Apples are a food that squirrels enjoy. Squirrels eat nuts, seeds, lichens, buds, mushrooms, roots, pine cones, leaves, twigs, bark, black walnuts, oranges, avocados and apricots as well. Dried corn on the cob is a favorite food despite the fact that it can harbor mold that can harm them.
With the exception of flying squirrels, who are known to devour birds, eggs and insects, most squirrels are vegetarians and primarily herbivores. Squirrels prefer a diet of fruits, herbs and nuts; however, when presented with brightly colored vegetables, such as yellow squash, broccoli, carrots or peas, they can be persuaded to eat their vegetables.Learn More
Generally land mammals, most squirrels have the ability to swim in dog paddle fashion. They use their long, bushy tails for steering, much as a boat uses a rudder. Typically, they go into the water only when the need arises.Full Answer >
Natural habitats of porcupines include grasslands, forests and deserts. Some species can thrive well in brushy wetlands and along riparian areas. Some are good climbers and can be found in trees.Full Answer >
It is legal to own a squirrel as a pet in the state of Florida, and a permit isn't required. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission states that a cage for housing two squirrels must be 4 feet wide, 4 feet long and 6 feet high.Full Answer >
Guinea pigs will eat almost anything put in their food bowl, but pumpkin seeds and other types of large seeds are choking hazards. While pumpkin seeds may be nutritionally dense, there are better things to feed a pet guinea pig.Full Answer >