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    I never knew this!!!

    Hey, I just learnt a really interesting fact.

    Grebes feed their young feathers. The chicks will pick them off the parents and the parents will pluck them and offer them to the chicks. Apparently this is essential for their health, not just a one off thing. The feathers line the stomach which protects them from the fish they eat! Once the chicks have developed their own feathers, they will eat these on a regular basis - for the rest of their lives!

    What do you think? Is it just me that gets a kick out of this kind of thing? I just love it when I learn new wierd stuff like this
    Linda x

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    Re: I never knew this!!!

    wow, that's really interesting! thanks for posting

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    Re: I never knew this!!!

    Huh. That's pretty interesting. Ha, must be awful going down!

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    Re: I never knew this!!!

    must be awful going down!
    I hear it tastes like chicken.

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    Re: I never knew this!!!

    Haha - very strange! Thanks for sharing
    .~Brock~.


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    Re: I never knew this!!!

    brock-a little off topic, but that's a really beautiful picture of ajax. lord knows everytime i try to take a picture of my three they come out terrible!

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    Re: I never knew this!!!

    lol lol

    thats interesting tho isnt it...weird
    just like some species of seals who deliberately eat rocks to help digestion.
    they obviously havent read about the hot grit debate that rages between the americans and the aussies lol

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