Do Octopus Eat Their Own Tentacles While Taking Care of Its Eggs?

I was in the kitchen when I overheard this conversation between the two boys … 

Big Bro Ethan: Do you know while taking care of its eggs, octopus will eat its own tentacles to feed itself?

Little Ayden: Huh?! The octopus eats its own testicles?! But how can?! So pitiful!

Big Bro Ethan bursts out laughing while saying, “TENTACLES! The octopus eats its own TENTACLES not TESTICLES!!! :lol:


P/S:  I did some research but I can’t find any solid facts to prove that octopus eats its own tentacles while caring for its eggs. What I do know is when they do eat their own tentacles/arms it is because they are stressed out. But you know what? I’d eat an octopus tentacles too if I am hungry… I mean who can resist? They are so YUMMY!


Throwback pic of Ayden’s first encounter with a giant octopus in S.E.A Aquarium, Sentosa Singapore

Anyway, since we are in the topic of octopus, here is a throwback video of Ayden making a toilet paper roll octopus craft: 

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    Testicles!!!??? Muahahahahahaha!!!! That Ayden is definitely my kind of guy, the little devil!


    Merryn Reply:

    Hahahaha. Surprised me to hear this conversation between boys :D


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    Wakakakaka! The boys are so innocent yet very smart. I am surprised that Ayden knows the word at such young age.


    Merryn Reply:

    Oh that is because in my home, we use proper words to refer to their private parts. No kkb or as such.


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    Haha. Testicles. Ayden was So funny.

    I didn’t know about octopus eating one tentacles but like you, I do love tentacles. The grilled one. So yummy. Stress or no, I can have it any time.


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    Ayden’s vocabulary is good. I can’t imagine eating my own appendages when I am stressed.


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