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Originally Posted by sander06 View Post
Considering what birds eat, I can't imagine that they would even have taste buds. I mean, what would be the point when you're eating bugs, worms and seeds?
Birds have taste buds on the base of their tongues, but not nearly as many as man and other mammals. Rabbits have about 17,000 taste buds in their mouths. Humans have about 9,000. A domestic pigeon has 27-59.

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