Behavioural Differences Between Wild And Domestic Animals

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Behaviour changes
There are clear behavioural differences between wild and domestic animals. Furthermore, domestic animals are less responsive to their environment than wild animals. Not to mention that, life of domestic animals is pretty much controlled by humans. They depending on humans for primary reinforces, such as food, water or access to mate. And In many species animals maintain a biological clock to predict the onset of the periodic changes and to prepare for them.
Effect of internal factors on behaviour
An animal behaviour can change dramatically due to the influences of internal factors. There are mechanism leading to the occurrence of daily cycles of activity like walking, flying, chewing, breathing, breeding and mechanisms related
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Most wild animals naturally avoid close contact with a man unless they have been habituated to the presence of humans. On the other hand, in captivity, the captive animals typically experience frequent interaction with humans. A potential mate
A presence of a potential mate can affect animal’s behaviour greatly. Animals use different way to attract a mate. A male animal has to attract a female’s attention so would she choose him out from the crowd. Some animals use songs or dance or playful moves in their courtship displays. For example the goas and sheep courtship activities includes nosing the perineum, nudging, olfactory reflex, flicking of the tongue, or striking out of the forelimb.
A threat
Animals are often exposed to dangerous situations such as predator trying to catch its prey, defend territory or a human trying to catch the animal. Having said that, an animals can react on these threats with a fight or flight response. During this response the body is giving a bust of energy and strength due to release of some hormones, speeding the heart rate, slowing digestion , shouting blood flow to major muscle group. The form of fighting varies from species to species. In fact, domestic animals are inherently more susceptible to predation than their wild counterparts due to lack of experiences with predators. For example horses are often unpredictable in a way in which they react aggressively. They response to a threat may be flight or attempted flight on the other hand, or attack on the other, depending largely on

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