Deer do eat hostas, according to the University of Vermont Extension Department of Plant and Soil Science. Deer will generally eat any plant. Although there are some that have a lower chance of being consumed.
Deer seek out plants that have a high moisture content since they get a third of their water needs from plants, according to the University of Vermont Extension. They also choose plants that contain protein and avoid plants that are poisonous or have made them sick in the past. They also avoid plants with a bad aroma and those that are fuzzy or prickly. Planting aromatic plants can keep the garden safer.Learn More
The two main types of native deer in Texas are white-tailed deer and mule deer. A sub-species of the white-tailed deer, the Del Carmen deer, is found in small numbers. Non-native species of deer include axis deer, Blackbuck, fallow deer, nilgai and sika deer.Full Answer >
Reindeer are the only species of deer in which both the females and males grow antlers. Female reindeer can grow antlers that are 20 inches long, and males can grow a 51 inch long rack of antlers. Antlers are shed and re-grown each year.Full Answer >
The sleeping habits of deer include sleeping in dense grasses, changing head position frequently during sleep, returning to the same place for several days to sleep and being vigilant even during sleep. Deer typically follow a pattern of dozing briefly then becoming alert.Full Answer >
Deer do not have teeth on the top of their mouths, but they do have small teeth on the bottom. In lieu of teeth, the top jaw is equipped with a hard palate that the deer uses in the same way it would use teeth.Full Answer >