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Record number 488829
Title Cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) reject very low levels of plant secondary compounds
Author(s) Matson, K.D.; Millam, J.R.; Klasing, K.C.
Source Applied Animal Behaviour Science 85 (2004)1. - ISSN 0168-1591 - p. 141 - 156.
Department(s) PE&RC
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2004
Keyword(s) taste - constituents - performance - preferences - sunbirds - tannins - l.
Abstract The rejection thresholds of caged cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) were tested to determine their sensitivity to plant secondary compounds. Both alkaloids and tannins were tested using a two-bottle method in which purified water was always available in one bottle and an aqueous test solution was available in the other bottle. After each 3-day experimental period, three consumption parameters were recorded (test solution-side consumption, water-side consumption, and a ratio of test solution-side consumption to total consumption). Repeated test periods were conducted with increasingly concentrated test solutions of each compound until one or more consumption parameters were significantly (P
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