Bilby Hand Puppet | B93303 | 25cm in size
Bilby Hand Puppet is just one puppet in our range of soft plush hand puppet animals. Our designers range of expertise allows our customers to develop their plush toy ideas through us in a timely and cost effective manner to ensure a quality finished product. We enjoy the challenges asked of us and there have been many over the years! We can help you on plush and logo design from the start, even if your idea only exists in your mind! No matter what your vision is, we can find a way to present your thoughts and ideas in a clear, understandable and professional way.
Bilbies have the characteristic long bandicoot muzzle and very big ears that let out heat. They are about 29–55 cm (11–22 in) long. Compared to bandicoots, they have a longer tail, bigger ears, and softer, silky fur. The size of their ears allows them to have better hearing. They are nocturnal omnivores that do not need to drink water, as they get all the moisture they need from their food, which includes insects and their larvae, seeds, spiders, bulbs, fruit, fungi, and very small animals. Most food is found by digging or scratching in the soil, and using their very long tongues.
Unlike bandicoots, they are excellent burrowers and build extensive tunnel systems with their strong forelimbs and well-developed claws. A bilby typically makes a number of burrows within its home range, up to about a dozen, and moves between them, using them for shelter both from predators and the heat of the day. The female bilby’s pouch faces backwards, which prevents the pouch from getting filled with dirt while she is digging.