What Do Octopuses Eat? Unknown Eating Habits

 Kevin Brown
  Aug 27, 2019

The octopus is known for its weird formation. It is an amazing sea creature with multiple legs on the planet. In this post, we are letting you know some unknown facts about octopuses such as what do octopuses eat? And how many species of octopuses are there in the world?

Octopus Facts for Kids

The octopuses are more intelligent than any other invertebrates in the world. It is also said that octopus can kill the human being. It is baseless. There is one species named Blue Ring is very giant in comparison of other species of octopus. Blue Ring Octopus is considered as one of the most dangerous octopuses. It is venomous. It can kill a human being due to its venom. You may also suffer from paralyzing due to massive venom. North Pacific Giant octopus is one of the largest species of octopus. It is 100 pounds weighty. Its arms are up to 14 feet long. The smallest species of octopuses is the California octopus is very small in size. It is less than 1 inch. They have a small suction cup on the edge of arms. There is a sensor system on its body that helps them to taste and feel the food. It has the largest head in the middle of its body. They can hunt preys easily as they got a flexible body. The octopuses have three hearts. They have a special strength that they can change their color. They can easily present themselves to protect from other sea predators.

It is said that they have the ability to see their preys or coming difficulties from the distance. They are gifted with good eyesight. The female octopus is able to hatch approximately 200,000 at a time.

If we talk about its life span it is very short. Some species of octopus live till six months or above six months. There are some species whose life span is very long. They can live for more than five years. The male octopuses die in few months after mating. On the other hand, the female octopuses often die after hatching the eggs.

Octopus Habitat

What does octopus eat? There are roughly 300 species of octopuses exist in the world. We will discuss the octopus habitat. The octopuses are found in oceans as they are heavily dependent on saltwater. The octopuses are boneless this is the reason they can easily dwell into very small spaces. The octopus body is so flexible that it can easily adjust itself in any places. They usually live in reefs. Let’s explore the food which octopuses prefer to consume the most.

Octopus is an amazing sea creature that can change its way of living depending upon climate change. Mostly, octopuses eat all aquatic creatures. They prefer to consume different types of crabs, small fish, clams, mollusks, and lobsters. These are the favorite preys of octopus. They don’t only eat small prey but also hunt larger preys. It depends on species. The giant octopus can also hunt sharks. There are other food items the octopus likes to eat such as sea worms, and shrimps. Generally, they don’t eat such insects but when they are too much hungry they eat happily.

There is another species of octopuses are called free-swimming octopuses. They do not stick to one place. They like to wander. They move from one place to another place in search of food. They like to ingest all types of fish and shrimps. The baby octopuses prefer to eat aquatic creatures in the water.

What Does Pet Octopus Eat?

Everybody has a question that what do pet octopuses eat? If you have an octopus as a pet at home then you will have to provide a proper diet to your pet octopus. Before bringing a pet octopus it is very important to understand the complete diet to feed the octopus. The octopuses are fond of eating crabs, fish, shrimps, and shelled cockles.

Winding up…

Read this full article properly and get knowledge about what do octopus eat? If you are planning to bring an octopus you should understand the above-mentioned information.

What Do Octopuses Eat? Unknown Eating Habits

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown is a journalist at his own start-up, born and residing in Seattle, Washington. He has a knack of reading up newspaper articles and coming up with summaries and points of view, hence taking up a profession similar to his interest. Simply covering events and activities is something he can do as good as a professional, but he seems to enjoy writing on events that need viewpoints and suggestions.

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