What Do Squirrels Eat?


Squirrels except for the flying squirrel eat a variety of vegetarian goods. Squirrels eat nuts, seeds, fruits, lichens, buds, mushrooms, pine cones, leaves, apples, black walnut, and bark. They especially like corn on the cob.
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Squirrels eat nuts, seeds, fruits, fungi, greens and insects.
There are several animals which eat squirrels and they include feral cats, dogs, foxes, hawks, eagles and owls. Squirrels belong to a large family of small rodents called the Sciuridae. They normally court during winter and they have a life span of ten years.
The primary diet of squirrels includes nuts, apples, bark, seeds, fruits, buds, pine cones, mushrooms, roots leaves, twigs, black walnuts, oranges and avocados. The flying squirrel is known to feed on insects, eggs and little birds.
Squirrels feed on nuts, acorns, bark, shoots and leaves, seeds, roots, bulbs and cereals. They can also eat variety of fruits and vegetables including broccoli, carrots, apples, grapes, dried fruit and bananas.
The diet of a squirrel consists mostly of plant food such as seeds, nuts, fruits and even cones. They have also been known to eat insects at the very last resort. They tend to eat very protein and carbohydrate rich foods.
Squirrels eat a variety of foods found outdoors ranging from plants, to vegetables to fruits and even fungi. They have been known to also eat insects and other bugs when they are faced with hunger.
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