Report on Animal Behavior(Mice)

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ABSTRACT
Learning test has been conducted on a mouse by using three different designated mazes. The same mouse was used to evaluate the behaviours performed by the mouse during the exploration period. Five trials have been done on each maze. Food pellet was placed in the maze near the open arm in the purpose to motivate the mouse and also to indicate the mouse’s attempt to find an escape route. Sequence of different behaviours performed were identified and analyzed correlated to time take in unit second and zone of exploration.|

INTRODUCTION
Animals behave in different ways for different basic reasons. Among the most important reasons are in feeding behavior which is to find food, how they avoid predator in prey-predator relationship, how they mating in reproduction, and also how they socializing. Behaviors help animals to survive and ethology is one of the scientific studies to observe and record behavior. Behaviors also have been induced by repeated stress include a decrease of behaviors like grooming, food consumption, defecating, sniffing and also social or environmental exploration. They are also some learning is get from the experience. Animals also often learn through observation, by watching other animals doing it. Each step in the learning process is called an approximation. An animal may be reinforced for each successive approximation toward the final goal of the desired trained behavior.

METHODS
1. The experimental mouse is placed in a box that has a maze in it. The mouse is not fed and the maze in the box is secured. 2. Some food pellets is placed near the escape hole and the mouse is placed diagonally opposite to the escape hole. 3. The time taken for the mouse to reach the food is taken. 4. Steps 1 until 3 are repeated five times and the time taken for the mouse to escape during the trial is recorded. 5. The box is exchanged with another group and all the steps are repeated. The raw data is tabulated, plotted and discussed.

DISCUSSION
1.Maze 1
Trial 1

Time Interval (s)| Resting| Grooming | Feeding| Defecating | Sniffing | Streotype| Exploring| 0-59| | | | | /| | /|
60-119| | | | /| /| /| /|

Trial 2
Time Interval (s)| Resting| Grooming | Feeding| Defecating | Sniffing | Streotype| Exploring| 0-59| /| /| | | /| | /|
60-119| | | | | /| | /|

Trial 3
Time Interval (s)| Resting| Grooming | Feeding| Defecating | Sniffing | Streotype| Exploring| 0-59| /| /| | | /| | /|
60-119| /| /| | | /| /| /|
120-179| /| /| | | /| /| /|
180-239| /| /| | | /| /| /|
240-299| | /| | | /| | /|
300-359| | /| | | /| /| /|
360-419| /| /| | | /| | |
420-479| /| /| | | /| | |
480-539| /| /| | | /| /| /|
540-599| | | | | /| | /|

Trial 4
Time Interval (s)| Resting| Grooming | Feeding| Defecating | Sniffing | Streotype| Exploring| 0-59| /| /| | | /| | /|
60-119| /| /| | | /| | /|
120-179| /| /| | | /| | /|
180-239| /| | | | /| | /|
240-299| /| /| | | | | |
300-359| /| /| | | | | |
360-419| /| /| | | | | |
420-479| /| /| | | | | |
480-539| /| /| | | /| | /|
540-599| /| | | | | | |

Trial 5
Time Interval (s)| Resting| Grooming | Feeding| Defecating | Sniffing | Streotype| Exploring| 0-59| /| | | | /| | /|
60-119| /| /| | | /| | /|
120-179| /| | | | /| | /|
180-239| /| | | | /| | /|
240-299| /| | | | /| | /|

Maze 2
Trial 1
Time Interval (s)| Resting| Grooming | Feeding| Defecating | Sniffing | Streotype| Exploring| 0-59| /| | | | /| | /|
60-119| | /| | | /| /| /|
120-179| | | | | /| | /|

Trial 2
Time Interval (s)| Resting| Grooming | Feeding| Defecating | Sniffing | Streotype| Exploring| 0-59| | /|...
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