Q:

What do chipmunks eat?

A:

Chipmunks enjoy a diet that consists of fruit, seeds, berries, grains and insects. All of the food that chipmunks eat can be found in their natural habitat of the forest.

Chipmunks are hibernating animals. They store food for use during the long months of hibernation. A large amount of food can be gathered and brought back to the nest in the chipmunk's generously large storage pouches, located inside their cheeks.

The small animal, which is part of the squirrel family, gathers foods that have already fallen to the ground. Scurrying under the bushes and shrubs that the food originated from keeps the chipmunk well hidden from predators while they hunt for food.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What do squirrels like to eat?

    A:

    Squirrels are opportunistic omnivores, but the bulk of their diet is made up of seeds, nuts, shoots, fruits and leaves. Occasionally, squirrels will predate upon lizards, snakes, worms, birds, eggs or insects. Squirrels are equipped with very long incisors that help them to gnaw into the tough shells of nuts.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do porcupines eat?

    A:

    Porcupines are herbivores, so their diet consists entirely of plants. Their exact diet varies by season and location, but North American porcupines mostly eat leaves, twigs, bark, acorns, buds and flowers.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do prairie dogs eat?

    A:

    Prairie dogs are herbivores, so the majority of their diet comes from leaves, roots and weedy flowering plants called forbs. Black-tailed prairie dogs, a common species, get 98 percent of their diet vegetation. The other 2 percent comes from the occasional consumption of insects.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Are chipmunks nocturnal?

    A:

    Chipmunks are diurnal and rely on sunlight and their specialized vision to detect moving shadows as a main defense. Chipmunk eyes aren't equipped for night vision, but they can see in the dark and aren't totally blind.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore