Understanding Behaviour

This section of the site is a modern, multimedia version of the ‘ethogram’ (reference catalogue of the range of behaviours seen in common marmosets).

Information is also given on how marmosets sense the world and about infant development.


Understand how common marmosets sense the world

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See the bodily postures shown by common marmosets

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View the range of common marmoset behaviours

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Listen to the vocalisations made by common marmosets

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Understand normal development in captive common marmosets

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Test your knowledge of common marmoset behaviour

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Note – We cannot provide examples of any stereotypic and most stress-related behaviours that are known to occur in marmosets, due to the high quality of care in the facility from which the footage and photographs were predominantly collected. Such behaviours are described.