When you think of squirrels, you usually come up with a mental image of these things happily gnawing on a nut or stealing some sunflower seeds out of your bird feeder. In reality, squirrels chew on a heck of more than nuts. Squirrels can destroy wooden bird feeders with their teeth and will gnaw through Plexiglas like it is butter.
But what about that hole in your aluminum screen or that damage up on your roof flashing? Could a squirrel have done that? Can squirrels chew through aluminum?? Let’s find out.
Yes, squirrels can easily chew through aluminum and other soft metals such as copper. A squirrel will gnaw through this metal if it locates a food source on the other side or is in trying to make a nest in your attic. Check out the damage done by a squirrel in the following videos: