coprophagy

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coprophagy

 [kop-rof´ah-je]
the ingestion of feces.

cop·ro·pha·gi·a

(kop'rō-fāj'ya),
The eating of excrement.
Synonym(s): coprophagy, scatophagy

coprophagy

(kop-rof'a-je) [? + phagein, to eat]
The eating of excrement. Synonym: scatophagy

coprophagy

the ingestion of dung or feces; a vice in dogs; normal in rabbits. Called also cecotrophy.
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Along with that, a number of authors (Zlotin and Khodashova 1974, Abaturov 1984) indicate that the accuracy of the results can be affected by the activity of microorganisms and coprophagic animals, and also the effect of the physical factors of the environment in particular geographical zones.
Overfeeding: Remember that it is normal for rabbits to be coprophagic (that is to say they will eat some of their own faeces).
However, if the feces are not consistently injected with the deterrent or the pet is not constantly supervised, the behavior (which is self-rewarding in coprophagic dogs) will persist.