Why Do Animals Eat Their Own Poop?

29 Nov 2016 03:43 443
3,102 81

If you've ever seen your dog munching on a bit of number two, you've probably wondered: why on Earth do animals eat poop?

Should You Let A Dog Lick Your Face? - https://youtu.be/ceKpa5VL_MU

Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI

Animal Planet GO – http://smart.link/57ae190980d80

Read More:

Why Do Animals--Including Your Dog--Eat Poop?


"Coprophagia is the term for an animal eating excrement-both their own and that of others. Dung beetles, rabbits, chimps, and domestic dogs are among animals that are members of the dung diners' club. Most of them eat feces because it contains some undigested food-and thus vital nutrients-that would otherwise go to waste."

Coprophagy in animals: a review.


"Coprophagy is performed by rodents and lagomorphs and to a lesser degree by piglets, foals, dogs and nonhuman primates. Due to the construction of the digestive system of rodents and rabbits, coprophagy is necessary to supply many essential nutrients."

Everyone Poops. Some Animals Eat It. Why?


"If you're a pet owner, your main context for coprophagia is probably canine. Whether or not you've experienced it yourself, you've likely heard stories about otherwise good-natured pups that inexplicably decide to chow down on their own feces or raid the cat's litter box."


DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos daily.

Watch More DNews on Seeker http://www.seeker.com/show/dnews/

Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel

Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker

Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez

DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews

DNews on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+dnews

Seeker http://www.seeker.com/

Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here: http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI

Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting and writing this episode of DNews!

Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su

Related of "Why Do Animals Eat Their Own Poop?" Videos