Normal/Abnormal Behavior

A collaborative project documenting the behavioral repertoire of the laboratory mouse, including a video library and protocols for recording and scoring mouse behavior in the homecage.

Oxford University.

Information and footage from a short film that follows the lives of domestic rats after being released in a large outdoor enclosure where they have to compete, like their wild cousins, for food, shelter and mates.

University of Stirling, Primate Society of Great Britain, and National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement, & Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs).

This section of the Common Marmoset Care website provides an interactive ethogram of marmoset behavior.

National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs).

"In order to use behaviour as an indicator of animal welfare, normal behavioural patterns for the species and the individual need to be defined first as a reference point. Animals can then be monitored for any changes in behaviour."