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  • Do Groundhogs Eat Human Foods? (Is it Good for Them?)

    Do Groundhogs Eat Human Foods? (Is it Good for Them?)

    Groundhogs (Marmota monax) are large rodents, also known as woodchucks, with a range throughout most of Canada and the eastern United States. They hibernate during cold weather but can be active year-round in more temperate regions. Groundhogs are animals that can quickly destroy a garden, but not only do they eat your precious vegetables and…

  • Do Gophers Eat Meat – Do They eat Mice?

    Do Gophers Eat Meat – Do They eat Mice?

    Gophers are omnivores but mostly herbivores. They eat plants, such as flowers, roots, and tubers. But gophers also enjoy grasses, fruits, and grains. Gophers don’t generally eat animals unless they need to survive in extreme conditions or if they are starving. So, gophers are mainly herbivores that do to a lesser extent prey on smaller…

  • Do Groundhogs Eat Meat? (Will They Harm Pets?)

    Do Groundhogs Eat Meat? (Will They Harm Pets?)

    When you talk of a groundhog most people probably think that they only eat plant-based food like tomatoes, squash, grass, and flowers. But they do also eat animals, just not as much as greens! Groundhogs will eat other animals but mainly in the form of smaller insects as a source of animal protein, but they…

  • What Vegetables do Gophers Eat? (How to Prevent It!)

    What Vegetables do Gophers Eat? (How to Prevent It!)

    Gophers are not just cute little furry creatures that live in the ground all the time. They’re also pesky rodents with a penchant for chewing plants and vegetables, including things like tomatoes, potatoes, squash, and pumpkins. Gophers will eat almost anything they can get their teeth on, but they seem particularly fond of roots and…

  • Do Groundhogs Eat Flowers? (9 Ways to Prevent It!)

    Do Groundhogs Eat Flowers? (9 Ways to Prevent It!)

    Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are a type of rodent that eats primarily plants. They will eat almost anything from your backyard – some of their favorites are tomatoes, zucchini, and even onions! Groundhogs love flowers and they will eat many of the most popular flowers grown in backyards as well as wildflowers in meadows…

  • How to Keep Groundhogs and Gophers Out of Your Backyard!

    How to Keep Groundhogs and Gophers Out of Your Backyard!

    I have previously written a range of articles on what groundhogs eat, and how they, depending on the season, may ruin your backyard by eating your plants, including flowers, tomatoes, onions, and numerous fruits. The same is the case for gophers. There are several ways to make sure that rodents like groundhogs, gophers, mice, and…

  • Do Gophers Eat Flowers (Which Flowers are Safe?)

    Do Gophers Eat Flowers (Which Flowers are Safe?)

    Gophers are rodents that, just like their groundhog cousins, like to eat all kinds of plants! They are considered pests by most gardeners, as they munch on many types of plants including flowers – especially their bulbs and seeds. However, there are indeed gopher-resistant flowers that can be used to protect and keep them away…

  • What fruits do groundhogs eat? (How to keep them away!)

    What fruits do groundhogs eat? (How to keep them away!)

    Groundhogs (Marmota monax), also known as woodchucks, are omnivores rodents that like to live in burrows they dig. They eat plants as they are herbivores during the day and sleep on their burrow excavated at night. Groundhogs hibernate for several months every year; they rouse themselves only once or twice to eat, drink and defecate.…

  • Are Crabs Carnivores or Omnivores? (Explained!)

    Are Crabs Carnivores or Omnivores? (Explained!)

    Animals that live in the ocean constitute the marine food web. These animals use three methods of feeding during their food consumption: absorbing, grabbing, and also filtering. Crabs are part of this marine food web in which they are classified as part of the crustacean order Decapoda. Scientifically, crabs are omnivores, meaning that they feed…

  • What do Groundhogs Eat Throughout the Year?

    What do Groundhogs Eat Throughout the Year?

    Groundhogs are mostly herbivores. They are also known as woodchucks and are mostly found in North America and Canada. The groundhog’s diet consists of over 98% plant matter including grasses and other low-lying vegetation. They also consume many types of human-grown vegetables, fruits, and nuts and will eat insects, including crickets, beetles, butterflies, moths, and…