Foxes do eat rabbits. In the food chain, rabbits are primary consumers that are herbivores, and foxes are secondary consumers. Secondary consumers can be either omnivores or carnivores. The fox is an omnivore, so while the rabbit eats plants, the fox eats many types of food.Know More
On a food chain, a rabbit and a red fox are also examples of a predator-prey relationship. A food chain consists of trophic levels that include producers, primary consumers, secondary consumers, tertiary consumers and decomposers. A food chain can demonstrate the interconnections of animals in an ecosystem. For example, rabbits, as primary consumers, eat grass, which is a producer. Red foxes, as secondary consumers, prey on rabbits, and a coyote, as a tertiary consumer, preys on fox pups.
The food chain also shows all the foods that an animal can eat. Besides rabbits, foxes can eat berries, fruits, birds, insects, rodents and many other small mammals.Learn More
Foxes are mostly nocturnal, but they can and do come out during the daytime hours, if necessary, to find food or because their dens are disturbed. Those in urban areas may be more prone to seeing foxes in the daytime because the foxes have less of aÂ natural habitat.Full Answer >
Foxes belong to the family Canidae, and as the word "canine" is defined as anything relating to or belonging to the Canidae, foxes are canines. Members of this group may also be called canids.Full Answer >
While different breeds of fox have different colorations, in general foxes are small canine mammals with a full coat of fur, pointy ears, long bodies and distinctive bushy tails. Foxes walk on four legs and have small heads with long snouts and sharp teeth.Full Answer >
Foxes are not dangerous to humans, but can bite a person if they have rabies, which is rare. They have a fear of people and will run away as soon as they see one.Full Answer >