Male rodents form friendships with preferred partners

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Rats choose carefully who they spend time with, according to a new study published today. Published by researchers from the Universities of Portsmouth and Lincoln, the study found that male rats have preferred partners in their groups and they decide who to avoid, too.

Period29 Jul 2021

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  • TitleMale rodents form friendships with preferred partners
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDaily Mail
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date29/07/21
    DescriptionMale rats choose carefully who they spend time with – but females are less fussy, according to new research.

    Scientists from the universities of Portsmouth and Lincoln have found that male rats have preferred partners in their groups and they decide which individuals to avoid.
    Producer/AuthorShivali Best
    URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9838729/Male-rats-stick-friends-females-picky-study.html
    PersonsLeanne Proops