Flying squirrels live in the wild in the Pacific Northwest of North America and can also be found living at a few zoos around the country. They like to eat fruit, nuts, fungi and bird eggs.
You can learn all about the unique flying squirrels by visiting the website of the National Wildlife Federation online. These squirrels live in colonies so are often found in large groups in the wild and in zoos. They look quite similar to bats and are nocturnal animals that hunt at night to find food. Their noses lead them to food by their keen sense of smell.Learn More
Mice live in almost every country on Earth, and they typically make their homes in a variety of man-made structures, including farms, mines, houses, warehouses and offices. Wild mice live in a broad variety of outdoor areas, including arable land, pastures, coastal dunes and plains, marshes and forests. The changing of the season can effect habitat, causing outdoor mice attempt to move into indoor areas with more warmth and shelter.Full Answer >
One way to keep squirrels out of bird feeders is to mount a feeder on a smooth metal pole at least 12 feet from any tree or roof. Another option is putting a wire cage around the feeder with openings only large enough for a small bird to fit through.Full Answer >
Sugar mice are a type of dessert commonly consumed with coffee or tea. Often sold as packaged candies, sugar mice each typically contain a "tail" made with cotton and a body made of icing sugar.Full Answer >
While there are many misconceptions regarding whether voles, moles and shrews are the same species, moles are insectivores that live underground with specialized eyesight and feet with large claws for digging while shrews reside both above ground and underground to hunt insects, and voles are small rodents that are herbivores and spend all of their time above ground eating grasses, seeds and roots. Moles and shrews are not considered as rodents, and instead fall into the order Insectivora for their diet that consists mainly of insects and small invertebrates.Full Answer >