What We Like to Eat
Things we eat a lot of:
Things we get a little taste of as a treat:
Things we aren't allowed but sometimes get our paws on and love:
Things we sometimes like:
Things that would hurt us:
Grapes and raisins are lethal to meerkats. They cause sudden kidney failure in dogs, meerkats and some other animals. At a certain critical level the animal just suddenly dies (slowly and unrecoverably, in pain, over a few days). Meerkats like the smell and taste of grapes but should never be allowed near them. Because meerkats are so small they donít need many grapes for it to be fatal.
Meerkats suffer from fatal granulomas in their brains if they eat too much cholesterol, they are not designed to be able to deal with a high-fat diet. A diet high in egg yokes in particular, or chick egg-sacs, is a common cause of death in meerkats.