Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 2 months ago

If plants make their own energy and food and animals don't does that make animals parasites?

3 Answers

  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Because none of them can make their own food within their own bodies, all animals ingest and digest other living things. For the most part these living things die so we can eat - they aren't parsitized.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No. It makes animals predators. Animals that eat plants or other animals are predators. Parasites do not kill their host generally but predators do. Parasites live inside the body of its host or on the outside. Predators do not do that. Parasites are smaller than their hosts. Predators are quite often much larger than their prey. A frog for example is larger than the insects that it eats.

  • 2 months ago

    Not really. It makes animals consumers or herbivores. 

    In the case of parasitism, the two organisms must be living together with the parasite normally living on or inside the host organism. 

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