Oxpeckers are on 2 different episodes, and are #7 on Odd Couples, (paired with Giraffe), and are #6 on Cleaners. They help the giraffe by eating parasites, such as ticks off its coat. Yellow billed oxpeckers prefer thinner coat animals such as bison, while red billed oxpeckers like ticker coat animals like giraffes. It is estimated, that they will eat four hundred ticks a day, or a hundred and fifty thousands ticks in its life time. They get lunch, while grooming the giraffe. However, their main food source is blood, and not ticks, so they pick at scabs to get their food, without having to clean the animal.