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Behaviour study of colour modified environment on male american guinea pig cavia porcellus


Lim Sze Fey (2018) Behaviour study of colour modified environment on male american guinea pig cavia porcellus. Final Year Project thesis, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan. (Submitted)


Guinea Pig is able to see most of the colour and not colour blind. However, scientific evidence on behaviour study on colour for guinea pig by the society were limited and there were lacking of publication awareness about this fact. Knowing a guinea pigs colour preference helped future pet owners and researchers to include the colour favoured by guinea pigs in their habitat so do provide a more comfortable environment. This research project revealed the behaviour study in an environment manipulated by colour on male American guinea pigs. Two treatments were used in this research. One with coloured food bowls environment and one with silver and black food bowls environment to determine the colour preference of the tested guinea pigs based on their consumption rate and behaviour. Weight gained was recorded weekly and three times weekly for their feed consumption. The diet of tested guinea pigs included the commercial feed pellet and vegetables to fulfil nutrient requirement. The findings of this project provided fundamental scientific evidence on the colour of preference among male American guinea pigs. There was significant different between the different coloured food bowls based on time approached in different environment but no significant different on feed consumption. Yellow was the most preferred colour for the guinea pigs in coloured environment and silver in dull environment. Behaviour study of guinea pigs gave ideas for future studies and research in veterinary science for investigating the behaviour pattern of the guinea pigs and in the pet trade. There was significant different between the comfortableness behaviour, activeness and growth in different environment based on the behaviour of male American guinea pigs. They were more comfortable, active and gained weight better living in coloured environment. This research project shown the relationship between male American guinea pigs colour preference with their feed consumption, growth, activeness and behaviour.

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Item Type: Undergraduate Final Project Report
Collection Type: Final Year Project
Date: 2018
Number of Pages: 185
Call Number: SBH 2018/023
Supervisor: En. Zulhisyam Bin Abdul Kari
Programme: Bachelor of Applied Science (Animal Husbandry Science) with Honours
Institution: Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
Faculty/Centre/Office: Faculty of Agro - Based Industry
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