What do deer eat

Deer are herbivores which means they eat plants, fruits, acorns, and nuts when they are available. In the fall when these things are more scarce they will switch to eating grass and evergreen plants. In the winder they eat whatever food is available such as fallen leaves, twigs, bushes, and other woody plants. Unfortunately these foods are not as nutritionally dense and deer could start if there is a very long winter in a colder climate.

How to attract deer

Deer are truly remarkable creatures. They are one of the most observed animals in North America. They are beautiful, graceful, and non-threatening. It is no surprise that people enjoy having the occasional deer wander into their land or nearby observable location. If you would like to see more deer find their way to you there are things you can do to attract deer. The most important amongst these is finding out what do deer eat. You will also need an open and safe area, away from human hunters and other meat eating animals. If you provide them with food they like, safety, and especially if there is a water source nearby you will find them wandering into your yard often. This is especially true when the weather gets cold.

What do deer like to eat

At or near the top of the list for any deer is fruit that has fallen to the ground. This is not a major part of the deer diet because supply is normally very limited. Deer also enjoy grasses, plants, flowering weeds, and other non-woody plants. If you have a field with a lot of wild flowers you will often see deer come around to feed. They also like cultivated vegetables like beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, soybeans, wheat, and rye. Grass grown for livestock will also attack deer.

What do fawns eat

Fawns eat their mother’s milk when they are born. They will eventually start adding solid foods like grass, leaves, and fruit to their diet. If you are bottle feeding a fawn and the mother’s milk is not available you can substitute it for goat's milk or cow's milk. All goat’s milk is preferable, but you can mix some cow’s milk with the goat’s milk. As they get older add some solid food to the formula such (such as baby cereal or bananas). Remember to always heat the bottle before feeding and keep the bottle up high to simulate the position as if they were feeding from their mother.