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Tickling, a Technique for Inducing Positive Affect When Handling Rats
 

Tickling, a Technique for Inducing Positive Affect When Handling Rats

Article DOI: 10.3791/57190
May 8th, 2018

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Summary May 8th, 2018

This article demonstrates the standardized application of playful handling, a tickling technique designed to mimic rat rough-and-tumble play. This technique is effective at reducing fearful reactions to humans and generating positive affect when rats are handled for common husbandry activities and medical and research procedures such as injection.

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