Rodents eat a wide variety of foods, including nuts, fruits and vegetables. Rats are the only rodents that eat fish and meat, but all rodents like dog and cat food. Human trash is a good source of food for rodents.
Rats eat just about anything but are particularly partial to scraps of human food, road kill and other carcasses. Beavers are a breed of rodent that eat only plants, including grass, twigs and trees.
Porcupines eat pine cones, as do squirrels. Squirrels also eat bark, but the squirrel diet includes mostly nuts, which they rely on as a food source year-round.Learn More
In the wild, sugar gliders feed on a wide variety of foods, the staples being eucalyptus gum, sap, insects, nectar and the excretory product of insects that eat nectar. They tend to feed opportunistically, eating whatever is available. At times, they may feed on small prey, such as lizards, birds and bird eggsFull Answer >
Squirrels are rodents. All rodents are characterized by the presence of chisel-like gnawing teeth that grow constantly, and the squirrel family of rodents is called Sciuridae.Full Answer >
Porcupines are rodents with sharp quills that cover their entire bodies. One porcupine has as many as 30,000 quills on its back, sides and tail.Full Answer >
All rodents, but especially mice, are allergic to oil of peppermint. Mice actually avoid any property where they can even just smell peppermint in the air.Full Answer >