innate behaviour

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innate behaviour

any behaviour that is exhibited by animals reared in isolation and which appears to be inherited, and thus instinctive, in some interpretations of the meaning of this word. Innate behaviour develops independently of any experience of the behaviour in other animals. See INSTINCT, IMPRINTING.
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The female will lick the pups and eat the placenta as this is a fixed action, innate behavior that is hormone directed.
Rather, feeding behavior and food choices are driven by innate behavior and past experiences.
reflection is necessary to carry out an innate behavior.
By knowing a leader's innate behavior, Prince writes, outsiders can discern a company's preferred approach to creating value.
Some believe that competitiveness is innate behavior and that competition is a motivation for high achievement.
These results suggest that learning plays an important part in the development of such innate behavior Oust as it does in standing up).
Despite the intrigue of the sport, some animal rights activists decry the pastime as an unnatural harnessing of an innate behavior - even if the bird is bred in captivity.
These birds have a strong innate behavior to protect their eggs and young through thick and thin, and they do not easily surrender that duty.
Whatever the status of your cat, it's easier on you--and him--if you don't have to change this innate behavior.
Eating dry or salty food, being deprived of water for several hours and strenuous exercise all act to build up energy (drive) we can call thirst, so when presented with water (Lorenz referred to the water as a releaser For the innate behavior of drinking), an animal will drink.