Squirrels are vegetarians, known to eat a wide variety of nuts, fruits and other vegetarian foods, but flying squirrels have been known to eat small birds, insects and eggs. Among some foods squirrels have been known to eat are various kinds of nuts, seeds and various fruits.Know More
Squirrels also commonly eat lichens, buds, mushrooms, roots and pine cones. Squirrels have also been known to eat leaves, twigs and bark. Squirrels love to eat fruit, including apples, apricots, oranges and avocados. Squirrels even eat flowers, especially flower bulbs, so they have a wide and varied diet.
Squirrels drink water and are attracted to sugary beverages. In fact, when people are raising baby squirrels, they are advised to re-hydrate them using a mixture of water, salt and sugar. Squirrels will also drink milk. Like their eating habits, they're not picky about what they drink.
Because of this, they are infamously pesky rodents to gardeners as they can destroy crops, especially corn. Squirrels have interesting habits when they scavenge for food. They commonly find or steal food and then dig it in various areas to hide it. While this is a practice commonly done in the winter months, squirrels actually do this year-round.Learn more about Rodents
Rodents eat a wide variety of foods, including nuts, fruits and vegetables. Rats are the only rodents that eat fish and meat, but all rodents like dog and cat food. Human trash is a good source of food for rodents.Full Answer >
Squirrels primarily eat tree nuts, seeds and fruit, but their diets can also include flowers, bark, eggs, insects, leaves and even baby birds. Squirrels are opportunistic feeders, which allows them to consume human garbage when none of their favorite foods are available.Full Answer >
Squirrels are opportunistic omnivores, but the bulk of their diet is made up of seeds, nuts, shoots, fruits and leaves. Occasionally, squirrels will predate upon lizards, snakes, worms, birds, eggs or insects. Squirrels are equipped with very long incisors that help them to gnaw into the tough shells of nuts.Full Answer >
A fear of squirrels is also known as sciurophobia. For someone that is afraid of squirrels, being around one may cause various medical issues such as an increase in the heart rate, sweating, nausea, rapid breathing, and even fainting.Full Answer >