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Do squirrels eat nuts and seeds?

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In a setting without any human interaction, squirrels enjoy nuts, seeds, tree flowers and tree buds from a variety of trees including butternut, cedar, dogwood, elm, hackberry, hemlock, hickory, maple, mulberry, pine and spruce. They also snack on mushrooms and fungi from time to time.


What nuts can you give squirrels?

If you want to feed squirrels go for unsweetened and unsalted nuts such as:hazelnuts.walnuts.almonds.peanuts (that are aflatoxin-free)Feeding Squirrels | RSPCA

Why you should not feed squirrels?

Why should you not feed squirrels? Naturally, squirrels are intimidated by humans. However, if you keep feeding them, they will lose their fear and will expect to be fed. When they're not fed, they can get aggressive.

What should you not feed squirrels?

Unhealthy foods won't necessarily cause lasting harm to squirrels but should still be limited.High-sugar foods (candy, cookies, granola, sweetened breakfast cereals)High-starch foods (pasta, bread, rice, potatoes)Salty foods.Human junk food.Cashews.Sunflower seeds.Dried corn.Pine nuts.Unsafe Foods for Squirrels - Exotic Nutrition

What are squirrels Favourite food?

Some of their favorite foods include acorns, walnuts, hickory nuts and Osage orange fruits. They may also feed on wild tree fruits, nuts, and tree buds when food is scarce later in winter.

Do squirrels eat nuts and seeds?

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