Group sleeping - Dog Pile
Overview and Meaning
Dog piling is an affiliative interaction, that is often performed for the purposes of warmth and security.
A dog pile is when a mouse's whole body or portions of it are lying on top of another mouse.
Affiliative behaviors are social interactions that function to reinforce social bonds with a group or which are of mutual benefit to all animals involved in the interaction.
- A sleeping group can be a combination of dog piling and huddling.