what do camels eat?
Camels are large mammals that live in some of the most inhospitable places on Earth. They are best known for being able to go without water for long periods of time. Many people still keep camels for milk, meat and transportation, but few people know what camels actually find to eat out there in the desert. They are herbivores, although they’ve been known to snack on fish, leather and tents! Usually, a wild camel eats dry, thorny desert plants and shrubs, including cacti and grass. The hump of a camel is actually a large fat reserve, which helps camels get through the times when food is scarce. Domestic camels are usually fed a higher quality diet with hay, grains like oats or wheat, dates and fresh green grass.