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- n. Plural form of cagemate.
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"Cecelia" was rescued by an MFA investigator who found her lying in the front of her battery cage as her eight cagemates trampled her tiny body.
He was also very territorial and killed 2 cagemates we tried to house with him, but that may have been because the enclosure wasn't big enough.
Removing them from established social groups and forcing them to adjust repeatedly to new routines, different caretakers and unfamiliar cagemates is disruptive and traumatic.
As one sign showing a dehydrated, featherless hen says, it's "From Shell to Hell" on the nation's battery egg operations, 90% of which are represented by UEP; hens are unable to spread their wings, covered with droppings and sometimes stand on top of dead cagemates or perish with their necks or claws caught in cage wires.
Mice can feel each other's pain, say Canadian researchers who have been injecting the rodents with acid to make them writhe while their cagemates look on.
Whether he complained about his big and bulky cagemates, or the keepers, or me, I could not tell; but I thought that his grievances were against the large birds.
Specifically they observed an increase of pain response to acetic acid in mouse dyads when both subjects were pain tested and familiar (siblings or cagemates) compared to individually tested animals.