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Offline latebind

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What does it mean when an otter is crying?
« on: 01/02/2010 21:18:45 »
Is an otter happy when he is crying? What does it mean?

They look so cute, but when I see them at the aquariums they are usually crying when being picked up and the lady there said they are happy when they cry but i want a second opinion, thanks!


 

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What does it mean when an otter is crying?
« Reply #1 on: 08/03/2011 17:07:59 »
Maybe they need to get their eyes wet to protect them? I looked for it but found nothing that corroborates your story here? Otters. Sea lions have their eyes protected by a nictitating membrane on land which wipes away the sand and debris, it's a transparent or translucent third eyelid present in some animals that can be drawn across the eye for protection and to moisten the eye while also maintaining visibility.. Maybe otters don't? I'm sorry, found nothing more about it.
 

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What does it mean when an otter is crying?
« Reply #2 on: 08/03/2011 17:40:51 »
By "crying" Latebind may mean vocalization ...

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A researcher called Dr Rogoschnik has categorised 8 different types of otter vocalisations ...
http://www.littleowl.org.uk/dog/newsletter/newsletter16/newsletter16-4.html


Otter vocalization  :) ... http://www.eclectech.co.uk/mindcontrol.php
« Last Edit: 09/03/2011 02:36:41 by RD »
 

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What does it mean when an otter is crying?
« Reply #3 on: 15/04/2011 19:06:58 »
Would be interesting, which kind of crying you mean. In case of wet eyes I agree with the answer of yor-on. In case of a vocalization, loud cries can be begging for food or any kind of excitement.
 

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