Top 10 Incredible Gosling Facts

1 :  there are many birds that are called “geese”, several are not actually geese at all! For example, the Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca) is actually a shelduck. 

2 : These adorable little baby geese may look like ducklings or signets in some ways, but they’re typically lighter in weight and have a more yellow hue.

3 : A goose’s mouth is filled with tiny spike structures along its beak and tongue. However, geese do not actually have teeth.

4 : As soon as they hatch from their eggs, baby goslings are fully capable of foraging and nourishing themselves.

5 : When baby geese are born, they are about 5 to 7 inches tall and weigh less than 4 ounces, depending on the species.

6 : Geese are monogamous, forming lifelong pairs that stay together throughout the year. During their nesting season, geese pairs eat more and become much more defensive and dominant. 

7 : As baby geese grow and develop, many of them will congregate together with other broods or groups of goslings, forming what is known as “gang broods”. 

8 : Between 20 to 30 days, their adorable yellow bodies begin to molt, and the young goslings lose their fluffy down feathers and grow new juvenile feathers. 

9 : Goslings are highly sociable creatures and establish strong bonds with their parents and siblings. They love to play and often spend time swimming, diving, and chasing each other around.

10 : Goslings have an adorable habit of sticking close to their parents wherever they go, and emit loud honks if they become separated.