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Birds do have tongues. Oddly enough, the bird's tongue has a bone inside that makes it suitably tough for gathering food or litter for its nest.

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    • What do wild baby toads eat?

      Q: What do wild baby toads eat?

      A: A wild baby toad's diet varies by species, but the majority of them rely on small insects and invertebrates as a primary food source. Worms, spiders, crickets, ants and virtually any tiny animal that they can catch and swallow whole are consumed by baby frogs.
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    • What do horned toads eat?

      Q: What do horned toads eat?

      A: Horned toads primarily eat ants, but they may also eat grasshoppers, beetles and spiders. Horned toads raised as pets also eat crickets and may also benefit from a vitamin or calcium substitute.
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    • What is the difference between a newt and a salamander?

      Q: What is the difference between a newt and a salamander?

      A: The difference between a newt and a salamander is that the newt often has an extra stage in its life cycle. Unlike the salamander, it spends two or three years of its life on land as a red eft. Then it returns to the water, where it spends the rest of its life. Most mature salamanders are terrestrial, though they need a moist environment.
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    • What is a marine toad?

      Q: What is a marine toad?

      A: Also known as the cane toad or giant toad, the marine toad is a land-dwelling toad native to Central and South America. The toad spends its time in the region's subtropical forests and has also been introduced to non-native areas as a means of pest control for crops.
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    • What are characteristics of amphibians?

      Q: What are characteristics of amphibians?

      A: Amphibians are cold-blooded vertebrates. They have a backbone, and they maintain their body temperature through external means, such as laying in the sun. Amphibians spend part of their lives on water and part of their lives on land. They have permeable skin, which gases and some molecules penetrate; they also have gills for some portion of their lives.
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    • How do you tell a male eastern American toad from a female?

      Q: How do you tell a male eastern American toad from a female?

      A: There are a number of features that help distinguish male eastern American toads from females of the same species. The most easily identifiable features are size and skin texture.
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    • What do macaws usually eat?

      Q: What do macaws usually eat?

      A: In the wild, macaws eat seeds, palm nuts and fruit. Pet macaws eat foods rich in beta carotene, such as orange vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots and peppers, along with green, leafy vegetables like kale. Macaws require diets that support their active lifestyle.
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    • What is a lutino lovebird?

      Q: What is a lutino lovebird?

      A: A lutino lovebird is a color mutation of Agapornis roseicollis, the peach-faced or rosy-faced lovebird. Lutino lovebirds have bright yellow feathers, whereas the standard coloration of lovebirds is green feathers.
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    • How much do birds eat?

      Q: How much do birds eat?

      A: How much birds eat greatly depends on the species. For instance, chickadees can eat around 30 to 35 percent of their body weight on a daily basis.
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    • Are birds color blind?

      Q: Are birds color blind?

      A: Birds are not color blind. These animals actually have more advanced color vision than human beings. Birds have photo pigments with sensitivities at four or five peak wavelengths, making them either tetrachromats or pentachromats.
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    • How long does it take for finch eggs to hatch?

      Q: How long does it take for finch eggs to hatch?

      A: Finch eggs hatch in about 12 to 14 days after being laid. The female bird and the male bird take turns sitting on the eggs to keep them warm during this time.
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    • What are male ducks called?

      Q: What are male ducks called?

      A: Adult male ducks are called drakes. Baby ducks are called ducklings, while the adult female is called a hen. A group of ducks is called a raft, team or paddling.
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    • Can a praying mantis be kept as a pet?

      Q: Can a praying mantis be kept as a pet?

      A: A praying mantis can be kept as a pet and is considered an easy pet to care for, especially for beginners, according to KeepingInsects.com There are over 2,000 praying mantis species and many, such as the African praying mantis, are available in the commercial pet trade.
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    • What is the fastest insect?

      Q: What is the fastest insect?

      A: The fastest insect known to man is a species of Australian tiger beetle known as Cicindela hudsoni, which was recorded at 5.6 miles per hour. The next fastest is another Australian tiger beetle, Cicindela eburneola, which was observed in the same study to have a top speed of 4.2 miles per hour.
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    • What is a dragonfly's habitat?

      Q: What is a dragonfly's habitat?

      A: Dragonflies thrive in freshwater environments, and they live in temperate, tropical and terrestrial locations. Immature dragonflies are born in bodies of freshwater, and they require nutrients derived exclusively from freshwater sources to survive. Upon maturing, however, adult dragonflies gravitate towards land, but still require adjacent bodies of freshwater for food and sustenance.
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    • What do crickets eat in the wild?

      Q: What do crickets eat in the wild?

      A: Crickets are omnivores and scavengers by nature. They can feed on almost anything, including fresh plant material, decaying organic matter and, when they are extremely hungry, both living and dead insects. Some cricket species can become entirely carnivorous and serve as predators to weakened or crippled insects. Crickets tend to be nocturnal and hunt for their food at night.
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    • What causes head lice?

      Q: What causes head lice?

      A: Head lice are small biting insects that are spread by direct contact. This means that the cause of a head lice infestation is sharing items like hairbrushes that are infested with life, or direct head-to-head contact with an infested person.
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    • How many legs does an insect have?

      Q: How many legs does an insect have?

      A: An insect has six legs. Insects' legs are jointed, and the movement of these joints is controlled by a combination of partial musculature and passive biomechanical non-muscular structures. Some insects also have a clawlike structure on the last segments of their legs.
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