Helps platypus to find food underwater,uses grinds plates rather than teeth.
It uses its cheek pouches for storing its food temporarily,because it eats on land.
It uses its feet as paddles to swim better, and when it climbs onto land, the webbed parts of its feet fold back to reveal sharp claws. Also, the males claws are poisonous, while the female claws are not.
The platypuses tail also helps it swim quickly, it also uses its tail to steer it self as it dives. Oddly, the platypus stores most of its body fat in its tail for winter.
For a male, fifty to sixty cm, but for a female, she is only forty to fifty cm.
They(baby platypuses) spend 10 days in the egg, then 24 days before it is properly hatched. After that, the baby platypuses spend several more months with the mother before it is ready to leave her. They reach maturity at the age of two.
Thanks for listening to us about the platypus. we used the Internet and books from the library.