Are Ducks Carnivores, Omnivores, or Herbivores?

If you are new to duck rearing, you might be wondering what kind of foods ducks will eat.

What Is the Difference Between a Carnivore, Omnivore, and Herbivore?

* Carnivore

Can eat only animal matter

* Omnivore

Can eat plant and animal matter

* Herbivore

Can eat only plant matter

Which Category Do Ducks Fall Into?

Ducks are omnivores. They eat both plant and animal matter, they have a simple stomach, and they have medium-length digestive tracts.

Animal Matter Ducks Eat

Fish eggs Small fish Worms Snails Insects Small crustaceans

What Do Ducks Eat?

Ducks eat various types of foods. Some of them include the following:

Plant Matter Ducks Eat

Leaves Grass Weeds Seeds Algae Aquatic plants

Ducks also eat pebbles, gravel, sand, and small shells. These substances provide them with grit, which facilitates their digestion.