Squirrels, such as, tree squirrels and ground squirrels build nests for mating and shelter. There are generally two types of nest build by squirrels i.e. Tree cavity Nests and Leaf Nests.
Squirrels collect and eat different food items including fruits, nuts, seeds, leaves, vegetables, fungi, insects, etc. They mostly leave in tree holes and collect twigs, grass leaves, branches, etc. to make dreys.
Squirrels hibernate in winter because it helps them to conserve energy by slowing down metabolic process up to 1% of a regular level, decreasing heart rate and body temperature near to freezing. During this time, they do not eat or drink and dive into long sleep to bypass the adverse climatic change in winter.
The common misconception that squirrels only consume nuts is untrue. Let us explore more about squirrels eating habits and related facts around it. Squirrels eat vegetables apart from nuts and seeds. A squirrel’s diet consists mostly of plants and nuts, but they can occasionally consume meat if it comes upon a nest of unprotected baby … Read more