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Deer go crazy over raisins!

Deer go crazy over raisins!

In this post we'll look into common store-bought raisins (sultanas) which are made from grapes.
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[ 05-12-2022 ] in do deer eat

All about baby deer (fawns)

All about baby deer (fawns)

In this post, we'll answer some common questions about baby deer and share a few photos and video of Charcoal the newborn fawn. When baby deer are born, can fawns survive without a mother, can baby deer walk right away?
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[ 30-11-2022 ] in deer facts

Are deer omnivores, carnivores or herbivors?

Are deer omnivores, carnivores or herbivors?

What do deer eat and what are they called: omnivores, herbivores or carnivores? Can deer eat animal protein, meat?
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[ 27-11-2022 ] in deer facts

When do deer sleep?

When do deer sleep?

Are deer nocturnal or crepuscular? What time of day are deer most active and when do they sleep? Where do deer bed and how they take naps?
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[ 25-11-2022 ] in deer behavior

Dog chases our deer

Dog chases our deer

Tiny dog chases after a herd of deer. This was an unwelcome intrusion but thankfully ended ok. Are deer dangerous to dogs?
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[ 17-11-2022 ] in deer behavior

Oranges and tangerines: Do deer eat them?

Oranges and tangerines: Do deer eat them?

Will deer eat orange and tangerine fruits, orange tree leaves and rinds (peels)? Are these citrus fruits healthy for deer to consume?
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[ 05-11-2022 ] in do deer eat

Do deer like lemons?

Do deer like lemons?

Will deer eat lemons or do lemon trees repel deer? How to feed lemon fruits to deer in your yard. Are lemons healthy treats for deer?
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[ 14-10-2022 ] in do deer eat

Do deer eat pumpkin?

Do deer eat pumpkin?

Halloween is around the corner, so the question will soon be: Will deer eat whole pumpkin? Is pumpkin good for deer to eat? Can you feed pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread to these animals?
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[ 13-10-2022 ] in do deer eat

Do deer eat peanut butter?

Do deer eat peanut butter?

Do deer like to eat peanut butter? Is it safe to feed feral deer in your backyard? How much peanut butter is ok for these animals to consume? Is it a good bait?
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[ 29-09-2022 ] in do deer eat

Funny DEER gif

Funny DEER gif

Are you looking for some funny deer gifs? We've got you covered! From our own deer farm to the digital world of animated pixels! Enjoy this selection of our animals' amusing moments.
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[ 03-09-2022 ] in deer cheer

Do deer eat oatmeal?

Do deer eat oatmeal?

Can you feed uncooked oats or oatmeal to deer? Watch our videos to find out and read advice on how to feed deer oat meal.
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[ 28-08-2022 ] in do deer eat

Can you feed deer apples?

Can you feed deer apples?

What if you feed deer some apples? Would they like them? Are apples good for deer? Find out and see photo and video demonstration right here!
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[ 26-08-2022 ] in do deer eat

Do deer eat avocados?

Do deer eat avocados?

See photo evidence. Deer and avocados - a good mix? Can you feed deer avocado bones or skin? Will avocado tree be safe from deer?
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[ 26-08-2022 ] in do deer eat

Cyclamen, heuchera, jasmine: Putting deer-resistant plants to the test.

Cyclamen, heuchera, jasmine: Putting deer-resistant plants to the test.

Are there really deer-resistant and deer-proof plants? Let's ask our deer whether they find cyclamen, heuchera & jasmine repulsive or irresistable?
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[ 22-06-2022 ] in deer behavior

When Dog is Away ... DEER come in to play

When Dog is Away ... DEER come in to play

Since we've gotten the dog we haven't been letting them on the lawn by the house. But when dog is away with my partner I can let a couple of the tamest deer in. Naturally, the two eldest girls get a 'senior citizen' pass: Babushka and Big Mama.
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[ 30-01-2022 ] in deer behavior

Fawn. Just Born.

Fawn. Just Born.

This is 'Fawn Season' on Wondeerful Farm, little ones start popping up everywhere. In New Zealand, December is the first month of summer. Story to be updated with more pictures and text. 
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[ 01-12-2021 ] in deer behavior

Dominant buck in trouble. Gets into lockdown.

Dominant buck in trouble. Gets into lockdown.

It was a turbulent morning on Wondeerful Farm. The 'king' has been deposed following his losing his 'ammunition'. Bucks antlers are naturally shed every year. Chase by competing bucks.
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[ 16-10-2021 ] in deer behavior

What do deer eat?

What do deer eat?

Are you wondering whether these animals will eat what you're willing to give? Is it safe, will they eat it? We can help you with that, as we've tried many treats and delicacies on our deer farm. Here's a list so far, to be continued.
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[ 02-10-2021 ] in do deer eat

Inside a deer's mouth

Inside a deer's mouth

Do deer have upper teeth? How does deer mouth look on the inside? Deer have baby teeth, just like people do...
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[ 12-04-2021 ] in deer facts

Fallow Deer (Dama Dama)

Fallow Deer (Dama Dama)

Facts about fallow deer species. Fallow deer distribution, appearance, lifestyle and lifespan.
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[ 10-03-2021 ] in deer facts

Puppy meets deer (updated 15-02-2021)

Puppy meets deer (updated 15-02-2021)

So here's the explanation for our silence for a while. We were preparing for and bringing home the puppy, who is now settling in.
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[ 14-09-2020 ] in deer cheer

