Foxes are considered omnivores, which means they eat meat as well as vegetables and fruits. They are opportunistic animals and eat just about anything available to them.

Foxes mainly hunt in the morning and night, and their preferred prey is small mammals, such as mice and voles. During the autumn months, foxes tend to prefer vegetables and fruits, such as berries and apples. Though all foxes have a similar diet, those living in an urban environment tend to hunt more small mammals and birds than wild foxes. They are also more likely to take advantage of road kill and feed out of trash cans left open by humans.