Eastern Gray Squirrel

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Buy Eastern Gray Squirrel

 

Buy Eastern Gray Squirrel,gray Squirrels are primarily forest dwellers, but have adapted to the encroachment of humans by becoming part of large city parks. You can often see them scurrying about, foraging for seeds, buds, and nuts.
Eastern Gray Squirrels are 17″-20″ long, and 8 1/2″ – 9 1/2″ of this length is their bushy tail! 

Gray Squirrels eat acorns and hickory nuts throughout the year, though they may eat buds, tender twigs, seeds, and insects when the weather permits. Unlike their very active smaller cousin the American Red Squirrel, which needs large amounts of seeds and nuts to see it through the winter, the Gray Squirrel can subsist on a rather small quantity of buds and nuts, and will often sleep soundly through periods of stormy weather.
They are generally a quiet little creature, but if alarmed will emit a harsh guttural “bark”, flipping its tail with each squawk.
Gray Squirrels eat acorns and hickory nuts throughout the year, though they may eat buds, tender twigs, seeds, and insects when the weather permits. Unlike their very active smaller cousin the American Red Squirrel, which needs large amounts of seeds and nuts to see it through the winter, the Gray Squirrel can subsist on a rather small quantity of buds and nuts, and will often sleep soundly through periods of stormy weather.
They are not quite as fearless as the American Red Squirrel in the presence of humans, but will soon overcome their caution and come out to visit if you sit quietly.

 

Buy Eastern Gray Squirrel Appearance

 

The eastern gray squirrel has a grayish body with some black, white or brown fur and a whitish belly. Some gray squirrels are completely black; These squirrels have bushy tails that vary in color from pale gray to brownish. Eastern gray squirrels can grow to 20 inches long and weigh 1.5 pounds.

 

Diet and Nutrition of Eastern Gray Squirrel

 

Eastern gray squirrels eat mostly the nuts, buds, and flowers of at least 24 types of oak trees, 10 species of hickory, beech, and walnut tree species, pecans, and truffles. Corn, wheat, and other crops are eaten, particularly in the winter. In the summer insects are eaten and are probably particularly important for young squirrels.

 

Feeding Eastern Gray Squirrel

 

Eastern gray squirrels feed mostly on nuts and acorns from oak, beech, walnut and hickory trees, as well as seeds, fruits, bulbs and flowers from other plants and trees. They will also eat frogs, insects, bird eggs and farm crops such as corn and wheat. They store nuts and seeds at the end of summer to eat throughout the winter.

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