Primary and secondary consumers create the backbone of food chains: primary consumers, such as small bugs and insects, feed on plant matter and organic material while secondary consumers eat other animals. In addition to... More »

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In deserts, secondary consumers include species such as snakes, spiders and raptors that feed on smaller animals classified as herbivores. Secondary consumers, unlike primary consumers, eat mostly meat. They take the for... More »

Typically, a secondary consumer is a small animal that eats another animal and by this definition, an owl is a secondary consumer. However, an owl can technically be considered a secondary consumer or a tertiary consumer... More »

Although they belong to the Carnivora order, bears are technically omnivores, as many subsist on plant matter in addition to other animals, insects and fish. Vegetation makes up as much as 90 percent of a bear's diet. More »

The natural diet of the wild turkey is omnivorous with the majority of it being plant matter, although the turkey also opportunistically eats insects and other small animals. Turkeys are foragers, and their diet changes ... More »

The role that owls plays in food chains is generally that of consumers, and they are often apex predators. Owls eat other animals, but few to no animals, depending on the food chain, eat mature owls. More »

Baby frogs during their larval stage are known as tadpoles and have a varied diet, consisting of plant matter and insects. As they transform from the larval stage into recognizable immature frogs, they prefer insects. So... More »