Just for Fun: Let’s Talk Turkey

Here at MedCallRx, we’re here to help…and sometimes in the most unusual of ways. As you prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, we can help you brush up on your turkey trivia so you can dazzle your guests with your amazing knowledge of – yep, you guessed it – the turkey!

Did you know…

  • Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national symbol instead of the bald eagle. It’s true – in a letter to his daughter, he pled his case that the turkey is the true original native of our country and is a more respectable bird than the eagle (we can’t say we agree with dear Ben on this one!).
  • Wild turkeys can actually fly. While they are not graceful, they do fly and perch on trees to stay safe from predators.
  • On average, the lifespan of a domestic turkey is about half a year whereas turkeys in the wild live to around 3 to 4 years of age.
  • Female turkeys are called hens, male turkeys are called toms and young turkeys are called poults.
  • Gobble, gobble? Only the toms gobble. The gobble is a mating call and typically occurs in spring and fall.

Well, there you have it, five facts about turkeys that you may not have known previously.

We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday! As a reminder, your backup pharmacy team works 24x7x365 so you can call us or place orders in TracRx for any support you need over the holiday.