How deer damage trees

How deer damage trees

Deer may be cute, majestic, [insert better adjective] creatures that make you gasp when you see them out your window, but the effects they have on plants can be truly devastating. Both young and fully established trees can get irreparably damaged.
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[ 12-09-2020 ] in deer behavior

Deer getting spooked

Deer getting spooked

This post is about fallow deer getting easily spooked. By what? Anything unusual. Shape, noise, anybody's behavior. They get scared easily, but they also get used to things. For example ...
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[ 16-08-2020 ] in deer behavior

How cunning buck must've kicked the bucket

How cunning buck must've kicked the bucket

A crime scene investigation, one buck particularly under suspicion of breaking and entering his gluttonous mug into a bucket. No casualties (except the bucket). Happenings on Wondeerful Farm.
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[ 15-08-2020 ] in deer cheer

Deer being jerks

Deer being jerks

Aggressive deer being jerks to each other: biting, pushing, attacking while seemingly being totally unprovoked.
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[ 09-08-2020 ] in deer behavior

Do deer play? These 2 look like they do.

Do deer play? These 2 look like they do.

Fawns certainly do play around, but do bucks? You tell us! This looks like a bit of play, doesn't it? See this funny video and decide for yourself.
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[ 31-07-2020 ] in deer cheer

Table for one? Deer eating up close from a feeder table

Table for one? Deer eating up close from a feeder table

One would hope so! Meaning, every one deer would love to be the only one at the 'feeder table', but bummer, most of the times mates are floating around and they have noses too.))
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[ 30-07-2020 ] in deer cheer

Relaxing deer videos

Relaxing deer videos

Relaxing, soothing animal videos with beautiful music and serene scenery. Relaxing music therapy. Lazy deer chilling among beautiful NZ nature.
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[ 15-07-2020 ] in deer tranquility

Fun and scary facts about deer

Fun and scary facts about deer

Interesting facts about deer. True stories. Deer antlers are the fastest growing tissue on Earth! They can grow at a rate of ¼ inch (0.6 cm) per day!
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[ 25-06-2020 ] in deer facts

Do deer bite? Dominance between hinds (does)

Do deer bite? Dominance between hinds (does)

Deer can occasionally bite one another. Why do they do it, who they tend to bite and pick on? What's behind such aggressive behavior? Let's try and figure out.
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[ 09-06-2020 ] in deer behavior

Would you like ketchup on that?

Would you like ketchup on that?

Today, deer were eating pasta for the first time. Well, to be fair, they might've tried a bit a couple times before, but only some of them, it wasn't something we'd cook for them. Until this day. The spaghetti day!
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[ 03-06-2020 ] in do deer eat

Do deer chew their cud?

Do deer chew their cud?

Facts and illustrations on deer digestive tract. How deer chew and swallow. A funny gif and a short video to illustrate.
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[ 21-05-2020 ] in deer facts

Watch deer sneeze and scratch nose

Watch deer sneeze and scratch nose

Ever wondered whether / how do deer sneeze? Watch how they scratch their noses when those get itchy and take a sneeze. Well, this is how it happens.
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[ 17-05-2020 ] in deer cheer

One last carrot, many deer bullies

One last carrot, many deer bullies

Deer bullies abound when carrots get scarce. Watch deer miss #2723 Red chewing the last remaining carrot getting bullied by envious herd members. 
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[ 12-05-2020 ] in deer cheer

Deer mating season is on!

Deer mating season is on!

Roaring dominant stag (buck) is very busy these days, herding and serving his hind (doe) harem day in and day out. Mating is on!
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[ 27-04-2020 ] in deer behavior

Leave the deer their daily bread!

Leave the deer their daily bread!

In the wake of coronavirus panic, our deer bread lovers are experiencing some disappointment. They would like to ask fellow New Zealanders to chill and leave more bread on the shelves. Should you feed deer bread?
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[ 20-03-2020 ] in do deer eat

And then there were 3...

And then there were 3...

And then there were 3: deer climbing under a fence as if practicing yoga. Following the original fence buster - Junkie the deer.
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[ 09-03-2020 ] in deer cheer

Scared as a deer: Hind scared of bread

Scared as a deer: Hind scared of bread

Wilder hind gets scared of bread, then changes her mind, then panics again. Some deer take shorter time to warm up to humans, some - longer, still others never seem to be able to overcome their wildlife genes.
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[ 01-03-2020 ] in deer behavior

Funny deer pictures #1

Funny deer pictures #1

A few funny deer pictures thrown together. Funny deer faces, amusing situations, striking moments from videos.
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[ 28-02-2020 ] in deer cheer

Deer nodding. Whats up with that? Why deer bow to you.

Deer nodding. Whats up with that? Why deer bow to you.

Our deer will often nod communicating with us. Why do they bow their heads? Both stags and hinds will do that on occasion.
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[ 27-02-2020 ] in deer behavior

Do deer eat carrots? Ours do!

Do deer eat carrots? Ours do!

Can deer be fed carrots? Are carrots good for deer? Lots of cute pictures and videos of deer and carrots from our farm.
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[ 26-02-2020 ] in do deer eat

Junkie vs the fence

Junkie vs the fence

Hind goes under fence to get to favourite food. Takes deer escape artist award. Other deer to follow, but not too soon...
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[ 25-02-2020 ] in deer behavior