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 »

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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Depending on the location of the desert, animals and plants native to deserts are camels, peccaries, bats, coyotes, lizards, snakes, woodpeckers, scorpions, different types of cacti, creosote bush, black sage and ocotill... More »

The three types of consumers in the animal kingdom are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Carnivores eat only meat. Herbivores eat only plants, while omnivores need to consume both plants and meat to satisfy their die... More »

Snakes living in deserts subsist on the same type of prey most other snakes do, including lizards, rodents, birds and invertebrates. As predators, snakes cannot colonize desert habitats unless there is ample prey to meet... More »

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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