Thursday, 8 March 2018

THEY DO EXIST

RODENTS-----------------------------

Related image
COYPU TEETH
The coypu, which lives in wetlands,
has huge orange incisor teeth.
Rodents are mammals,which means they are hairy,and they produce milk to feed their young. Rodents are distinguished by having continuously growing incisor teeth. Squirrels, hamsters, beavers, rats and mice are all rodents.

WHY DO RODENTS GET LONG IN THE TOOTH ?

The two sharp teeth,called incisors, at the front of the rodent's jaw are the ones it uses for growing. A rodent's incisors get worn down as it gnaws tough food, but they keep on growing throughout its life.

WHICH IS THE BIGGEST RODENT ?
Image result for biggest rodents in the world

The largest rodent in the world is the Capybara, which lives in South America. It measured up to 1.25 meters long and weighs up to 64 kilograms. One of the smallest rodents is the Pygmy mouse of North America. It is only about 10 centimeters long,including its tail and weight just 7 grams.


WHEN IS A DOG REALLY A RAT ?

A prairie dog is actually not a dog at all. It is a type of rodent,and lives in North America. Prairie dogs live in family groups of one adult male and several females and their young. A group of families make a vast burrow of connecting chambers and tunnels called a colony.

Image result for flying squirrelCAN FLYING SQUIRRELS REALLY FLY ? 

No, but they can glide from tree to tree. When the flying squirrel leap into the air, it stretches out the skin flaps at the sides of its body, which act like a parachute, enabling it to glide gently between branches.

BIG QUESTION:

WHY DO BEAVERS BUILD DAMS ? 
 
Image result for beaver dam
A beaver lodge is built of sticks behind a dam and has
an underwater entrance.
Beavers build their homes,or lodges, in streams or rivers. But first they need to build a dam to make an area of still water, or the current would wash the lodge away. With their huge front teeth, the beavers cut down tress to build the dam. They plaster the sides with mud and fill gaps with stones and sticks.