Welcome to Topito Nature, the place where animals are made fun of for no particular reason. In this episode, we decided to judge the way different animals pee and poo (because poo is still very funny) and you will be amazed by discovering the habits of our animal friends.
1. Bats roll over to pee
Bats spend most of their time hanging upside down. We are therefore entitled to wonder how they do to meet their needs. Thanks to this video, you will be able to observe the perfect acrobatics of this animal to turn around and pee without giving a damn.
2. Butterflies don’t poop (but caterpillars do)
Butterflies that only live a few days (or even a few hours, just enough time to reproduce) do not feed and therefore do not defecate. On the other hand, they had plenty of time to poop when they were larvae. The caterpillars spend most of their time eating and defecating continuously or almost continuously. When a large group of caterpillars are in the same place, the sound of their droppings can be heard.
3. Male giraffes taste the urine of female giraffes
Giraffes are strange sleeping animals but also have some icky flirting habits. To know if a female is interested in having sex, the male giraffe will simply taste her urine. If he picks up certain pheromones, he will know that the female is receptive and will follow her until she agrees to sex.
4. Termites use their poo to build their nest
If you’ve never wondered how termites live, you might be a little surprised. These little critters use their feces to build their nest. It sounds disgusting said like that, but since termites only feed on wood and leaves, their droppings are the perfect material to build an insect shack.
5. Porcupines urinate from a tree on the females they want to seduce
Female porcupines are only fertile for half a day a year, and during those 12 hours they release pheromones to attract a male. After proving its strength by fighting with other males, the porcupine flirts with the female by urinating on her from the branches of a tree. The class.
6. Ants have a very specific area for the entire colony’s toilet
What’s weird about the way ants do their business is that they do just like us. In an anthill, there are very specific areas where to defecate and the whole colony respects these rules. In fact, the ants have common toilets and no one makes a fool of themselves by saying “there are too many people, I’m going to pee outside”.
7. Adélie penguins propel their poo as far as they can
The Adélie penguin is a very, very bizarre piaf. In addition to having strange animal sexual practices, the Adélie penguin does not poop like everyone else. To avoid endangering their offspring, Adélie penguins never leave their nest during the brooding period. The thing is that they are pretty clean birds and since they don’t want to soil their nest, they have developed a very particular technique for pooping. They crouch down, lift their tail and propel their droppings as far as possible out of the nest. Scientists have shown that the maximum propulsion of this penguin poop can reach a distance of 1m34.
8. Spider mites use their droppings to protect their web.
The spider mite is a downright yucky species of mite that uses its faeces to block access to its webs. Spider mites live on plants and weave webs all around the stems and to protect themselves from any surrounding predators, they scatter poop at the ends of the webs. Yum yum.
9. The Chinese softshell turtle, a species of turtle, urinates through its mouth.
The Chinese softshell turtle is a species of turtle with a weird waste disposal mechanism. Instead of evacuating all the droppings through the cloaca like other turtles, the softshell turtle gets rid of urea through the mouth. According to researchers in Singapore, it would be a way of diluting the too salty water that she must swallow while swimming in brackish water.
10. Cats that pee NEXT to the litter box
They do it on purpose, that’s obvious. Luckily they are cute…