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Most Amazing Facts About Armadillos

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Many people in the southern United States keep armadillos as pets. Report Abuse
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Armadillos have three toes to help them dig. Report Abuse
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Armadillos are sometimes called Texas turkeys and are killed for thier meat. Report Abuse
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Armadillos are good swimmers Report Abuse
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The Armadillo can hold its breath for several minutes. Report Abuse
It hides underwater for defense.
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Female Armadillos nurse thier young like mammals. Report Abuse
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Armadillo babies are called pups. Report Abuse
They look like little pink piglets when they are first born.
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Each female lays 4 eggs. Report Abuse
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Armadillos lay eggs as a means of reproduction. Report Abuse
The female starts with only one egg, that egg splits into 2 and then those eggs split into two. Each armadillo is an exact copy of the first.
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Armadillos live on a diet of termites and dead animals. Report Abuse
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These creatures have very poor eyesight. Report Abuse
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When armadillos feel threatened they roll up into a ball. Report Abuse
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The nine banded armadillo can weigh almost 20 pounds. Report Abuse
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The nine banded armadello is the most widespread Report Abuse
Their range extends from southern Kansas to South America
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Three banded armadillo weighs nearly 4 pounds. Report Abuse
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There is a pink fuzzy aramadillo Report Abuse
These are rare but not endangered, they only weigh 3 ounces and are 6 inches long.
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The giant Armadillo weighs up to 110 pounds Report Abuse
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An Armadillo's hard shell is called a Carapace. Report Abuse
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The Armadillo eats insects, worms, spiders and snakes. Report Abuse
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Armadillos have no fat supply to keep them warm. Report Abuse
They must eat year around.
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