Rats are found at the bottom of food chain and their predators include: snakes, owls, eagles, hawks, foxes, coyotes, wild cats, domestic cats and weasels. Rats do also attack and kill smaller animals like mice, insects and even birds.
Rats have quite a diverse diet since they have quite a voracious appetite. They usually eat almost anything but prefer grain, livestock feed and meat. There are however cases of rats having eaten leather, fur, poultry and eggs. A rat can consume a third of its body weight each day.
Rats are omnivorous scavengers which normally feed on cereal grain, sweet potatoes and chopped apples. They also thrive on melons, pineapple, prunes, cookies, candy, sweet chocolate, doughnuts, tomatoes and peanut butter. Rats' different types of food and can therefore eat almost anything.
Rats, like people, are omnivorous which means they eat both plants and animals. Wild rats eat nuts, seeds, grains, vegetables, fruits, insects, worms, eggs, dead animals, and even frogs, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals that they catch and kill.
Rats of have a lot of stomach acidity and therefore can eat a wide variety of things. Rats are known as scavengers and can frequently be found digging in the trash for old food to eat.
Rats have very large appetites can eat almost anything. They eat a third of their body weigh daily and along with eating meat, grain, and plants, they also eat non-edible domestic items.