So first of all, what else do we know about a honey badger aside from them being extremely mean and mistaking them for a skunk at first glance? Well, there’s more to honey badgers than meets the eye if you have to curiosity to read up on them. So here are some facts about your exotic honey badger.
Honey Badgers Have Thick Skin
When we say that they have thick skin, they literally have thick and tough skin. A honey badger’s skin is so thick that certain reports sate that arrows and even spears just glance off their skin surface. Thickness is not the only trait of their skin but the rubbery epidermis alongside their loose skin can help them get away from danger; if a honey badger ever finds itself in the mouth of a predator, they can actually just wiggle around and free themselves. Because of the toughness of their skin, they’re able to resist venom and sleep through snake bites; snakes are a good part of a honey badger’s diet. Partnered with the ability of their skin, their teeth and jaws are strong; strong enough to bite down and break the shells of tortoises and chomp on the small bones of other animals.
Honey Badgers Don’t Team Up with Birds
A common disbelief is that honey badgers and honey guide birds team up for mutual benefits. Basically it’s believed that a honey guide would guide a honey badger towards a hive and eats all the honey badger’s leftovers. But after centuries of studies, 200 years to be exact, it’s confirmed that honey badgers don’t really care about other animals. Behavior like this has never been actually seen occurring in the wild. A honey badger is more than capable of finding a hive on its own.