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Category: Animals

Here, I write about animals and their small curiosities, feeding habits, and their role in the ecosystem!

  • How Do Seahorses Sleep? (Know The Facts!)

    How Do Seahorses Sleep? (Know The Facts!)

    Seahorses are technically fish and are most notable for their uncanny appearance. They live in shallow seas in the tropical and temperate parts of the world. They are active swimmers but also spend a lot of their lives sleeping. Sea horses do not like to float around when sleeping so seahorses will latch onto anything…

  • Can an octopus breathe air? (Answered!)

    Can an octopus breathe air? (Answered!)

    Octopuses are members of the mollusk group which includes creatures like snails, mussels, and squids. Octopuses breathe underwater through a set of internal gills which extract oxygen from the water as they do not have lungs to breathe air. An octopus uses its gills to breathe like other sea creatures, it cannot breathe air. If…

  • Do Squids Have Gills or Lungs? (How do they breathe?)

    Do Squids Have Gills or Lungs? (How do they breathe?)

    Squids are deep-sea animals. They spend their whole life underwater and are not able to survive on land. This is primarily because they cannot breathe (or walk!) on land. Squids use gills to breathe like fish and other sea creatures. It is the most common way for water-breathing creatures to get oxygen from the water…

  • Do Monkeys Eat Chocolate? (Answered!)

    Do Monkeys Eat Chocolate? (Answered!)

    Monkeys in the wild like to eat fruits but do not normally encounter candy. However, they would eat it if they had a chance, but it is not good for them. They do like chocolate (or cocoa fruits in the wild) and it has the same effects, including that of caffeine and sugar, on monkeys…

  • What Do Rainbow Lorikeets Eat in the Wild?

    What Do Rainbow Lorikeets Eat in the Wild?

    Rainbow lorikeets (Trichoglossus moluccanus), also known in daily jargon as “Loris”, are parrot species that reside in Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. They have a very colorful appearance and can be found both in the wild and as pets. Rainbow lorikeets that live in the wild have a specific diet of nectar and pollen…

  • What Do Baby American Goldfinches Eat? (Answered!)

    What Do Baby American Goldfinches Eat? (Answered!)

    The babies of the American Goldfinch are referred to as nestlings. At this stage in life, the little ones are still very much dependent on their mother for survival. As far as diet goes, food will be brought to them by both parents. This diet of baby Goldfinches consists mainly of softer insects like worms…

  • Do Robins Attack Other Birds? (Who Wins?)

    Do Robins Attack Other Birds? (Who Wins?)

    Robins are a type of bird that is found in North America. They are brown and red or orange in chest color and have a white belly. Their beak is short and their body is rounded. For a backyard bird, the robin is medium in size (bigger than sparrows but smaller than crows) and they…

  • Do Crows Scare Away Other Birds? (Do They Eat Them?)

    Do Crows Scare Away Other Birds? (Do They Eat Them?)

    Crows are big black birds that you’ll be quite familiar with if you spend time in cities or in your own backyard. Crows belong to the Corvidae family (their family has a lot of members including jays, ravens, magpies, rooks, and many other types of birds) and I have previously written about where Blue Jays…

  • Do Gophers Eat The Roots Of Plants And Trees? (What To Do?)

    Do Gophers Eat The Roots Of Plants And Trees? (What To Do?)

    Gophers are mostly herbivores and feed on a range of plant materials, and their love for roots can cause damage to garden plants like trees, flowers, vegetables, and shrubs. Gophers are burrowing rodents that live in tunnels in the ground. They create these tunnels by moving through the soil with their teeth and chiseling it…