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05-22-14, 02:55 PM #1
Mice actually enjoy running on wheelsAccording to a newly published study, wild mice frequently and voluntarily run on an exercise wheel if provided access to them in nature, even in the absence of a food reward. Further, the length of running bouts by wild mice matched those of captive mice. These findings dispel the idea that wheel running is a product of captivity, indicative either of neurosis or a mindless repetitive behaviour that may be associated with poor welfare or close confinement.
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