by: Gracie Cook
A consumer is a person or a group of people, such as a household, who are the final users of products or services.
Animals are called consumers. This is because they cannot make their own food,so they need to consume (eat) plants and/or animals. There are 3 different types of consumers: Herbivores, Carnivores, and Omnivores.
Consumers depend on producers, without producers all consumers would die because there is no other way to eat food. Consumers are also very important, we take of each other even if there are some animals who eat other animals. These are called Carnivores or Omnivores.
Look around, there are hundreds of consumers around you, even if its a slobbery dog, a baby brother or a tiny ant they are all important.