Have you ever wondered, what do unicorns eat? That is not necessarily obvious. They resemble horses, so they might eat foods like hay, right?
However, unicorns are magical creatures, so that must have some kind of effect on their diet, as well. Is there some sort of magical food they like to munch on? Or can unicorns eat human foods; pizza, sushi, even chocolate?
Today, we are going to answer all of these questions. We are going to start by discussing, whether unicorns can eat horse food.
Next, we will talk about the human foods unicorns can consume, if any.
We´re also going to find out, if unicorns eat any magical foods, or something that other animals do n´t eat.
I´m also going to give you a little warning you should consider when feeding unicorns, in case you would ever be lucky enough to get in contact with one.
Unicorns and Horse Food
So, what´s the deal with horse food? Can unicorns eat it?
Yes, they can. Unicorns do n´t only look like horses, but unicorns can indeed consume the same foods you normally feed horses with.
Hay, grass, oats, leaves and flowers are everyday foods for all unicorns.
However, the lucky unicorns are able to eat a variety of foods, and the horse food is not their only option.
Can Unicorns Eat Human Foods?
Unicorns can even eat human foods, and each unicorn has their favorite foods.
On Madeleine Swanson´s excellent book Unicorn Secrets – 30 Magical Secrets Of Raina The Unicorn, Raina the unicorn reveals she loves tacos. She even tells her French cousin likes to eat stinky cheese and escargots!
Do unicorns eat meat, then? Based on Swanson´s book you get the idea they do, but other sources indicate unicorns are herbivores.
That makes more sense to me, since unicorns resemble horses. Also, the peace-loving and pure nature of unicorns matches with a plant-based diet.
Unicorns Love Sweets and Treats.
Most unicorns love sweets and treats. Raina the unicorn loves chocolate ice cream and birthday cakes.
Unicorns are not good at controlling themselves, when it comes to treats. That´s why it´s better not to give a unicorn too many sweets, because they will eat all of them.
Do Unicorns Eat Rainbows?
You might have heard a rumor, that unicorns eat rainbows. Unicorns and rainbows are a good match, so unicorns eating rainbows sounds logical, right?
However, the fact is, that unicorns do n´t survive by eating rainbows. Think about the composition of rainbows; basically they consist of just water.
While water is important for survival of all living creatures, you do n´t survive with water alone. So, there are not actually any nutrients in rainbows, just water.
With that being said, unicorns do eat rainbows in addition to other foods! Rainbows are hard to catch, though.
What Do Rainbows Taste Like?
Usually, unicorns rather enjoy eating rainbows. There is an obvious reason for this. While the rainbows consist of mainly water, they do n´t taste like just water, when the unicorns eat them.
The rainbows taste like different flavors for different unicorns. Even each color of the rainbow tastes different.
On Unicorn Secrets – 30 Magical Secrets Of Raina The Unicorn, Raina the unicorn reveals which flavors she tastes, when she eats rainbows.
For her, the red color of the rainbow tastes like strawberry short cake, orange tastes like chocolate, yellow like lemon pie, green like “the first sweet grass of spring”, blue like blueberry cobbler, indigo like pizza and violet like “sweet meadow flowers dusted with moonlight”.
Imagine being able to taste all your favorite foods and treats just for fun, in addition to your normal diet, without getting any extra calories!
That´s exactly what unicorns do, when they eat rainbows. Unicorns sure are a lucky bunch of creatures.
Other Facts About Unicorns’ Diet
I have read that unicorns would need to eat some exotic fruits and flowers.
However, there is also a theory, that unicorns do n´t even need any food, they just eat it for fun. According to this theory, unicorns get all their energy from the sun through their horns.
Also, I have read that unicorns do n´t need to drink water, but winged unicorns do. I do n´t know the reason for this. Perhaps it´s because winged unicorns are actually half unicorns.
If you feed a unicorn, make sure you only feed it with clean food! Any mold or dirt will make unicorns sick. Unicorns can take care of themselves, so if you´re not sure if the food is clean, it´s better not to give anything to a unicorn.
Especially if the “unicorns do n´t need food for energy” -theory is true, it´s certainly better to play it safe, when it comes to feeding a unicorn. After all, food is just something unicorns eat for fun.
Unicorns’ Diet – As Unique as Each Unicorn
Unicorns, being like magical horses, eat horse food like hay, grass, oats, leaves and flowers.
Unicorns can also eat human foods, and each unicorn has its own favorite foods.
It is a general assumption, that unicorns are herbivores. This makes sense to me, since horses are herbivores as well.
It´s probably better stick to vegetarian foods, when it comes to feeding unicorns. Fruits like watermelons and apples are safe to start with.
Most unicorns have a sweet tooth, and they love ice cream and cakes. Unicorns do n´t have much self-control, when it comes to treats, so give them sweets with moderation.
Unicorns can even eat rainbows, even though rainbows consist mostly just of water. Unicorns taste different flavors in each color of the rainbow, and each unicorn tastes its favorite flavors.
There is a theory, that unicorns would need exotic fruits and flowers. A more common theory suggests, that unicorns do n´t actually need any food, they just eat it for fun.
That is because unicorns absorb their energy from the sun through their horns. Apparently, unicorns do n´t need to drink water, either.
The most important thing to remember when feeding a unicorn, is to make sure you only feed them with clean food.
If you want to know what unicorns drink, you should read this post.
I hope you have a better idea now, what do unicorns eat. What do you think of their diet? Let me know in the comment section below!