WHAT EATS A PIG?

What eats pigs? What do pigs eat? Pigs are omnivores—which means they’ll eat almost anything, as most pig farmers will attest. In the wild they eat a variety of plant material including roots, shoots, and fruits, as well as any eggs they can find, and small animals such as reptiles, amphibians, and insects. In fact, … Read more

WHAT EATS A SHEEP?

What eats sheep? What do sheep eat? Most sheep are domesticated, and live on farms all around the world. However, wild species of sheep, such as the North American bighorn sheep, still roam some of the earth’s remote places. Whether wild or domesticated, sheep are often preyed upon by whatever large carnivores happen to live … Read more

WHAT EATS AN AMOEBA?

What eats an amoeba? What do amoebas eat? Amoebas are protozoans—tiny, single-celled organisms that live in water and behave in many ways like animals. Amoebas feed on diatoms—a group of single-celled organisms that use photosynthesis to make their own energy—as well as on other very small forms of life. Having no mouth parts, amoebas ingest … Read more

WHAT EATS A TARANTULA?

What eats a tarantula? In this case, the answer might surprise you. We think of the tarantula as a ferocious arachnid (an eight-legged animal) large enough and powerful enough to attack, kill, and eat a variety of other prey, including small mammals and avians, not to mention almost any insect unlucky enough to cross its … Read more

WHAT EATS A CAIMAN?

The caiman is South and Central America’s big, sharp-toothed reptile. It is related to several similar looking—and similarly toothy—aquatic reptiles, all of which are called crocodilians. The order of crocodilia includes regular crocs and gators, along with caimans and gharials. Some caiman species can grow to a length of 16 feet, and not many predators … Read more

WHAT EATS CHILDREN?

Welcome to What Eats?—The Food Web Website for Kids! Like every other species on earth, we humans are all part of a food web. Fortunately for us, we occupy the very center of that food web, which means that, while we ourselves eat many kinds of vegetables, fruits, and animals, very few other living things … Read more

WHAT EATS A JAPANESE BEETLE?

What eats a Japanese beetle? What do Japanese beetles eat? Japanese beetles, as their name implies, were accidentally introduced from Japan in the early 1900s. Unfortunately, they eat a lot of vegetation that we humans enjoy looking at, or eating ourselves. They eat the leaves from flowers, vegetables, and shrubs. And, in the United States … Read more

WHAT EATS TICKS?

What eats ticks? What do ticks eat? It is hard to find anything good to say about ticks. Ticks are parasites that eat the blood of other animals, including pets and people. Some species can transmit terrible diseases to their victims—called “hosts”—when they bite them. A tick attacks its host by waiting patiently on bushes … Read more

WHAT EATS A SALAMANDER

What eats a salamander or a newt? What do salamanders and newts eat? Salamanders and newts are amphibians that have lots of natural enemies, or predators. Fish, reptiles, and other, larger amphibians, along with many feathered predators, all like to eat them. Small mammals such as shrews and opossums also eat salamanders when they find … Read more

WHAT EATS RABBITS?

What eats a rabbit? What do rabbits eat? Rabbits are a very popular menu item for many predatory animals. Any predatory cat from a bobcat to a cougar or a leopard will gladly eat rabbit when it gets a chance. Doglike predators such as dingoes and coyotes are fond of rabbits as well. Danger for … Read more