GROOMING - An act of integumentary care (e.g., licking, scratching) to remove parasites, smooth ruffled fur, remove dirt, etc. Grooming is subdivided into self-grooming (an animal grooming itself) and allogrooming (an animal grooming another animal). Grooming may also have a social function, appearing as conciliatory behavior (a subordinate animal grooms a dominant animal), reciprocal altruism (animals groom each other), or ritualized behavior performed during courtship or conflict. G08004. Definition from Hurnik et al., 1995.  mpg video 1,225 KB  

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This might be better video for the behavior "Tonguing". I would rather see grooming of the body for this definition.

 

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GROOMING - An act of integumentary care (e.g., licking, scratching) to remove parasites, smooth ruffled fur, remove dirt, etc. Grooming is subdivided into self-grooming (an animal grooming itself) and allogrooming (an animal grooming another animal). Grooming may also have a social function, appearing as conciliatory behavior (a subordinate animal grooms a dominant animal), reciprocal altruism (animals groom each other), or ritualized behavior performed during courtship or conflict. G08004. Definition from Hurnik et al., 1995.  mpg video 1,225 KB  

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