The exact time period that a squirrel mates vary, depending on location and the specific breed of the squirrel. However, the majority of squirrels mate either during late winter and early spring months. Weather conditions of a certain location also affect the mating period of squirrels.
Squirrels generally give birth during the late spring months. The babies are born without fur, and are also blind at birth.The mother squirrel keeps them in a nesting area, until they reach between eight and 10 weeks old, at which time they are able to leave the nest on their own. Unlike some animals, squirrels do not mate for life.Learn More
The common eastern gray squirrel can live up to 12.5 years in the wild or 20 years in captivity. Other species have differing life spans; for instance, the southern flying squirrel lives for 5 to 6 years in the wild and up to 10 years in captivity.Full Answer >
Squirrels are equipped with several key adaptations, including powerful hind legs, a heightened sense of smell, an excellent memory and a suite of vocalizations. Squirrels have physical adaptations, such as anatomy and body structure, and exceptional cognitive abilities to help them survive in specific habitats on short-term and long-term bases.Full Answer >
Squirrels are rodents. All rodents are characterized by the presence of chisel-like gnawing teeth that grow constantly, and the squirrel family of rodents is called Sciuridae.Full Answer >
Cleaning a squirrel takes nine simple steps, and, when done correctly, results in quality meat to use in a variety of recipes. It involves skinning, gutting and washing the squirrel. Start by soaking the squirrel in water and removing the hair from the base of the tail. This makes it easier to make the next cut.Full Answer >