What Does a Herbivore Eat?

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Herbivores eat a variety of plants. While some herbivores consume the plant itself, many feed on the berries or seeds that the plant produces.

Some common herbivores are cows, deer and rabbits. Plants are found in abundance all around the world, but herbivores need proper nutrients in order to remain healthy and survive. To adapt to the environment, the herbivores will often eat seeds and berries that contain more nutrients than the plant stalk itself. These animals will often spend more time grazing in order to take in the vitamins and nutrients they need. The digestive system of herbivores often differs from omnivores or carnivores in order to break down the plant materials and get the most from it.