• Question: can u blow up a seagull with rice? my friend can....

    Asked by luthium to Daphne, Darren, Jon, Katherine on 21 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Katherine Haxton

      Katherine Haxton answered on 21 Mar 2012:

      Really? OK, firstly…why would you want to? Secondly…wouldn’t that be a bit gross? I don’t think you can with rice although eating dry rice might make them quite uncomfortable if it expands with the liquid in their stomach.
      I remember reading somewhere once that you could blow up seagulls with certain things because birds can’t burp. So if you feed them something that generates a lot of gas in their gullets, that could have very bad side effects for them. Bit cruel though really.

    • Photo: Daphne Ng

      Daphne Ng answered on 21 Mar 2012:

      Yes I agree with Katherine. I wouldn’t do that to an animal!