Animals that lay eggs are known as oviparous animals and include fish, birds, reptiles and insects. These types of animals have little to no other development within the mother. Mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth are known as monotremes.Continue Reading
Animals that lay eggs are known as oviparous animals and include fish, birds, reptiles and insects. These types of animals have little to no other development within the mother. Mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth are known as monotremes.
Oviparous animals develop inside the egg while inside the mother's body. The birth is known as ovoviviparity. These animals mostly get their nourishment from the egg yolk instead of the mother's body. Monotremes, mammals that lay eggs, are limited to the platypus and several species of spiny anteaters. These animals form an umbilical cord to the egg which feeds the baby inside the egg until hatched. These mammals are indigenous to Australia and New Guinea.
Bird eggs are often laid even when they are not fertilized. These eggs are harvested for human consumption. The most common unfertilized eggs that are consumed include chicken eggs and duck eggs. Pet female birds, such as cockatiels and parakeets often lay eggs in their cage, even if they are not accompanied by a male bird. Other animals, such as fish, frogs and arthropods, lay unfertilized eggs that are required to complete the fertilization process outside of the body.This process is known as ovuliparity.Learn more about Zoology
Grasshoppers are frequently eaten by birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, rodents, foxes, bats and other insects. Grasshoppers live on every continent except Antarctica and are abundant in grassy habitats, such as forests, making them vulnerable to bugs and animals of various sizes.Full Answer >
The kinds of animals that live in wetlands include a wide variety of birds, fish, frogs, reptiles and mammals. The specific species of animals that are found in wetlands are determined by the wetland's location. For example, some birds that live in the wetlands of New South Wales include grebes, pelicans, cormorants, crakes, rails, ibis, egrets, herons, shorebirds, ducks, geese and swans.Full Answer >
There are many species of animals on Earth that spend the majority of their lives alone, including species of reptiles, amphibians, mammals, fish, insects and arachnids. Solitude is common in the animal world, and it may be only during the mating season that individual members of a species interact with each other.Full Answer >
Animals of all varieties hibernate, including mammals, reptiles and insects. Hibernating mammals include bears, squirrels, groundhogs, raccoons and skunks; hibernating reptiles include frogs, turtles, lizards, snakes and snails.Full Answer >