A couple of months ago I put together a Raise A Paw Lightning Round and it was a hit (no pun intended). Then it just occurred to me that one of the great things about trivia is that it seems to be endless and the one of the great things about pet trivia aside from being seemingly endless in content is that it is an absolute joy to dig up fun facts about our furried, feathered and finned friends and share with Pawesome readers.
So this week I give you a Raise A Paw: Lightning Round 2 for you to learn a little something quick and easy to dazzle your friends at parties with. At least, that is how I chose to imagine you use this information.
- A person who studies fish is called an ichthyologist
- The body of a Clownfish is covered in mucus
- The oldest Goldfish on record lived to be 43 years old
- An Angelfish can lay approximately 1000 eggs
- Mudskippers can breathe through their skin
- Baby ferrets are known as kits
- The name ferret comes from the Latin furonem which means thief
- The average length of a ferret is 20 inches
- Ferrets have four types of teeth totaling 34 teeth in all
- Male ferrets are known as hobs and female ferrets are known as jills
- Male turtles grunt and female turtles hiss
- Some female turtles can lay their eggs for up to four years after mating
- Turtles cannot stick out their tongues
- A tortoise orbited the moon before astronauts did
- Turtles breathe without a diaphragm
- A rabbit can jump close to 3 feet in length
- A rabbit can give birth up to eight times a year
- Rabbits have three eyelids
- Wild rabbits live in group called a herd in a series of underground connected tunnels known as a warren
- Rabbits can see behind them without rotating their head
Do you have any fun facts to add? Or does one of these tantalizing tidbits leave you wanting more? Leave a comment and let us know!