NC3Rs, University of Stirling. 2011. Common Marmoset Care [Online resource].

The three main divisions of '' aim respectively to promote: an understanding of the range of behaviour in this species, placing this behaviour in the context of its natural habitat and promoting good welfare in captive environments. Topics covered in the "care in captivity" section include grouping and breeding, feeding, health, interaction with human caregivers, positive reinforcement training and the vital importance of conspecific companionship. An interactive section demonstrates the features of good housing for common marmosets. Videos illustrate practical examples of cognitive, sensory, food and social enrichment and highlight the welfare benefit of encouraging natural behaviour. In a second section, captivating footage and a photo gallery show the daily experience of marmosets living 'in the wild'. The third section presents a novel modern, multimedia update of the ?ethogram?; a ground-breaking and detailed online database of much of the behavioural repertoire of this species covering calls, behaviours, postures, facial expressions, sensory capabilities and developmental stages. Videos and images supplement and clearly illustrate the text descriptions. Welfare interpretation is also communicated and an interactive quiz invites visitors to test their knowledge.

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