If you think about it, people love to categorize and stereotype. They love to take things that are similar and make them out to be like they are all alike.
This is true of the way that they approach animals. They look at a thing like a rodent and decide that all rodents must be alike, despite the fact that there are some significant differences between a rat and a raccoon. Size along is a giant difference, but the differences go way beyond that.
In fact, the different species of rodents are quite different from each other in many different ways. However, one area where rodents are quite similar to each other no matter what the species is relates to the kinds of foods that they eat.
All rodents are omnivores, which means that they will eat just about anything. They love meat-based product and they love vegetables. They are open to whatever is available to them to be able to devour to be able to survive.
If you leave your garbage can outside and you are in an area where rodents are known to live, then you can be sure that they will be trying to get in there so that they can eat whatever stuff you have thrown away. What you would be maybe a little surprised to see is that these rodents, whether you are talking about a rat, mouse, squirrel, raccoon, possum, or other rodent, would eat just about anything you throw away. They love the waste that people have gotten rid of, and will devour them with the same gusto no matter which species of rodent you are talking about.
These animals will also hunt. All rodents will eat insects, including large ones. Even a mouse will go after something like a cricket or a beetle. There’s a lot to love about the nutritional value of an insect, and this is why all rodents find them to be an ideal food source. Whether you are talking about a cockroach, wasps, bees, crickets, grasshoppers, or any other kind of insect, rodents will eat these no matter what species you are talking about.
Where the difference in rodents occurs in terms of their dietary habits is in relation to what kinds of meat-based product they will devour. It’s not that they don’t want to eat them, but is a matter of physically being able to conquer the prey that they are hunting. For example, a raccoon or a possum is more than happy to eat a frog, fish, or even a small snake. The reason behind this is that they have the physical strength and size to be able to conquer one of these animals, something that a mouse would be unable to do.
However, it should be noted that if a mouse comes across a dead carcass of a snake or a frog that it will be more than likely to eat it without a problem. All in all, they will basically eat the same foods as the other types of rodents.
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