Fun Facts About Avians and Exotic Pets

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To survive, every bird must eat at least half its own weight in food each day.

2
A bird's heart beats 400 times per minute while they are resting.

3
Americans own more than 60 million pet birds.

4
Larger parrots such as the macaws and cockatoos live more than 75 years.

5
Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.

6
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.

7
Iguanas are able to hold their breath for up to 30 minutes.

8
A garter snake can give birth to 85 babies.

9
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.

10
A goldfish can live up to 40 years.