Rats Create How Many Relatives In 18 Months?

Rats Create How Many Relatives In 18 Months?

Rats breed so quickly that in just 18 months, 2 rats have created over 1 million relatives. Before their offspring are born, rats build nests from any material that can be foraged from the area, including branches, grass, trash, and paper. These nests are usually built in crevices, in rotting trees or in buildings. Rats, generally, are baby-making machines. Female rats can mate around 500 times in a six-hour period and brown rats can produce up to 2,000 offspring in a year, according to Discover Magazine. Brown rats can have up to 22 young at once, though eight or nine is […]
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Do you know how to measure a horses height?

Do you know how to measure a horses height?

Animal Fact: Horses height is measured in units known as “hands.” One hand is equal to four inches. Did you know that horses height is measured in units known as “hands.” One hand is equal to four inches. A horse is usually considered to be 14.2 (14 hands, 2 inches) or taller when mature. Anything under 14.2 when mature is called a pony. Kimberly Ruiz
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Hartebeest evade predators by running in zigzag patterns.

Hartebeest evade predators by running in zigzag patterns.

Animal Fact: Hartebeest evade predators by running in zigzag patterns. Commonly known as the red hartebeest, it is the most colorful hartebeest, with black markings contrasting against its white abdomen and behind. It has a longer face than other subspecies, with complex curving horns joined at the base. Hartebeests have an excellent sense of hearing and smell, although their sense of sight is poor. When alarmed, hartebeests elude confusion before running, by which they can reach a maximum speed of 55 km/h. Their evasion tactic is to run in a zigzag pattern, making it difficult for predators to catch them. The hartebeest […]
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Best breeds of dog to have if you have allergies

Best breeds of dog to have if you have allergies

Animal Fact: Bichons, Portuguese Water Dogs, Kerry Blue Terriers, Maltese, and Poodles are all good choices if you have allergies since they shed less than other breeds. Ever feel left out of the “pet club” or miss out on being a “fur mama” because of allergies? Here are some great breeds of dogs that would be good for people with allergies because they shed less than other breeds. A lot of times the main reason for pet allergies is all the pet hair, so less hair equals better allergy relief. Kimberly Ruiz
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Largest Rat-Free Populated Area

Largest Rat-Free Populated Area

Animal Fact: Alberta, Canada is the largest rat-free populated area in the world   Did you know that Alberta, Canada is the first place in the world to banish rats? Completely. Not a single rat resides in that area. This war on the rats wasn’t optional: The province’s Agricultural Pests Act made it an offense for property owners not to immediately eradicate every rat they encountered.   Kimberly Ruiz
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Horses drink how much water a day?

Horses drink how much water a day?

Animal Fact: Horses drink at least 25 gallons of water a day (more in hotter climates) The average horse will intake 5 to 10 gallons of fresh water per day. Just like humans, different horses crave or need different water amount intakes. A horse deprived of feed, but supplied drinking water, is capable of surviving 20 to 25 days. Just like humans, in the heat of summer, a horse will enjoy cool, fresh water, but in cold winter situations, difficulties arise in providing water that is too cold or in a semi-frozen state. Humans enjoy a cup of hot tea, coffee or chocolate […]
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Tiger Stripe Patterns Are As Unique As A Human Fingerprint

Tiger Stripe Patterns Are As Unique As A Human Fingerprint

Tiger Stripe Patterns Are As Unique As A Human Fingerprint Tigers are the largest felines in the world. They are known to be a symbol of strength and courage and because of this hunters prey on killing them to show bravery. As a result of this, tigers are endangered. No more than 3,200 tigers are left in the world. Aside from that sad truth, tiger stripe patterns are very unique in that their skin is also striped. These stripes are the same as a human fingerprint, not one tiger is alike to another, stripe wise anyway. How neat is that? […]
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Horse hooves are made from the same protein that comprises human hair and fingernails.

Horse hooves are made from the same protein that comprises human hair and fingernails.

Horse Hooves The hard exterior of horse hooves is made of keratin, which is the same substance that our fingernails are made out of. The horse cannot feel this part of the hoof, but the keratin is hard and provides an excellent barrier to protect the inner hoof structures. The frog, that squishy triangle feature in the bottom of your horse’s foot, acts to absorb shock. The flexible frog makes contact with the ground every time that your horse takes a step. By doing this,  it absorbs some of the impact, it reduces the amount of shock that the bones and […]
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In just seven years, a single pair of cats and their offspring could produce a staggering total of 420,000 kittens.

In just seven years, a single pair of cats and their offspring could produce a staggering total of 420,000 kittens.

Two Cats Can Turn Into 420,000 Kittens Did you know that in just seven years, a single pair of cats and their offspring could produce a staggering total of 420,000 kittens? Talk about a lot of kittens running around. The average mature cat can have 3 litters with a total of 12 kittens per year. Out of those litters of kittens, about 4.7 of them are females, which in turn means they will most likely have litters of their own. These numbers are definite eye-openers because think about how many stray cats there are running around that are not spayed or […]
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Dogs Are Not Colorblind

Dogs Are Not Colorblind

Dogs are not colorblind. They can see more than just black, white and gray, though the color range is still very limited for them. Dogs do not have receptors for “human” reds, greens and oranges, they appear somewhere on the yellow to blue spectrum. Shades of yellow and blue are the canines strongest color field.       Kimberly Ruiz
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