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21 Mind-Blowing Facts About Turkeys You Definitely Didn't Know

Best Life Logo By Desirée O of Best Life | Slide 2 of 22: Turkeys are known for the gobbling sound they make, but it turns out that only the male birds make that iconic call. Female turkeys—or hens—on the other hand, will instead cluck like a chicken, yelp if they're excited or agitated, or purr like a cat (although, according to the National Wild Turkey Federation, it's more of  a "rolling, almost staccato call" than a purr, but it conveys the same feeling of contentment). And to bust some Thanksgiving-related myths, check out 8 Common Myths About Thanksgiving You Probably Still Believe.

1. Female turkeys don't gobble, but they do purr.

Turkeys are known for the gobbling sound they make, but it turns out that only the male birds make that iconic call. Female turkeys—or hens—on the other hand, will instead cluck like a chicken, yelp if they're excited or agitated, or purr like a cat (although, according to the National Wild Turkey Federation, it's more of  a "rolling, almost staccato call" than a purr, but it conveys the same feeling of contentment). And to bust some Thanksgiving-related myths, check out 8 Common Myths About Thanksgiving You Probably Still Believe.

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