In non human mammals this constitutes the time between the cessation of weaning and the onset of sexual activity. And the period when an animal is no longer dependant on its parents

JUVENILE PERIOD: "Juvenile Period is when an infant is no longer dependant on its parents."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "JUVENILE PERIOD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/juvenile-period/ (accessed April 12, 2021).