Friday Facts: Week #14

Greetings everybody, Happy FRIDAY!
As you can tell biobunch has been busy today, giving our blog a make over. It was an emotional rollercoaster ride, however we got through it and have resulted in a better looking blog. Anyways here are the facts for today. Have fun!
Feather pecking is when one bird repeatedly pecks at the feather of another bird. It is a huge behavioral problem in egg producing chickens and can be due to being stressed (including heat stress). The result is poor plumage, patches of feather loss, and skin damage which can develop into injurious pecking, and loss of the protective function of the bird’s plumage can trigger cannibalism.

If you think you know weird animal sexual behavior, you might agree that this technique is the weirdest? Sea slugs stab each other between their eyes, which is thought to be a form of mind control as the stabbing allows for the injection of chemicals that allow the opportunity to change the other’s behaviour to its own advantage. To watch it in action click here.

Interestingly, the reason behind this physical difference lies in the difference in activity levels between the two cats. Domestic cats are primarily nocturnal whereas tigers are crepuscular- meaning that they are most active in the morning and the evening. Don’t underestimate their night vision powers as they can see about six times better than us at night! This night vision can be explained by two words, Tapetum Lucidum. This gives the ability to reflect light back through the retina increasing the light available for the photo-receptors. And just something to blow your minds, all tigers have been found to see in full color just like us!

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