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I've often heard reference to the fact that human's have a far inferior sense of smell to other mammals, but I'd be interested to know how sensitive our sense of taste is, and how it would be measured.
This 'taste' thing is rather strange. You put down a dish of Whoofy dog food and your pooch turns his nose up and walks away. Give him Barky dog food and he scoffs it as quick as he can. Yet in the wild, a wolf wont be at all fussy. If its edible, it will eat it as quickly as possible without regard to taste. Its interest is in getting its fair share before the its all gone.Even my tortoises seem to have preferences. One loves a nice treat of cucumber, the other wont touch it! Sometimes they'll scoff a dandelion leaf, yet other times they turn away from it in preference to a nice bit of sow thistle.I wonder if taste has developed due to man's ability to pick and choose and that this has had a similar effect on our pets. What do you think?