I posted that it could not happen because of their digestive system.nothead wrote:It could happen, right? Why not?Making fun of the idea that carnivores will stop eating other animals.
Can carnivores change their diet?
I posted that it could not happen because of their digestive system.
Dry dog food is not meat. Dogs are supposed to be carnivores.
But the majority of the diet is protein, not plants. Can a carnivore change their diet?Goat wrote:Dry dog food is not meat. Dogs are supposed to be carnivores.
Wolves can survive on a diet of kibbles and bits.
So a captive shark whom is given a vegetarian diet is proof of carnivorous animals going veg? And her teeth mean absolutely nothing?
DanieltheDragon wrote: [Replying to post 2 by Goat]
Just to be clear dogs are scavengers and they do possess omnivorous capability. My dog for example has a pretty well rounded diet of carrots bananas apples and various meats. However, dogs possess enzymes that help them break down plant matter and not nearly as successfully as herbivores and traditional omnivores. However, given the opportunity even after hundreds of years of domestication my dog would still chase down a squirrel and eat it. You cannot change the diet of a true carnivore without drastic health ramifications to the animal. Not to mention the mental aspect.
DanieltheDragon wrote: [Replying to post 8 by Goat]
exactly which is why you might not be able to change the diet specifically of an animal or their natural predilections but over time a population can adapt to environmental stimuli. Like dogs the ones that had enzymes to digest carbohydrates had a survival advantage when food was scarce.