eating both animal and vegetable foods. References Clark, T.W. 1987. Mammals in Wyoming. Lawrence: Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas. Horner, Susan and Celia B. Lottridge. 1986. Nature's Children: Mice. Danbury, CT. Jones, J. Knox, Jr. et al. 1983. Mammals of the Northern Great Plains, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. Whitaker, Jr., John O., 1980. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mammals. New York: Knopf. Selected Resources for Teachers Avi, Poppy, Orchard Books, New York, 1995. Middle-school literature connection. Ring, Elizabeth, Lucky Mouse. Milbrook Press. The life cycle of an orphaned deer mouse unfolds as a group of children place it with a white-footed mouse family. Relevant facts on mice are included in a question and answer section. Deer mice populations could be excellent examples for population studies, predator-prey relationships, exponential growth in math. Deer mice bones may be found in owl pellets.
An omnivorous animal (omnivore) eats and digests both vegetable and animal foods. Green iguanas are herbivorous and eat only vegetable matter. Crocodiles are carnivorous and eat a wide variety of animals. Marmosets are omnivorous and eat both meat and vegetable foods.
Literally, eats all or any kind of food; among protozoa, including many ciliates, such species appear to be satisfied in their feeding habitits by nutritive substances ranging from bacteria and algae to ciliates, tissues of multicellular organisms, and even detritus. Among crustaceans and fish, species feeding on a range of substances such as algae, plants, weeds, detritus, plankton and/or larger benthic and neritic organisms.