How does a platypus act?


The platypus spends most of its time either sleeping or foraging for food. Most social behavior involves interactions between potential mates during the breeding season or between a mother platypus and her young.

The platypus is normally solitary when not mating or raising its young. A platypus spends about 12 hours a day hunting for food, as it eats about 20 percent of its own body weight daily. It catches fish, aquatic crustaceans, worms and mollusks. The platypus uses its beak to root out prey animals from riverbeds or swims to catch its prey. It stores its captured prey in its cheek pouches until it reaches the surface, where it then eats. When not hunting, a platypus sleeps in a burrow dug into a riverbank.

Q&A Related to "How does a platypus act?"
The spend most of their time swimming. They are nocturnal but are active in the day too. They swim to the bottom of the rivers and eat small animals. When it is NOT swimming it rests
Males have venomous spurs on their hind feet which they will use if threatened.
You have to be more specific. We don't know who your talking about.
best resources for what im assuming is high school work is wikipedia. so a structural adaptation is it bill, its tail or its poison spur. (they use the bill to 'dig' the tail to swim
1 Additional Answer Answer for: platypus behavior
Duck-Billed Platypus
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Monotremata Family: Ornithorhynchidae Genus: Ornithorhynchus Species: Ornithorhynchus anatinus
The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), with its duck bill and webbed feet, is a unique Australian animal. It and the two species of echidna are the only monotremes or egg-laying mammals to be found on earth. The marsupials (mammals with pouches... More »
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