For all those who love animals, by now, must know the fact that they are just like us – they love to eat, sleep, rave and repeat! Rave for them may mean different, but yes, they party too! Amongst all the consumption, water consumption is also a part of it.
Animals have always been a very interesting subject of study and research. A lot of thesis and observations have been done on this species, and every time something different comes up just as these Animals And Their Weird Eating Functionality.
Now, while we humans have water in a glass or through a water bottle, animals don’t have that privilege. They need to consume water from where they get it naturally. Once they find drinking water, they use different parts of their body to have water. They use their tongue, mouth, hands, and paws to ensure that they are able to give their body the required amounts of water. Wondering how they do this, or how they store the water then? Well, here we are with some Cute and Adorable Pictures of Thirsty Animals and unique water drinking and storing habits of animals across the globe. Get set to be amazed…
Cute and Adorable Pictures of Thirsty Animals
They do not use their mouth at all for water consumption. In fact, they have their skin to do this task for their body. They breathe and drink through their skin. They tend to absorb all the moisture in the environment and that itself suffices as their water consumption.
They are known to have a tongue that is fastest in the work it does. They can spread it up to 1.5 times of their own body length and that is why they do not need to go very close to the water body to consume the water. Since their tongue is quick, they can quickly have the water and move away, without anybody noticing it!
The bats use their tongue as a conveyor belt to hold the nectar and then slurp it in. The tongue is just used for that, and the bats DO NOT use their tongue to drink in water. Another interesting fact about the drinking habit of bats is that they just do not have the thirst for water, but also for blood, which they get from the prey they feed on.
Once they are near the water body, they use the folds in their skin and mouth to soak up the water. It acts like a sponge and they soak up all the water. Once that is done, they spread this water to all the parts of their body, through the skin and not any other part of their body.
They use their tongue like an elastic micropump. They just use the tip of their tongue and soak it completely in the water. This tip soaks up all the water or nectar the body needs and then once the bird is done slurping, the nectar or water is spread to all the other body parts.
Who would imagine that feathers can be used or any other purpose than flying? Sand Grouse proves us just wrong, that’s because they use their feathers to soak up all the water they need. In fact, once this is done they also can transfer this water to their offsprings.
The groove the water through their skin, using the corners of the mouth to consume water. Sounds complicated right? Well, but that’s how complicatedly they consume water. They do not use their tongue to have water like other lizards usually do.
Dogs and cats
Dogs and cats have a normal way of drinking water, but the way they shape their mouth and tongue while drinking water is what makes them unique. They make their tongues turn into cups and then keep slurping till the cup is full. Then they swallow it in and it thus goes into their stomach.
Having a cat with you can never make you feel alone! It’s like your family. No need to stick with the whole day to show them love and care, no hassle to make them learn manners, no need to guard them always. They know what HOME feels like and they will come back. They understand unlike the dogs or any other pets. There is just nothing extra to contribute on a cat! Also, there are endless scopes of entertainment, just like these Funny Pictures of Cats being Naughty when you have a delightful cat as a companion.
This animal depends on water from the moisture of their prey. They use their skin to absorb the water in the form of moisture from the prey they have hunted for the meal. The skin is semi-permeable skin, and thus, the pores are able to absorb like a sponge.
While these animals have some really unique drinking habits, did you know that there are some animals that do not need water at all…
You may find them dwelling near water ponds, but they do not need water at all for their survival. They are lazy animals and sleep for about 20 hours a day. That is why, the food that they eat in the remaining hours can give them enough water content, indirectly and thus they do not need water.
They usually survive on beans and seeds which automatically are high in water content and that is why these animals do not need any external water consumption for their survival.
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They have the ability to survive without water as they can shrink their liver and heart, which allows them to breathe and respire lesser than normal, hence reducing or eliminating the need for water.
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Now, that you know the water needs and drinking habits of these animals, go ahead and let your friends and family know about it and share happiness with these Cute and Adorable Pictures of Thirsty Animals. What’s bad about sharing some good to know knowledge?