Digging - Scrape-dig
Overview and Meaning
Scrape-dig is a form of digging behavior, that usually occurs at the beginning of the nesting behavior sequence.
A series of forepaw movements alternated by backwards kicking of both hind legs simultaneously. This results in the heap under the abdomen of the animal being moved further back.
Nesting Behavior, variant of Digging.
Nesting behavior occurs in the contexts of, reproduction, and environmental changes.