How do wild birds adjust to captivity? Impacts on stress physiology and behavior.

Fischer, Clare.


  • Abstract: When wild animals are brought into captivity, they experience many stimuli that may be interpreted as potentially dangerous and activate the stress response, a set of hormonal pathways that are activated to maintain homeostasis in the face of harmful stimuli. If stressors are repeated or ongoing, the stress response may become dysregulated and lead to the suite of symptoms known as "chro... read more
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