|Unicorns in remote frozen areas of necessity have
a very limited diet. Stags and does feed primarily on the bark of
certain trees and shrub plants, on soft rocks, as well as on the snow itself.
Many of the blemishes and pits on boulders are the result not of weather
erosion but of unicorn predation. Minerals are much more important
to the health of unicorns than are vitamins. Fortunately these minerals
are easily obtained.
||Unicorns of the sea, for example, feed almost exclusively
on kelp, which contains few vitamins, is in its natural state indigestible
humans, but is rich in potassium, phosphorus, iodine,
and calcium. Sea stags and does also feed heavily on stone, and many
of the hollows we see in tidal pool rocks have been eaten away not by the
waves and wind but by unicorn teeth. As you can see, unicorns are
very limited in the variety of foods eaten by the availability of edible
items in their environment.
|Unicorns of the forest and meadows dine on certain
berries, blossoms, buds, bark, farm crops, honey, and sap. Clean
washed river stones formed an important part of their diet. Those
living in areas where there were caverns were repeatedly seen or heard
gnawing on stalactites and stalagmites. Unicorns like most ungulates
are quite addicted to certain minerals. Horses are often seen eating earth
in which not a blade of grass or a root exists. Hoofed animals obtain
some minerals from natural salt licks and by chewing bones. Unicorns,
however, have refused and shunned any boned left for them as they are strictly