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Using Clicker Training and Social Observation to Teach Rats to Voluntarily Change Cages

DOI :

10.3791/58511-v

October 25th, 2018

October 25th, 2018

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1Translational Animal Research Center, University Medical Centre, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

This protocol introduces a method of cage change for rats via clicker training. Rats learn the desired behavior not only by direct training but also by observational learning. The implementation of this fast and easy protocol might help to improve well-being and hygiene in rodent facilities.

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