Do you want some squirrel facts?
If so, then I’ve got you covered! There are over 289 types of squirrels in the world and they are extremely different. Here are some of the more interesting tidbits I have picked up so far!
Information About Different Species of Squirrels
Types of Squirrels in the World: The Complete List of All 289 species!
Black Squirrels: What Are They and Where Do They Come From?
Flying Squirrel Facts These guys can’t really fly but they are cute as heck and can glide from tree to tree.
Japanese Flying Squirrels There are Giant and Dwarf species of flying squirrels in Japan!
Ground Squirrel Facts These guys are super interesting!
Red Squirrel Facts These confused the heck out of me!
Giant Squirrels of the World Some of these guys are three feet long and weigh over five pounds! Did I mention that they “fly”?
Information About Squirrel Behavior
Why Do Squirrels Fight Snakes? Because squirrels are awesome is why!!!
Are Squirrels Territorial? Most species of squirrel are not territorial but a few will fight you!
What Do Squirrels Eat? Just about everything. Squirrels are kind of like people and will eat anything that tastes good. Obviously they like nuts but they like a variety of other food sources.
Do Squirrels Eat Bird Eggs? Sure! Chicken eggs are delicious so other bird eggs probably are as well.
Can Squirrels Swim? They can but don’t like to. They do the cutest little doggy paddle!
Where Do Squirrels Sleep? In little hammocks? It really depends upon the species. Some build nests in tress while others create underground burrows.
Why Do Squirrels Chase Each Other? Because it is fun! Sometimes it is part of a mating ritual, sometimes it is to defend territory and sometimes it is just to have fun!
How Do Squirrels Survive in Cold Weather Are those cute little fur coats enough??
Do Squirrels Eat Meat or Are They Vegetarians? These things eat more than just your birdseed and meat is on the menu.
Do Squirrels Remember Humans? They will if you are worth the effort.
Do Squirrels Mate For Life? Not a chance! These critters are Players!
Information About Squirrel Biology
Do Squirrels Have Good Eyesight? Are They Colorblind? Squirrels have some funky eyes and they put them to good use!
Do Squirrels Hibernate? Some do, some don’t. There is an arctic squirrel that hibernates for several months but most of them just fatten themselves up for winter and hang out in their nests.
When Do Squirrels Have Babies? Twice a year. They typically have a litter in the spring and another one in the fall.
Squirrel Sounds: What Noises Do They Make and What Do They Mean?: Mainly the noises are alarm calls but they also do some chattering for mating and hunger.
How Long Do Squirrels Live? It depends upon the species of squirrel as well as whether the squirrel is a male or female.
Are Squirrels Nocturnal? Most squirrels are not nocturnal but a few of them are!
How High Can Squirrels Jump? This is the type of stuff that real squirrel lovers want to know!
Squirrel Tail Information A squirrel’s tail is a pretty interesting device!
Flying Squirrels vs Sugar Gliders They might look the same but they are REALLY different.
Ground Squirrels vs Chipmunks Both of these guys are small but it is easy to tell them apart!
Squirrels vs Rats Both are mammals and rodents but I like the squirrels better!
Information About Squirrel Safety
Can My Dog Get Sick From Killing a Squirrel? Probably not but here are a few things to look out for.
Do Squirrels Carry Rabies? Not usually. However, if you or you pet do get bit by a squirrel then it is probably a good idea to get yourself checked out.
Can Squirrels Chew Through Aluminum? Yep, they are tough little critters!
Information About Squirrel Supplies
Squirrel Houses for Sale: I didn’t know that this was a thing! It turns out that squirrels love using these houses, especially during nesting season.
Squirrel Feeders for Sale: Buy ones from The Squirrel Shop! Feeding squirrels is a blast and you can use these to keep them away from your bird feeders.