, natural behaviors.

Kerl, J. and H. Rothe (1996). Influence of cage size and cage equipment on physiology and behavior of common marmosets. Laboratory Primate Newsletter 35(3):10-13.
NAL call number: SF407 P7L3
Descriptors: spatial behavior, cage furnishings, physiological responses.

Kerl, J. (1997). Measuring psychological well-being: A methodological approach using heart rate telemetry, space utilization, and behavioral time budgets in common marmosets. In Abstracts of the Second EUPREN/EMRG Winter Workshop : The housing of non-human primates used for experimental and other scientific purposes: Issues for consideration, Rome 27.09.1996. Monograph online available from: http://www.euprim-net.eu/ European Primate Resources Network (EUPREN).
Descriptors: physiology, spatial behavior, activity frequency, heart rate.

Kitchen, A.M. and A.A. Martin (1996). The effects of cage size and complexity on the behaviour of captive common marmosets, Callithrix jacchus jacchus. Laboratory Animals 30(4): 317-326.
NAL call number: QL55 A1L3
Conditions of captivity of primates used in biomedical research may have deleterious effects on the welfare of the animals and consequently on the reliability of the research. We investigated the effects of cage size and cage complexity, two fundamental c haracteristics of captive conditions, on the behaviour of the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus jacchus). We found an increase in the general level of activity and significant variation in the frequencies of specific behaviours with an increas e in cage size and also with cage complexity. Stereotyped behaviours, which occurred in the small cages, were never exhibited in the large cages. The effect of the novelty of the changed conditions was also assessed and found to be significant for some be h aviours. We also measured the time taken to capture an animal, a task frequently performed by the animal technician, under the various cage conditions. Capture time increased significantly in the larger cages, but the overall effect of the changes to the marmosets' housing conditions on the animal technician's work was not regarded as substantial. We conclude that the welfare of captive marmosets is enhanced by the provision of larger and more complex cages, and that such cages do not significantly affec t the efficiency of the research laboratory.
Descriptors: laboratory marmosets, cage size, stereotypies, novelty, capture time.

LeBlanc, D. (1993) Tamarins also feed on exudates. The Shape of Enrichment 2(3):5.
NAL call number: HV4737 S53
Descriptors: gummivory, nutrition, foraging behavior.

Rapaport, L.G. (1998). Optimal foraging theory predicts effects of environmental enrichment in a group of adult golden lion tamarins. Zoo Biology 17(3):231-244.
NAL call number: QL77.5 Z6
Descriptors: foraging device, aggression, search time, task complexity, group housing.

Ruiz, J.C. (1993). Effects of the cohabitation time on scent marking: Behaviors in heterosexual adult pairs of the golden lion tamarin. Primate Report 37:15-18.
Descriptors: olfactory enrichment, pair bonding, social behav i or.

Scott, L. (1997). Specific requirements of Callitrichidae species. In Abstracts of the Second EUPREN/EMRG Winter Workshop : The housing of non-human primates used for experimental and other scientific purposes: Issues for consid e ration, Rome 27.09.1996. (Monograph online available from: http://www.euprim-net.eu/ European Primate Resources Network (EUPREN).
Descriptors: space, social groupings, foraging needs, behavioral requirements.

Stafford, B.J., A.L. Rosenberger, and B.B. Beck (1994). Locomotion of free-ranging golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) at the National Zoological Park. Zoo Biology 13(4):333-344.
NAL call number: QL77.5 Z6
Descriptors: zoos, foraging behavior, social behavior, reintroduction program.

Steen, Z. (1995). Effects of enriched food acquisition on activity budgets of two tamarin species at Adelaide Zoo. International Zoo News 42(5):284-298.
NAL call number: QL76 I58
Descriptors: golden lion tamarin, cotton top tamarin, Saguinus oedipus, foraging, activity.

Wassel, K. and S. Race (1994). Tamarin enrichment at the Utica Zoo. The Shape of Enrichment 3(1):1-2.
NAL call number: HV4737 S53
Descriptors: devices, tamarins, novelty stimulus.


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