Facts About My Animals and Other Animals
Before I tell you facts about animals, I want to tell you what I like about animals. I don’t just like animals, I love them! I happen to have two dogs, three ducks, four cats, and I don’t know how many chickens. We used to have four ducks, but one day one of the ducks disappeared; we believe it flew out of the cage and got killed.
We used to have five cats, but my cat, Bell disappeared. A fact about our dog, Windsor, is that he is very nice and will probably lick someone to death before actually attacking someone. I got Bell from Grace Holtz, and she had a litter of kittens, only one of them survived. She had another litter and only one survived; the first litter is my cat Beast, and the second litter is my kitten Flo.
We have a cat, from our neighbor, named Garfield, but we call him Bubba; we got a cat from our Grandma, and we named it Bayleaf. Ashlyn got a puppy from Junkfest in Minden, Iowa, and she named her Lyric. My aunt Andrea got a miniature horse; she is having me train so that we can ride her. Andrea named the miniature horse, a western name, Dakota. Andrea tells me that she is partly mine, since I am training her.
Hamsters are small animals that are thought to be originally from the east lands of Asia. Common types of hamsters are Russian Dwarf and Syrian Hamster. They live for about two to three years. They are tamable and you can have them as your pet. Hamsters predators are owls, hawks, and snakes. They eat seeds, nuts, and berries. They also eat other food when it comes to being in a small cage. Hamsters’ scientific name is Mesocricetus Auratus. Hamsters are rodents and their teeth grow all the time; they have to have something like wood to chew on, and pet stores sell little huts and chew toys to help. If their teeth grow without chewing onto something; their teeth will grow into their brain and kill them.
Deer are found on the continents of North America, Asia, and Europe. They are prey to humans, wolves, tigers, and bears. They are predators to acorns, fruits, and grass. The males have antlers, and the females have no antlers. A male deer is called a buck, and a female is called a doe. They have long ears, orange, tan, brown, or white fur, and hooves. Deer stay in herds; herds have up to twenty-five deer. There is about forty different types of deer. Deer are not endangered, but they are threatened.
Wolves are thought to be ice age survivors because of research that is dating them back to almost 300,000 years ago. Wolves are predators to deer, elk, and moose. They are threatened animals. They live in packs; they have an alpha male that is the leader. Humans are the predators to wolves. They live ten to twelve years. They can be black, gray, brown, or white. They can run up to forty-six miles per hour. Wolves weigh about fifty-five to eighty-eight pounds. The smallest wolves live in Iran, and they weigh up to sixty pounds; the biggest ones live in Alaska and weigh 125-135 pounds.
Horses live twenty-five to thirty years. Horses live in packs like wolves, but they are called herds. They can weigh 840-1,200 pounds and can run up to forty miles per hour. Horses are mammals, and they are threatened animals. They can be brown, white, or black. They eat grass, fruit, and leaves. Humans, wolves, and bears are all known predators to them. A female adult horse is called a mare, and a baby female horse is called a filly. Male adult horses are called stallions, and a baby male horse is called a colt. If the baby is not known, it is called a foal.
Sea turtles are reptiles and they are omnivores. They live sixty to eighty years. They are brown, tan, or green. They are endangered. They weigh 350-882 pounds. They eat fish, crabs, seaweed, and jellyfish. Their predators are human, sharks, and killer whales. They live in tropical coastal waters and beaches. They can only go up to 2.4 miles per hour. Their average litter size is 100. Male and females tend to be the same size. Sea turtles are found in major oceans and smaller seas; they can’t be found in the Arctic Circle though because it is too cold for them.
Foxes live three to eleven years. They are carnivores and they eat rabbits, birds. and lizards. They can be brown, black, tan, or red. Humans, bears, and eagles are predators to them. They are threatened mammals. They can weigh eleven to twenty-four pounds. They live in woodland areas and urban parks. Foxes are nocturnal animals. There is about twelve different types of foxes. A fox is smaller than other members of the dog family. Foxes are found in most places in the northern hemisphere. Some foxes are found in the city, but they are mostly found in the country. Wild foxes tend to only live six to seven years. Other foxes have been in captivity and have lived up to thirteen years