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Could people adopt octopuses like we adopt cats and dogs? What dogs and octopuses lifetime look like? Do octopuses play? How do they hunt prey?
Question Date: 2021-01-27
Answer 1:

Octopuses are very interesting, aren’t they. We are used to thinking of animals without backbones not being very smart. Octopuses and their relatives can do some amazing things. Here’s a site that you may enjoy: Octopus.

Different species of octopus have different life spans. Some only live six months. Some live 5 years. That’s still not very long for animals that are good at learning. They hatch from eggs. The mother guards the eggs, but usually does not survive long after the eggs hatch. The babies have to learn on their own.

Like other intelligent animals, they probably do play, meaning that they do things that take energy, even if there’s no obvious reason, like getting food or escaping predators. Play is a way of practicing and learning.

Different octopuses may hunt in different ways, but they are good at disguising themselves. They can change their shape, color, and texture. Then they can surprise prey and hit or grab it with their tentacles.

What might be some of the advantages of working on instinct instead of having to learn? What might be some of the advantages of learning instead of working by instinct? Thanks for asking.

Answer 2:

Thanks for your fun question! Do you know this book? I know the author.

This is an interesting site . "The biggest downside by far is the short lifespan. The home-sized animals only live about one year and the dwarfs often less," Whatley said.

Are octopuses smart?

Adopt an octopus. This might be interesting for you.

"How does an octopus catch its food?" "An octopus has eight tentacles and hunts on the seabed for fish or shellfish. It creeps toward its prey and then pounces, grabbing hold with its tentacles. Suckers on the tentacles hold the prey firmly while the octopus drags it to its mouth." Read this interesting site .

Answer 3:

The longest-lived octopus is the giant Pacific octopus, which can live for about five years. Most octopus live much shorter lives, some as short as six months.

Octopus have excellent vision and tactile senses, and are generally stalking predators due to being intelligent, flexible, but and not particularly fast. Octopus are remarkably agile and, as a result, are notorious aquarium escape artists.

Octopus may play with objects in currents, but it's difficult to say for certain.

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