Way back in 2004 when I broke my toe by tripping over a wooden stump in the woods while walking the dog I had to sit in a wheelchair so they could wheel me around the A&E here there and everywhere. That day I saw a tiny glimpse of how hard life can be when you have to live your whole day-to-day life in one. But it is not just us humans that have use of wheelchairs you know, there are many disabled animals…
Ten Disabled but Very Inspirational Animals in Wheelchairs
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Animals
10 – Tzvika the Turtle
Fact: The average shell of a turtle is made up of 59 to 61 bones and is made of the same material as fingernails, leading some to commonly refer to them as “snails”
9 – Dog
Fact: The skeleton of the domestic dog has an average of 321 bones, with variation reflecting differences in the number of bones in the tail.
8 – Lemon The Duck
Fact: It mostly depends on what type of duck it is, but most ducks average between 112 and 122 bones in their body. (For more about Lemon please do visit Lemon’s website by clicking on the image because there are some amazing books and a great story to know)
7 – Toofani the Hen
Fact: there are 307 bones in a chicken but the main primary bones re: Atlas, Carpus, Clavicle, Coracoid, Epistropheus, Humerus, Illium, Incisive, Ischium, Lacrymal, Mandible, Metacarpus, Metatarsus, Nasal, Occipital,Patella, Phalanges, Pubis, Pygostyle, Quadrate, Radius, Scapula, Sternum, Ulna, Tibia
6 – Buster the Sheep
Fact: There are 50 bones in the skeleton of a sheep and the skull is made up from 4 different bones!
5 – Atlas the Goat
Fact: The average amount of bones is a mountain goat is 189, but the average amount of bones in a domestic field goat is only 183.
4 – Holli the Alpaca
Fact: The alpaca lacks the bone structure to support weights much greater than their own natural body weight, so if you think you see one loaded up with bags in some mountain country, it is always a Lama, not an alpaca.
3 – Patch the guinea pig
Fact: The skeleton of a Guinea Pig can be separated into three separate parts. (1) – The axial skeleton which contains the skull, the hyoid apparatus, the vertebrae, the ribs and the sternum. (2) – The appendicular skeleton which contains the pectoral and pelvic girdle and the pectoral and pelvic limbs. (3) – The heterotopic skeleton which contains the sesamoid bones.
2 – Harry the Miniature Horse
Fact: A miniature horse’s body is made up of 210 individual bones which are EXACTLY the same as its full-grown counterpart.
1 – Rabbit
Fact: The skeleton of a rabbit is made up of 23 kinds of bone and a rabbit’s teeth will never, ever stop growing!