are wolves coneverious or omnivorious?

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are wolves coneverious or omnivorious?

Post by monkeyuncle6 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:54 pm

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Re: are wolves coneverious or omnivorious?

Post by Blindseer » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:57 pm

carnivorous.
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Re: are wolves coneverious or omnivorious?

Post by *Kiche » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:52 pm

They are carnivores (I think that's how you spell it, but im not sure. )

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Re: are wolves coneverious or omnivorious?

Post by SolitaryHowl » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:20 pm

They are carnivores. I have heard, once, that a wolf will eat berries if it's is starving as is about to die. Might have been a rumour though.
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Re: are wolves coneverious or omnivorious?

Post by penguin511 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:27 pm

no they eat berries,tubers,roots,some grasses and bark
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Post by Blindseer » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:37 pm

I have only read that in fantasy...
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Re: are wolves coneverious or omnivorious?

Post by OceanWolf » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:01 am

carnivorous.
penguin511 wrote:no they eat berries,tubers,roots,some grasses and bark
I guess if the wolf is really hungry it mite eat berries and maybe grass or roots, but its not part of there regular diet.
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Re: are wolves coneverious or omnivorious?

Post by monkeyuncle6 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:14 am

so if they did eat those if they were hungry wouldent that made them omnivorious
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Re: are wolves coneverious or omnivorious?

Post by Songdog » Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:22 am

From what I read, omnivores, but only during seasons of low game.

This quote is from Wolfweb, but it contradicts itself. It says they are carnivores, but then goes on to say otherwise:
Wolves are carnivores (meat eaters) but they will eat other foods as well. Their diet ranges from big game, such as elk and moose, to earthworms, berries and grasshoppers.

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Re: are wolves coneverious or omnivorious?

Post by Snowmuzzle » Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:57 am

I'd class them as carnivores, but oppurtunistic ones. Though I can't give you any evidence, I have heard of them eating berries, tubers, beetles, etc, when there's little else. I suppose a fussy wolf is a dead wolf in hard times. And I wouldn't be surprised if they ate grass like dogs for medicinal purposes when they're feeling ill.
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Re: are wolves coneverious or omnivorious?

Post by monkeyuncle6 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:43 pm

so are you people saying their omnivorious?
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Re: are wolves coneverious or omnivorious?

Post by king1-7 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:22 pm

monkeyuncle6 wrote:so are you people saying their omnivorious?
Usually only in desperate times. According to their main diet, they are carnivores.
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Re: are wolves coneverious or omnivorious?

Post by Dkaz » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:35 pm

penguin511 wrote:no they eat berries,tubers,roots,some grasses and bark
It's true, I have seen it in a documentary, wolves like berries, sometimes they still berrys from farms because it's easier and safer than killing livestock, I will try to find the documentary and take a screenshot.

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Re: are wolves coneverious or omnivorious?

Post by Songdog » Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:32 pm

On all technicalities, yes, wolves are omnivores.

However, they are considered carnivores by most because they generally resort to plant matter as a last resort (from what I heard) Much unlike bears who eat berries just as regularly as say fish or deer.

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Re: are wolves coneverious or omnivorious?

Post by monkeyuncle6 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:50 pm

that is a skinney wolf. so they are in between is what you people are saying
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