Aminal fack of the day:
Rabbits, despite popular belief, are not rodents. They are of the very small order, lagomorpha, which includes rabbits and hares.
@aminalFacks, additional fact: Rabbits have been recorded with cannabilistic tendencies
@aminalFacks, oooh can I have a giraffe fact please? They're my favourite :)
@Kayda, sure. Giraffes only have 7 vertebrae in their neck, just like humans. However each of their vertebrae are about a foot long
@Kayda, a giraffe's dick can reach to about 40 inches
@aminalFacks, that's actually one I didn't know! Thank you! Apparently they're very bisexual as well due to a 15month gestation period 🦒
@Kayda, yes. Also the males drink the females urine to find out if they're in heat.
@Gallchobhair, bonus additional fact: a bat is not a rodent either they are actually in the same animal category as whales
@Jinxster, i have no idea if you’re serious or not. If that is truth could you provide context cause i am intrigued
@aminalFacks, what is the difference or differences between hares and rabbits? I always thought those were interchangeable
@Guy Fawkes, hares are larger, faster and mostly live in flat, arid, deserts and prairies. Rabbits are smaller and can live in areas with mild summers and that can get extremely cold. Some even change fur color depending on season, turning brown to blend in with dirt in the spring, fall, and summer, and white to blend in with snow in the winter.
@Guy Fawkes, well, it's highly unlikely to have rabbits sprouting out of your ass..
@aminalFacks, youre a god send and a true value to this community. I hope i speak for everyone when i say i appreciate everything you do here
@Guy Fawkes, likewise my friend, you made many funny comments in this wonderful (not fvcking ifunny) community. Cheers.
@Gallchobhair, i am and i was jist as shocked as u were probably. I dont have a link to anything but i looked up if bats are rodents because theres always that saying "their rodents with wings" well turns out they arent rodents theyre something else that i cant rememeber what its called but where i was reading it said they are closely related to whales which is just so bizzare
@Jinxster, https://www.britannica.com/story/are-bats-rodents Quick google search. Apparently pangolins are whales too
@aminalFacks, I thought rodents were classified by the kind of front teeth they have, in terms of shape, growth patterns, and purpose (for gnawing). Do rabbits not share these same type of teeth? If not, how are their teeth different? If they are the same kind of teeth, then what does classify a rodent, and what makes rabbits not? I'm very curious now.
@aminalFacks, any facts for cockatiels specifically? I have a female cockatiel. Or I’ll take a general bird fact. Oh and one on ants. I’m obsessed with ants lol I already know a lot about them.
@Jinxster, I don't know who told you that but bats are not related to whales. Whales are related to hoofed mammals while bats are their own order. It's such a weird thing to relate that I can only assume there was a troll that passed on fake information at some point.
@aminalFacks, haven’t seen you areound here.
Welcome. So happy to see a new active member, keep up the facts. Love ya.
@Prime Umbra, yes, they're loud as fvck and like to bite. Source- my girlfriend's cockatiel Gordy.
Ants can lift up to 5000 times their own body weight. This would be like a 180lb person lifting 900,000lbs (4,500 tons)
@NameyMcNameFace, I've been here for years. Just not super active anymore. Use to have lots of good conversations with users like @Good Guy Satan and @a pet named steve
@StoneFarb, this is true, rodents have incisors that never stop growing and must be well maintained by constantly gnawing on things, but rodents are also omnivores, eating both meat (usually bugs) and plant material. Lagomorphs branch off of this, being strictly herbivorous.
@Gallchobhair, this is somewhat true but actually fairly rare. Mother rabbits will sometimes consume their young for several reasons, one of which being they sense a predator nearby and dont want the predator to smell out the babies. So yeah. If you're ever afraid of your children getting kidnapped, fvcking eat em I guess.
@aminalFacks, I’m concerned that you say somwhat true. If it happens, even rarely, it’s true. What does somewhat mean?
@Gallchobhair, well if you just say "they're cannibals", it gives of the impression that it's a common part of their nature, which it's not. I feel how you word statements of fact is important. Like, you could say "humans can lift 1000lbs" which can be be true, but it's not true for all humans. Theres just a few humans throughout history that have been able to do so. So if it makes you fell better then yes, it's true that some rabbits are capable of cannibalism.
@aminalFacks, you do have a point. Word choice is very important. However I didn’t say rabbits were cannibals. I said they have been recorded exhibiting cannibalistic tendencies. Also frequency doesn’t dictate truth. Humans can lift 1000 lbs is a true statement regardless of how many humans are fit enough to do so
@Gallchobhair, I had to look into this to understand why that article was saying that. For starters, and sorry this will be long, they said that bats are part of a super order which includes whales. Primates are part of a super order that includes rodents and rabbits. Second off this is pretty new information to me, I used to work with bats at a bar conservation but this was years ago so I was using old information. So this superorder they moved bats into includes ungulates, carnivora, and other orders. This is also not the first time they've been moved like that so not sure if they're settled on this.
@vampirefork, that’s fair. Grouping animals together is often iffy. Last i heard they stopped saying pandas were either bears or raccoons and are now saying it’s both
@Gallchobhair, giant pandas are bears, scientists used to think they were related to raccoons because of their flexible hands which bears don't have but after DNA sequencing has come around it's just a case of convergent evolution. Though bears and racoons are part of the same order of carnivora.
That's actually a good point. For all we know, dinosaurs looked completely differently from what we have in mind based on the way their muscles and fat tissue was placed on their skeletons
@The Landshark , "Nothing in Jurassic World is natural! If it was, I can assure you, it would look vastly different!"
@The Landshark , they were actually giant spheres that rolled everywhere
@The Landshark , Giant bird-like critters. Well at least the avian ones
Scientists or just you
Which scientists would do that?
@CunningLinguist, it's actually accurate. Soft tissues like ears and fat don't get preserved at all, especially on species as old as dinosaurs, so scientists can't know if dinosaurs had, for example, giant rabbit ears on their head.
“I see the rabbit, but where’s the monster?” “It IS the rabbit.”