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American Red Squirrel

Family: Sciuridae American Red Squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicusTamiasciurus hudsonicusPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy John Read
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   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.

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Mary shakespeare - 2018-09-15
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  • Joshua Bowers - 2018-09-20
    Do you still have any squirrels?
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    Hello
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Anis Kafo - 2018-09-20
8 weeks old Baby Eastern squirrels for sale. I have a pair one male one female. They have been weaned off of their bottle and are now eating rodent blocks and drinking water from the bottle. You can choose the female for $150 plus shipping or male for $100 plus shipping. I prefer to sell them both together but it's ok if you just want one. They will be shipped over night shipping via Delta. We accept money orders, PayPal, or western union. For more info text (630) 412-1443 or email me via ag8374203@gmail.com

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Mary - 2018-09-15
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Christine - 2018-09-05
I had a red squirrel, that was given to me as a rescue. She was just a baby, fallen out of a tree, mother had abandoned her. I called her Marty. She bonded and imprinted on me, and followed me all over my house. I fed her Henry Blocks and gave her healthy vegetables, as well. Marty had all sorts of chew toys, and would cuddle and fall asleep in my slippers. She was my cat's buddy. Sadly, she just passed away this weekend, after just 2.5 years. Marty was very special and near and dear to my heart. I miss her, but would love to raise another. Please contact me if you are trying to find a new pet parent for a red squirrel. cdistefano98@hotmail.com

  • Mary shakespeare - 2018-09-15
    Squirrels For Sale.
    Flying Squirrel
    Fox Squirrel
    Eastern and Southern Grey
    Rock Squirrel

    contact us for price and other details....

    We have flying squirrels/Eastern and Southern Grey/Rock Squirrel for sale and can arrange transportation for out of state homes!

    Our babies come hand fed, extensively socialized, healthy and each will come with hand feeding supplies and a sample of food.

    live an sms and we will call u back
    +1 434-233-4396
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Mary shakespeare - 2018-09-15
Squirrels For Sale.
Flying Squirrel
Fox Squirrel
Eastern and Southern Grey
Rock Squirrel
Ground Squirrel

contact us for price and other details....

We have flying squirrels/Eastern and Southern Grey/Rock Squirrel for sale and can arrange transportation for out of state

homes!

Our babies come hand fed, extensively socialized, healthy and each will come with hand feeding supplies and a sample of

food.

live an sms and we will call u back
+1 434-233-4396
email us via mary.shakespeare19@gmail.com

  • Joshua Bowers - 2018-09-20
    Do you still have any squirrels?
  • theresa clary - 2018-09-22
    Hello
    I am looking for a tufted ear gray, or fox squirrel baby.
Reply
Mary - 2018-09-15
Squirrels For Sale.
Flying Squirrel
Fox Squirrel
Eastern and Southern Grey
Rock Squirrel

contact us for price and other details....

We have flying squirrels/Eastern and Southern Grey/Rock Squirrel for sale and can arrange transportation for out of state homes!

Our babies come hand fed, extensively socialized, healthy and each will come with hand feeding supplies and a sample of food.

live an sms and we will call u back
+1 434-233-4396
mary.shakespeare19@gmail.com

Reply
Christine - 2018-09-05
I had a red squirrel, that was given to me as a rescue. She was just a baby, fallen out of a tree, mother had abandoned her. I called her Marty. She bonded and imprinted on me, and followed me all over my house. I fed her Henry Blocks and gave her healthy vegetables, as well. Marty had all sorts of chew toys, and would cuddle and fall asleep in my slippers. She was my cat's buddy. Sadly, she just passed away this weekend, after just 2.5 years. Marty was very special and near and dear to my heart. I miss her, but would love to raise another. Please contact me if you are trying to find a new pet parent for a red squirrel. cdistefano98@hotmail.com

  • Mary shakespeare - 2018-09-15
    Squirrels For Sale.
    Flying Squirrel
    Fox Squirrel
    Eastern and Southern Grey
    Rock Squirrel

    contact us for price and other details....

    We have flying squirrels/Eastern and Southern Grey/Rock Squirrel for sale and can arrange transportation for out of state homes!

    Our babies come hand fed, extensively socialized, healthy and each will come with hand feeding supplies and a sample of food.

    live an sms and we will call u back
    +1 434-233-4396
    mary.shakespeare19@gmail.com
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Anna - 2018-05-10
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  • Joshua - 2018-08-01
    Hi I am looking to buy a grey or red squirrel for a pet do you ship how much
  • Mary - 2018-08-03
    please do write me via email so we can talk more ,
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    Mary.
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