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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Full Paper

Year: 2013

Authors: Auersperg, AM; Laumer, IB; Bugnyar, T

Title: Goffin cockatoos wait for qualitative and quantitative gains but prefer "better" to "more".

Source: Biol Lett. 2013; 9(3):20121092



Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Auersperg Alice Isabel Marie


Abstract:
Evidence for flexible impulse control over food consumption is rare in non-human animals. So far, only primates and corvids have been shown to be able to fully inhibit the consumption of a desirable food item in anticipation for a gain in quality or quantity longer than a minute. We tested Goffin cockatoos (Cacatua goffini) in an exchange task. Subjects were able to bridge delays of up to 80 s for a preferred food quality and up to 20 s for a higher quantity, providing the first evidence for temporal discounting in birds that do not cache food.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Cockatoos/physiology*
Feeding Behavior


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