Posted by Deneb on June 7, 2008, at 15:33:41
In reply to Re: I found this about touching bunnies » Deneb, posted by Gabbee on June 7, 2008, at 15:14:25
> Thanks, it's interesting. I looked it up and someone said they eat chicken and fish.
> That made me giggle, but I don't suppose they really hunt them down, just eat it happily when it's handed to them in little pieces.
OMGosh, that is funny. Imagine my hamster Butterball hunting! LOL She's so cute. Hamsters don't hunt. LOL I love my hamster. She's sweet.
> I read also that rabbits and hamsters eat their babies because they're too young or inexperienced, another article said it was a way of protecting them. I would guess both are ways to protect not the individual "families" but the species, because it would weed out the weak.
Yeah and I think it's also for the survival of the mother. If she's young and inexperienced and the babies don't stand a good chance of surviving, then it's better for her to reabsorb some of the nutrients and energy that was spent being pregnant.
Most mammals also eat their placentas after giving birth, except humans. I guess it's not really eating meat, it's more reabsorbing nutrients. I think there are recipes out there for human placenta, sounds yucky. LOL I wonder if early humans did it?