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Do Foxes Eat Both Plants & Animals?

By Brian Vaughan
Foxes are omnivores.
Red Fox image by Steve Mutch from Fotolia.com

Foxes are medium-sized mammals characterized by their dog-like appearance and fluffy tails. While found in the wild, foxes also make appearances in urban areas. Their diet includes both plants and animals.


In terms of plants, vegetables and fruit, foxes eat items such as apples, pears and corn. While foxes do eat plants, the majority of their diet still consists of animals and other meat.


Foxes tend to eat smaller animals such as rabbits, mice and birds. They also like to eat insects, digging for worms and beetles.

Other Food

More than anything else, foxes are scavengers. They locate animals other creatures kill and find meat, bread or pet food that humans have discarded.


About the Author


Brian Vaughan is a freelance writer based in Springfield, Mo. He has been writing short stories, reviews and essays for over eight years and is currently pursuing a degree in professional writing at Missouri State University.