Nuts/Seeds—Two per day, preferably in the shell. Acorns, whole roasted pumpkin seeds, and almonds are the healthiest, followed by hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, English walnuts, pecans, pistachios, and peanuts, in that order. Avoid: Cashews, sunflower seeds, dried corn, pine nuts (will cause severe calcium loss).
What is squirrel best food?
Walnuts, acorns, almonds, and other nuts are all loved by squirrels. They love to hold them in their tiny paws as they eat. Nuts are a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and even fiber for a pet squirrel. Provide a few nuts a day as treats to your pet squirrel.
How do you keep squirrels healthy?
Make sure there is a constant supply of water for your squirrel. Put water in a heavy dish or in a water bottle attached to the side of the cage. Also make sure to thoroughly clean food and water dishes daily with hot water. Habitat and housing: A squirrel's favorite place of habitation in the wild is the woods.
What foods are harmful to squirrels?
UNHEALTHY FOODSHigh-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
Is peanut butter good for squirrels?
Yes, it is NOT toxic and they love it. Peanut butter contains heart healthy fats, and is a good source of protein that is beneficial to both humans and animals.