Fun Facts About Avians and Exotic Pets
To survive, every bird must eat at least half its own weight in food each day.
A bird's heart beats 400 times per minute while they are resting.
Americans own more than 60 million pet birds.
Larger parrots such as the macaws and cockatoos live more than 75 years.
Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always all the same sex. They are also the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.
Iguanas are able to hold their breath for up to 30 minutes.
A garter snake can give birth to 85 babies.
Ferrets are currently the third most popular pet in the US. There are an estimated eight to ten million ferrets in the United States being kept as pets.
A goldfish can live up to 40 years.