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||Kaadu were large, flightless reptavians that inhabited the swamps of the planets Naboo and Obredaan as well as the moon of Rori. Gungans frequently used them as mounts. The kaadu was a two-legged reptavian at home both on land and in the water: they were excellent runners and strong swimmers, as their lung capacity allowed them to remain underwater for up to two hours. They were very fast, reaching a top speed of 80 kilometers per hour and easily outrunning most other creatures. Kaadu came in shades of yellow and bright oranges. The area around their eyes was a periwinkle color.Kaadu had sharp hearing and a keen sense of smell. They lacked upper incisors, and as such were unable to chew their food. Their diet consisted primarily of snails, tlickweed, and standard aquatic plants. Their blunt, hoof-like claws provided surefootedness. The stub tail counterbalances the head.They could be found in huge, sexually segregated flocks (20-100 individuals on average), with the total record documented as 3.4 million individuals; male flocks and female flocks come together during mating, at which time the males became more colorful with yellows and purples. They often had close familial ties. Kaadu females laid their eggs on land, often in fields, but also on riverbanks, where they made elevated mud nests that they lined with vegetable matter. Because predators such as the peko-peko ate unattended kaadu eggs, the average clutch of eggs was usually 10-12 at a time. Six to eight young in a clutch would usually make it to hatching. The young themselves are fully precocial at hatching.
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