Meerkats are small animals that primarily live in southern Africa. They are insectivores, meaning their diet mainly consists of insects such as worms, spiders, and crickets. They also feed on small mammals and reptiles. Their highly sensitive sense of smell enables them to forage for food, often found underground.
A meerkat enjoys eating things like birds, small rodents and even insects. I would think they must get very hungry if they will change from eating a bird to choosing an insect. You can find more information here: www.fellowearthlings.org/meerkat-trivia.html
Meerkats are mammals belonging to the mongoose family. They are not too heavy, they eat worms, grass, dirt, leaves and plants. They like to dig and live in burrows.