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Dormice: Myoxidae


Dormice are omnivores, they eat plants and animals. Most of the time, they get their food from the trees in which they live. In the early spring and early summer, they eat buds and tree flowers. In the summer, they eat insects, small rodents, and bird eggs. In the late summer and fall, they eat fruit, berries, seeds, and nuts. They also eat snails and young birds. The specific type of food that they eat depends on their lifestyles and living areas, which is different from species to species. They also eat a lot during the fall in order to build up a layer of body fat to live on when they hibernate, go into a resting state during the winter season.

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