Seattle pet store
Before I bought a squirrel at the Seattle pet store I wanted to be well informed and this is what I found out. In captivity, squirrels need to be provided with a variety of foods to make sure they are getting the proper nutrition. Good mixtures to feed your squirrel include vegetables (such as celery, carrots, green beans, and romaine lettuce), and many fruits (such as apples and bananas). You can also try insects and mealworms. Parrotis another good choice since it has many seeds that squirrels like. Calcium is also very important, so you should include a calcium supplement for squirrels kept as pets. There are many types of tablets and powders available at pet stores that can be used. Squirrels teeth grow constantly throughout their lives, and so you should make sure that they are provided with chewing material. Hard bark and large bones are good for this. 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 and water dishes daily with hot water. A squirrel's favorite place of habitation in the wild is the woods. They are most at home in wooded areas because they can usually find all the and nesting material they need there. However, they are also often found in parks and backyards in urban areas. Generally, squirrels will make their nest in a hollow tree trunk or in branches near a tree trunk. They make their nests out of moss, thistledown, dried grass, feathers, twigs, leaves, and shredded bark. In captivity, it is best to try and imitate a woodland home for your squirrel. Purchase or build a cage that is a minimum of 3 cubic feet per squirrel. It is best to use a mesh wire cage, with a removable tray for easier cleaning. If you have more questions it is always best to ask the store staff like I did at the Seattle pet store.