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American Red Squirrel

Family: Sciuridae American Red Squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicusTamiasciurus hudsonicusPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy John Read
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Baby squirrels available New litters available. We have flyers,fox and grey squirrels available for sale. i and my wife breed these squirrels in a small scale... (more)  Benson

   The American Red Squirrel is adorable, a lively little 'chittering" critter!

   The Red Squirrel is also known as the Chickaree or the Hudson's Bay Squirrel. The name Chickaree came from its noisy chattering. And like most squirrels, it is very fond of repeating its cries frequently.

   This is a graceful lively little animal. In its natural environment the American Red Squirrel has a tendency to be a bit fearless of humans and often tends to be heedless of human presence.

For more information about the care of American Red Squirrels see:
Guide to a Happy, Healthy Squirrel


Geographic Distribution
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
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  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Rodentia
  • Family: Sciuridae
  • Genus: Tamiasciurus
  • Species: hudsonicus
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Scientific name: Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

Background:    American Red squirrels are found mostly in Alaska and Canada, the Northeast of the US, and also reach down into the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains south of Georgia. They are the most numerous species of the genus Sciurus around New York and the Eastern states.
   Regular little talkers, they have a routine call they repeat every minute or so. They also have a chattering alarm, that when sounded will be prolonged for five or six seconds and can be heard up to a quarter of a mile away.
  Their homes are in tree cavities or in water-proof leaf nests high up in the trees, sometimes as high as 60 feet. They also dig burrows in the ground, but these are for food storage.
   Unlike their larger cousin the Gray Squirrel, which can subsist on a rather small quantity of buds and nuts through the winter months, the American Red Squirrel is extremely active in the snowy seasons and requires large amounts of seeds and nuts. They have a habit of hoarding large quantities of food in burrows, neighboring trees, and in their nests.

Description:    American Red squirrels are covered with short hair and appear mostly reddish, having brown, black, and yellow specks throughout, with a white underbelly.

Interesting Facts:    - American Red Squirrels are hunted in Canada for their fur seasonally.
   - They eat a certain type of mushroom called 'Amanita' that is poisonous to
      humans.
   - Their preferred food is pine seeds, and their winter stores sometimes
      contain more than 150 pinecones!
   - They are active mostly during the day - particularly at dawn and in late
      afternoon - and sleep at night.
   - They are capable of both swimming and diving.

Author: Jasmine Brough
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Benson - 2019-02-22
Baby squirrels available

New litters available.
We have flyers,fox and grey squirrels available for sale.
i and my wife breed these squirrels in a small scale though.
So they are limited in supply.

These babies are well socialized,hand raised,healthy and now ready for sales.We ship nationwide.
Visits/Personal pickups are allowed on appointments only(no exception)

We have adult squirrels available also.
Shipping or delivery available nationwide to any major airport near you.

We recommend getting two squirrels because they are social and can get lonely which can lead to behavior problems. This is not a requirement, we have many clients with only one squirrel that lives happy and healthy.

Text/Call/email us today for pricing/shipping/pickup(on appointments only)

Mobile: +1 434-233-4396
email us via mary.shakespeare19@gmail.com

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Benson - 2019-02-21
Baby squirrels available

New litters available.
We have flyers,fox and grey squirrels available for sale.
i and my wife breed these squirrels in a small scale though.
So they are limited in supply.

These babies are well socialized,hand raised,healthy and now ready for sales.We ship nationwide.
Visits/Personal pickups are allowed on appointments only(no exception)

We have adult squirrels available also.
Shipping or delivery available nationwide to any major airport near you.

We recommend getting two squirrels because they are social and can get lonely which can lead to behavior problems. This is not a requirement, we have many clients with only one squirrel that lives happy and healthy.

Text/Call/email us today for pricing/shipping/pickup(on appointments only)

Mobile: +1 434-233-4396
email us via mary.shakespeare19@gmail.com

Reply
Benson - 2019-02-21
Baby squirrels available

New litters available.
We have flyers,fox and grey squirrels available for sale.
i and my wife breed these squirrels in a small scale though.
So they are limited in supply.

These babies are well socialized,hand raised,healthy and now ready for sales.We ship nationwide.
Visits/Personal pickups are allowed on appointments only(no exception)

We have adult squirrels available also.
Shipping or delivery available nationwide to any major airport near you.

We recommend getting two squirrels because they are social and can get lonely which can lead to behavior problems. This is not a requirement, we have many clients with only one squirrel that lives happy and healthy.

Text/Call/email us today for pricing/shipping/pickup(on appointments only)

Mobile: +1 434-233-4396
email us via mary.shakespeare19@gmail.com

Reply
Benson - 2019-02-20
Baby squirrels available

New litters available.
We have flyers,fox and grey squirrels available for sale.
i and my wife breed these squirrels in a small scale though.
So they are limited in supply.

These babies are well socialized,hand raised,healthy and now ready for sales.We ship nationwide.
Visits/Personal pickups are allowed on appointments only(no exception)

We have adult squirrels available also.
Shipping or delivery available nationwide to any major airport near you.

We recommend getting two squirrels because they are social and can get lonely which can lead to behavior problems. This is not a requirement, we have many clients with only one squirrel that lives happy and healthy.

