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Platypus. Description. Webbed feet Streamline body Broad tail Duck like bill Two layers of hair. Eating Habits. Forages on the bottom of river for food. Prey include: works insects crustaceans, and small vertebrates such as tadpoles.

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description
Description
  • Webbed feet
  • Streamline body
  • Broad tail
  • Duck like bill
  • Two layers of hair
eating habits
Eating Habits
  • Forages on the bottom of river for food.
  • Prey include: works insects crustaceans, and small vertebrates such as tadpoles.
  • Food is then carried to surface in cheek pouches and then eaten.
breeding
Breeding
  • Occurs on the spring
  • Mating takes place in the water
  • 1 to 3 eggs are laid in nesting burrow
  • Eggs hatch after 10 to 12 days
other interesting facts
Other interesting facts
  • The male has a spur on the inner side of each hind limb.
  • The platypus is a cousin to the anteater.
  • The platypus can consume up to half of it’s body weight.