Sunday Sketch: Rabbits and Food Preferences

*Sniff, sniff* “That’s my favorite!” Rabbits can transfer food preference information to their offspring during different stages of development. They can be exposed to the mother’s food preference in utero, through nursing, and through exposure to the mother’s poop that are in the nest! 

Sketch and fact contributed by Karli Chudeau

Bilko, A., Altbacker, V. & Hudson, R. (1994). Transmission of food preference in the rabbit: The means of information transfer. Physiology & Behavior, 56(5), 907-912.

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