Text/Call/email us today for pricing/shipping/pickup(on appointments only)

Mobile: +1 434-233-4396
email us via mary.shakespeare19@gmail.com

Reply
S & S Exotics Inc - 2019-01-21
Hand Tamed white rare Baby squirrels
Each of our hand-fed, hand-tamed babies come with a “New Baby Care Kit” which includes a nursery, baby care sheets, bonding pouch, natural cotton, a start up supply of squirrel food, Rep-Cal calcium, treats, and hand-feeding supplies.
A southern flying squirrel is quite small and fragile so has to be handled with lots of care.
The adults we ship out are usually 9 to 10 “long including the tail, and weigh between 4- 6oz. Its large eyes, loving nature, and gliding ability make it a popular pocket pet.
Before adopting a squirrel, keep in mind that you’ll need a cage at least 16" wide x16"deep x 30" high. Obviously a larger cage would be recommended for 2 or more squirrels. Bar spacing should be no more than 1/2" wide. Provide plenty of non-toxic branches for them to climb on. A hanging pouch is a great sleeping area. Provide natural cotton bedding for nesting material. Line the bottom of the cage with newspaper.
Squirrels should be provided at least two food dishes – One dish should be kept full with a quality squirrel diet (including in the shell nuts) and a separate dish for fresh fruits and vegetables with a sprinkle of sprinkled bugs, berries and Calcium supplement. Addition of calcium cannot be stressed enough as this cannot be absorbed in sufficient amounts in a captive diet.
In the shell nuts are a favorite of the squirrel as well as keeping their teeth in check. I discourage soft shell nuts such as peanuts. Calcium must be added to their diet throughout their lifetime. They also enjoy meal worms, wax worms and other live treats but should be given in moderation.
Provide an 8 oz. water bottle or water dish.
It is important to acquire your baby squirrel at no more than 6 weeks of age and carry them in your shirt pocket or in a bonding pouch as much as possible for at least two to three additional weeks.
It is very important to purchase your hand fed baby squirrel from a reputable dealer.
Squirrels do not harbor fleas, lice, ticks, mites or any other parasites that might transmit disease, thus disease among squirrels is very rare. They do not require any vaccinations or scheduled veterinarian care.
For any further inquiries, kindly send us an email via edwardsprisla@gmail.com and I will revert as soon as possible.

Regards


  • Michele Gossett - 2019-02-17
    How much for a female red fox squirrel
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Benson - 2019-02-02
Baby squirrels available

New litters available.
We have flyers,fox and grey squirrels available for sale.
i and my wife breed these squirrels in a small scale though.
So they are limited in supply.

These babies are well socialized,hand raised,healthy and now ready for sales.We ship nationwide.
Visits/Personal pickups are allowed on appointments only(no exception)

We have adult squirrels available also.
Shipping or delivery available nationwide to any major airport near you.

Text/Call/email us today for pricing/shipping/pickup(on appointments only)

Mobile: +1 434-233-4396
email us via mary.shakespeare19@gmail.com

Exercise:

Squirrels are very active will require exercise and activities to avoid becoming overweight or sick. A solid plastic wheel in the cage is a great exercise tool. You should spend time with your Squirrel as often as you can outside of their cage.


We recommend getting two squirrels because they are social and can get lonely which can lead to behavior problems. This is not a requirement, we have many clients with only one squirrel that lives happy and healthy.

Overall they make excellent pets, can be handled and cared for by the whole family.


Text/Call/email us today for pricing/shipping/pickup(on appointments only)

Mobile: +1 434-233-4396
email us via mary.shakespeare19@gmail.com

  • Buyer Beware - 2019-02-11
    Buyers Beware! This is a scam!!
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Buyers Beware - 2019-02-11
Anyone looking for a pet squirrel I advise you to not buy through the following sellers:
"Benson"
"Mobile: +1 434-233-4396"
"email us via mary.shakespeare19@gmail.com"
They are scammers!

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Benson - 2019-02-02
Baby squirrels available

New litters available.
We have flyers,fox and grey squirrels available for sale.
i and my wife breed these squirrels in a small scale though.
So they are limited in supply.

These babies are well socialized,hand raised,healthy and now ready for sales.We ship nationwide.
Visits/Personal pickups are allowed on appointments only(no exception)

We have adult squirrels available also.
Shipping or delivery available nationwide to any major airport near you.

Text/Call/email us today for pricing/shipping/pickup(on appointments only)

Mobile: +1 434-233-4396
email us via mary.shakespeare19@gmail.com

Exercise:

Squirrels are very active will require exercise and activities to avoid becoming overweight or sick. A solid plastic wheel in the cage is a great exercise tool. You should spend time with your Squirrel as often as you can outside of their cage.


We recommend getting two squirrels because they are social and can get lonely which can lead to behavior problems. This is not a requirement, we have many clients with only one squirrel that lives happy and healthy.

Overall they make excellent pets, can be handled and cared for by the whole family.


Text/Call/email us today for pricing/shipping/pickup(on appointments only)

Mobile: +1 434-233-4396
email us via mary.shakespeare19@gmail.com

  • Buyer Beware - 2019-02-11
    Buyers Beware! This is a scam!!
Reply