Deer do not have teeth on the top of their mouths, but they do have small teeth on the bottom. In lieu of teeth, the top jaw is equipped with a hard palate that the deer uses in the same way it would use teeth.Continue Reading
Molars, incisors and canines are located in the back of the deer's mouth and are used for chewing. Deer are herbivores that eat only plants. Their diet changes with the habitat in which they are living, although generally consists of plants during the spring and summer with a fall diet of nuts and a winter diet of twigs and woody plants.
The female deer is known as a doe or cow, with the male being referred to as a buck or a stag. Baby deer are called calves or fawns.Learn more about Deer
Although they are occasionally seen during the daylight hours, deer are primarily nocturnal creatures. They tend to appear mainly at dusk or at dawn to browse for food.Full Answer >
It is not advisable to feed wild deer because a rapid transition to new food sources negatively affects their digestion and health. Providing appropriate food for wild deer is complicated and expensive.Full Answer >
Wild deer are herbivores, which means they eat mostly plant-based substances. Fruits, nuts, plants and grasses are most common in a wild deer's diet. Wild fawns are dependent on their mother's milk.Full Answer >
Deer are members of the order Artiodactyle, which means that they have an even number of toes on each hoof. Deer are the only animals with antlers. Antlers are usually found only on male deer.Full Answer >