A rat feeding on a potato is an example of a________________


A rat feeding on a potato is an example of a primary consumer.

The three levels of consumers found in an ecological food chain are primary, secondary, and tertiary consumers. Each consumer is critical in maintaining a healthy population of lower trophic levels.

  • Primary consumers are the animals that feed on primary producers.
  • They make the second tropical level of the energy pyramid and are consumed by secondary and tertiary consumers.
  • Ruminants, herbivorous birds, zooplankton, etc. are some examples of primary consumers.


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