Hamsters are one of the less common rodent models used for the study of ingestive behavior. These animals can be a valuable tool for investigating certain aspects of human behavior and metabolism that cannot be replicated in rats and mice. This chapter will focus on two of those aspects: (i) the appetitive behaviors of food foraging and hoarding and (ii) stress-induced weight gain.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Appetite and Food Intake|
|Subtitle of host publication||Central Control, Second Edition|
|Number of pages||28|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|
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