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The Peculiar Dietary Habits of the Flower Eating Rabbit

One of the things I've always tried to do with Megan is to keep her as true to the real me as possible. Or at least as true as a five foot tall anthropomorphic rabbit can be, anyway. However, she is, to state the obvious, a rabbit, and so her dietary choices can't really be said to mirror my own in every respect. The main difference is that I do eat meat, while Megan does not. By the rules I've established for the rabbits of my little world, she cannot or she'll get sick. She can, however, eat just about anything else she pleases. (Don't ask me how that works, though!) Also, she eats flowers, while I normally don't. Neither she nor I are fond of carrots, though I don't have quite such a strong aversion to them as Megan does.

So why am I boring you guys with this? Because I'm curious: Does your character's dietary choices mirror your own? Or are there things they will not, or cannot, eat that you do? Did the dietary habits of your character's species in the real world (or in generally accepted canon, for those of you whose characters are of a fictional species) influence your choosing that species at all?
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Added: 5 years, 9 months ago
5 years, 9 months ago
interesting! with my bunny girl she eats what i eat x3
5 years, 9 months ago
Yeah, if I were to make a guess it would be that most people just have their characters eat what they do. Which is perfectly fine, of course. Megan's differences are just to help her fit into the story world I've created. Though, to be honest, her aversion to carrots is just there for the sake of making her different.
5 years, 9 months ago
Nemo doesn't like carrots either.

And yep, fine fiiiine
5 years, 9 months ago
My character eats similar to me.. but in much better portions XD.
We both have a weakness for well cooked steaks (medium rare)
tacos and Italian food.
5 years, 9 months ago
Hopefully the bunny doesn't bother redigesting her crap-- Ewwww! :P

Odd that the bunny doesn't like carrots- Crunchy veggies are preferred by rabbits & hares, because of their buckteeth, which like rodents, grows continuously, if not regulated by gnawing on something. (They aren't rodents, because of some differences in tooth structure...)

Now, as for Amy, in many ways, she's stereotypically a mouse- She loves cheese even more than me (and I do love cheese!), but also like mice IRL, she loves nuts, veggies and fruit. Unlike mice, however, she is tolerant of meat, will eat a steak on occasion, but she prefers salami. Her menu is much like mine, IRL, in that I love pizzas, pastas and salads (Give me Ceasar...salad...or give me Death!), with not much of a sweet tooth (except for some fruits, fruit juices, the occasional chocolate, buttermint, and a soda a day or every other day, but not overindulging), but her favourite snacks are the same as mine: cheese, cashews and croutons. :) (Where does it all go? Unlike RL mice, she doesn't leave a trail of poo, thankfully- In fact, rather unusually, she doesn't do #2 all that much- It gets converted almost entirely to gas, and could be a rather noisy affair! She does pee normally, though, although she can be exhibitionistic, were someone wanting to watch her pee, which is also my limit for WS, anyway.)

Now you know how an anthro mousie eats, and then some! :) (Oh, no- and it's not even TMI Tuesday, yet! :o )

5 years, 9 months ago
Ick, no. No, my rabbits don't have to do that sort of thing at all. I figure if they have the technology to build houses and figure out agriculture, they can figure out how to bypass that sort of biological nastiness. More bullshit biology, but I figure my world can work to my rules, right?

As for carrots, well that's largely a matter of personal preference. I don't like them much, myself, so neither does Megan. There are plenty of other things for her to chew on to keep her teeth in shape, after all. In fact, Megan and her kin prefer little sticks of flavored wood for the purpose. Anyway, I've always thought that wild rabbits would tend to prefer food that was easier to reach than root vegetables, unless they had no other choice. When you're on everybody else's menu, you don't want to spend too much time getting to your dinner! And no, rabbits aren't rodents, that's true. As I understand it, it's not just the teeth but that that rodents tend to be omnivorous while lagomorphs tend to be strictly herbivorous. They're all adorable, though.

Oh, those mice and their cheese. Even my little mouse hybrid, Jessamine, is crazy about it, especially fried cheese, though she'd never admit to that publicly! I really ought to put more thought into her diet, too, though being as she's half weasel I'd imagine she could eat anything she liked. Except, of course, for her fellow mice, as her allegiance is to her rodent kin. But thanks for sharing the details of Amy's diet. It sounds like eats pretty well, and probably even better than I do!
5 years, 9 months ago
Do you own/have rabbits in RL.  They have an incredible sweet tooth!  Carrots and Banana as are my babies favored dinner items (not that dinner only consists, but it is a small part) that they all root through for first.

Then there are special treats, Crasins!!  Bunny Crack is Crasins!

And Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, that will make a bunny scamper to my heals.

5 years, 8 months ago
I didn't know it until after the fact that martens are omnivorous, so yeah.  I am biased to fresh fruit and raw veggies though. :-\
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