Edit in where necessary: They have extremely close family bonds and will even remain with their family group until death if they can manage it. If they can't it's examples like finding their life long mates, overpopulation, and scarce food.
- They have wings but rarely use them. The only instances when they use them is migration flying, looking larger than their predators, and making a fast escape.
- They spend almost 70% of their lives in or on the water.
- They nest on land but always near a body of fresh or salt water.
- Partner for life. Homosexual couples happen often enough to be noted. They will even steal other swunny chicks.
- They do have small razor like teeth to keep things from slipping out of their beaks. Their bite HURTS! They eat fish, insects, small mammals/reptiles/amphibians, and fresh greens like lettuce or spinach. Grasses and algae make up a large portion of their diet.
- They live in family groups. Normally they are small, some where around 4-6 swunny per group. But they can grow to be very large groups, often these are difficult to manage and only happen during nesting seasons.
- Swunny can live on their own or with only their partner. They do not require a group though it makes their lives easier if they stay with one.
- Swunny are very aggressive to outside creatures. They are alright with each other, still moody at times. But with enough grooming and feeding together they learn to like each other. They will puff up and charge any trespassers near their territory.
- Swunny will fight each other with claws, kicking, and biting. Often going for the ears, throat, and wings when landing damage.
- Swunny can mate and produce young any time of the year. They normally wait once a year to produce young in the safety of warm weather, plentiful food, and other large groups of swunny to protect themselves and their young. Swunny will occasionally continue to mate and produce young outside of nesting season - it's normally very dangerous and the eggs don't make it through the weather or the chicks don't make it to adulthood.
- Nests usually have 3-6 eggs.
- All baby swunny usually look the same. Ranging from blacks, grays, browns, and even rarely creams/whites. They will not get their markings until they molt and shed their young baby fur and feathers. Then the markings and colors will show.
- Swunny are very vocal. Humming, kicking/padding feet, chirps and bleats. They can almost sound like a puppy at times. Swunny can even purr.
- Swunny can see VERY well. Their hearing and vision is top notch which helps them be very successful at avoiding trouble even when alone.
- Swunny can be kept as a personal pet but please be careful. These are still large animals and extremely territorial. So if you have cats, dogs, other animals in your household it is not recommended to share with a Swunny. They are the only spoiled animal of the house.
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