Does the size of the enclosures help animals breed more successfully?



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    Yes.  Animals in captivity often develop strange behavior patterns, including an unwillingness to mate.  The best way to prevent the onset of such behavior is to create an environment that is as close to the wild as possible.  The environment animals would exist in in the wild is very big, so size of enclosure is one factor that weighs in when simulating natural conditions.

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    It depends somewhat on the animal you are talking about, as different animals have different breeding habits. In general, if its hard to find a mate because the space you share is so big, then the less likely it is you will breed. However, many animals, such as goats, sheep and chickens, prefer to be in groups anyway. So even if they are roaming freely they will tend to stay together. And in many species, the females are only attractive to the males when they are in heat, and the males can smell this from quite a distance. Ever had a female dog that seemed to attract all the male dogs in the neighborhood? 

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    Animals must be given what is appropriate for them. Some animals are communal and live in social groups. If their enclosure is really, really big, they may not find each other or feel uncomfortable in such a large space. However, very active animals like large cats and elephants must have ample space to roam and around. If the animals is content and given the appropriate resources, it will likely breed.

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