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Squirrels

A grey squirrel

There are two types of squirrel that are native to great Britain – the grey squirrel and the red squirrel. The red squirrel is very rare, so you are far more likely to see the grey squirrel in your garden. The grey squirrel is very active, bounding from tree to tree and scurrying around on the ground looking for food. These animals do not hibernate during the winter months, instead they collect food during the year which they hoard in preparation for winter.

 

Diet

  • fungi
  • bulbs
  • roots
  • acorns

 

How to attract squirrels into your garden

Squirrels like peanuts, hazelnuts and sunflower seeds. At PAWS we stock peanuts in their shell which are popular food for squirrels.

 

Place squirrel feeders next to bushes and hedges, away from bird feeders, to discourage them away from this feeding area where they can become a nuisance.