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Looking After Our Pets - Diets

In this worksheet students learn about the dietary needs of their pets and how they are similar to, or different from, our own.

'Looking After Our Pets - Diets' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:   Basic Survival Needs

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Animals, and that includes you, are living. We all need certain things to stay alive and grow.

We all need water to drink and we all need food.

 

Animals need water, but our pets need food which is different from ours.


 

Mary is enjoying her hamburger treat, but her hamster eats seeds and nuts.


 

What do you know about keeping your pet healthy?

Which three of these does Mary need every day to stay healthy?

chocolate

water

fruit

vegetables


 

This is Mary's cat, Fred. What two things does Fred need every day to stay healthy?

water

carrots

meat

seeds

Here's Mary's guinea pig:


 

Which three of the foods below does Mary give her guinea pig to keep him healthy?

seeds

straw

salad leaves

orange juice

water


 

This is Flopsy. Mary must give Flopsy three of these every day. Which three are they?

meat

coca-cola

water

green vegetables

seeds

 

Mary's horse, Nelly, is very healthy because she has which two things every day?

sugar lumps

grass

carrots

water


 

Star is still growing, just like you.

To grow healthy and strong, Star needs to eat and drink two things every day. What are they?

meat

puppy treats

bones

water

Mary keeps land snails as pets.


 

They need two of these foods every day. Which two are they?

leaves

seeds

vegetables

Mary looks after her animals.

She knows that they need two of these every day to grow and stay healthy.

Do you know which two they are?

the same food as Mary

a special diet for each animal

fresh water

  • Question 1

Which three of these does Mary need every day to stay healthy?

CORRECT ANSWER
water
fruit
vegetables
EDDIE SAYS
I'm sure we would like to eat chocolate every day, but to be healthy and stay healthy we need to drink water and eat fruit and vegetables every day.
  • Question 2


 

This is Mary's cat, Fred. What two things does Fred need every day to stay healthy?

CORRECT ANSWER
water
meat
EDDIE SAYS
Mary's cat needs water - just like you, and meat. All cats are meat eaters!
  • Question 3

Here's Mary's guinea pig:


 

Which three of the foods below does Mary give her guinea pig to keep him healthy?

CORRECT ANSWER
seeds
salad leaves
water
EDDIE SAYS
Guinea pigs eat vegetables and seeds. They must have clean water to drink every day.
  • Question 4


 

This is Flopsy. Mary must give Flopsy three of these every day. Which three are they?

CORRECT ANSWER
water
green vegetables
seeds
EDDIE SAYS
Mary knows that she must give Flopsy special dried seeds and grains which she buys at the pet shop to keep Flopsy healthy. She also needs fresh water every day, just like Mary.
  • Question 5

 

Mary's horse, Nelly, is very healthy because she has which two things every day?

CORRECT ANSWER
grass
water
EDDIE SAYS
Nelly needs fresh, clean water and grass. She likes a sugar lump, but it's not good for her! Carrots are better as a treat.
  • Question 6


 

Star is still growing, just like you.

To grow healthy and strong, Star needs to eat and drink two things every day. What are they?

CORRECT ANSWER
meat
water
EDDIE SAYS
Dogs need meat to be healthy, but dogs also eat vegetables too.
Star also needs fresh water every day.
  • Question 7

Mary keeps land snails as pets.


 

They need two of these foods every day. Which two are they?

CORRECT ANSWER
leaves
vegetables
EDDIE SAYS
Did you know that snails get all the water they need from the leaves and vegetables they eat? They don't eat seeds as they are not able to digest them.
  • Question 8

Mary looks after her animals.

She knows that they need two of these every day to grow and stay healthy.

Do you know which two they are?

CORRECT ANSWER
a special diet for each animal
fresh water
EDDIE SAYS
It is very important that Mary makes sure she gives her pets the food that is right for them. They also need fresh water (apart from the snails, which get all of the water they need from their food).
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