Asked in Owls, Digestive System
Why doesn't the owl digest the whole thing instead of making a pellet?
Whilst owls have a strong acid in their stomach, it is not strong enough to digest all of the fur, feathers or larger bones, though softer bones are digested. ...
Asked in Owls
What chemicals in the Owls stomach that break down the owls food?
All owls have 2 stomachs. One is the first stomach which I think break down all of the possible food that can be eaten. The rest goes to the 2nd stomach The GIzzard and that squezes the bones, fur and what ever can not be eaten and then they puke it back up in what we call pellets ...
Asked in Owls
When do owls produce an owl pellet?
Owls swallow their prey whole, and they cannot digest the bones and hair hair so when the leftovers build up their stomach forms a small pellet and the owl coughs it up. Sort of like a hair ball. I'm an owl expert, so take it from me , you font want to disect one. =) ...
Asked in Birds of Prey, Owls
What does regurgitation mean and how does it apply to owls?
regurgitation is basically puking up. owls cannot digest bones and fur of the prey they eat so they produce "owl pellets" which look a bit like poo but are in fact balls of fur and bones that the owl has puked up. ...
Asked in Sharks, Great White Sharks
Do great white sharks have to vomit up seal bones after they have digested the seal?
No. The acids in the shark's stomach are sufficiently strong to digest the bones of the prey they eat. ...
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Dog Health, Dog Care
Are pork rib bones dangerous to small dogs if swallowed?
They can be if the small dog tries to swallow too big of a piece. Once the bone gets into the stomach there is less risk since the dog's stomach has evolved to digest bones. ...