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Why are rabbit turds round?

 
 
Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 01:39 pm
I was just thinking about animals and their turds. Do deer have round turds also? I don't know all the shapes of the turds of all animals, but rabbits are the only animal I can think of that have round turds.

Why is that?
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Seed
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 01:42 pm
goats drop little round ones too... i believe deer do as well...as for why... i have no idea
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kickycan
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 01:45 pm
I believe it must have something to do with the shape of their a**holes. But I'm no scientist, so don't go by me.
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Seed
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 01:47 pm
or perhaps how they pinch it off?
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Montana
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 01:48 pm
Maybe they have little built in round turd molds inside them.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 01:49 pm
guinea pigs produce 1/4" long by 1/8" wide cylindrical droppings...
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kickycan
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 01:52 pm
This question is fascinating...a friend of mine just told me another little-known fact about rabbits and their anuses.

He said that rabbits create some kind of nutrient called a cecotrope, which is an elongated, greenish colored, mucous-covered pellet which they eat from their own ass!
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Montana
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 01:54 pm
Actaually. Rabbits don't completely digest all of their food and in turn end up eating some of their little round turds. This is considered healthy for the rabbit.
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Montana
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 01:56 pm
But maybe your friend explained it better.
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Seed
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 01:56 pm
well same thing with pigs. they dont digest most of their food either. which is why they root through theirs...
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kickycan
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 01:57 pm
Yes, but won't all animals eat their own turds, if given the opportunity?
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Montana
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 02:03 pm
I suppose they would if they didn't digest their food. Most animals completely digest their food before it comes out and we all know we won't do there.
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Synonymph
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 02:05 pm
You're all wrong. Rabbits work for Mars, Inc.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 02:06 pm
Did you know, btw, that in Australia rabbit turds

http://www.boehm-fotos.de/bilder/1/641_8-119%20Bwabwata%20NP,%20dampfender%20Elefantendung.JPG

is dried

http://www.kerala-discovery.de/KD_Web/Links-Dateien/image005.jpg

and then used to built beautiful houses of it

http://www.b4ubuild.com/photos/bushpole/bp30.jpg
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kickycan
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 02:07 pm
Cinnesthesia wrote:
You're all wrong. Rabbits work for Mars, Inc.


Laughing That is funny. That is exactly what started this whole thing. We were eating chocolate balls that somebody brought us from Vegas, and we noticed the shape of them, and, well, you know the rest...
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kickycan
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 02:10 pm
Walter Hinteler wrote:
Did you know, btw, that in Australia rabbit turds

http://www.boehm-fotos.de/bilder/1/641_8-119%20Bwabwata%20NP,%20dampfender%20Elefantendung.JPG

is dried

http://www.kerala-discovery.de/KD_Web/Links-Dateien/image005.jpg

and then used to built beautiful houses of it

http://www.b4ubuild.com/photos/bushpole/bp30.jpg


Interesting...
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kickycan
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 02:11 pm
Speaking of Australia, maybe dlowan can help us answer this question.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 02:13 pm
kickycan wrote:
Speaking of Australia, maybe dlowan can help us answer this question.


That's the "why" of my post Laughing
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kickycan
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 02:16 pm
Ha!
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kickycan
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 04:17 pm
Well, I still don't have my answer. Dlowan?
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