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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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Takirs Exotics Animal Ranch - 2019-05-23
Baby Squirrels available!!
Hand Raised/tamed and well socialized.

We have the following breeds
Red,Fox,Grey and Flying Squirrels available for sales.
Each baby(ies) comes with their supplies.

We specialize in hand-raised, healthy, tamed babies.
State and USDA licensed facility/breeder.

We sell squirrels online, delivered to any major airport near you.
Contact us for prices , availability , shipping or pickup.

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

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

Text/Call/: +14342334396
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Takirs Exotics Animal Ranch - 2019-05-23
Baby Squirrels available!!
Hand Raised/tamed and well socialized.

We have the following breeds
Red,Fox,Grey and Flying Squirrels available for sales.
Each baby(ies) comes with their supplies.

We specialize in hand-raised, healthy, tamed babies.
State and USDA licensed facility/breeder.

We sell squirrels online, delivered to any major airport near you.
Contact us for prices , availability , shipping or pickup.

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

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

Text/Call/: +14342334396
email; takirsranch@gmail.com

Reply
Takirs Exotics Animal Ranch - 2019-05-23
Baby Squirrels available!!
Hand Raised/tamed and well socialized.

We have the following breeds
Red,Fox,Grey and Flying Squirrels available for sales.
Each baby(ies) comes with their supplies.

We specialize in hand-raised, healthy, tamed babies.
State and USDA licensed facility/breeder.

We sell squirrels online, delivered to any major airport near you.
Contact us for prices , availability , shipping or pickup.

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

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

Text/Call/: +14342334396
email; takirsranch@gmail.com

Reply
Takirs Exotics Animal Ranch - 2019-05-23
Baby Squirrels available!!
Hand Raised/tamed and well socialized.

We have the following breeds
Red,Fox,Grey and Flying Squirrels available for sales.
Each baby(ies) comes with their supplies.

We specialize in hand-raised, healthy, tamed babies.
State and USDA licensed facility/breeder.

We sell squirrels online, delivered to any major airport near you.
Contact us for prices , availability , shipping or pickup.

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

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

Text/Call/: +14342334396
email; takirsranch@gmail.com

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Alisha - 2018-10-03
I have 1 girl and 3 boy ferret kits still available for reservation from my summer ferret litter that will ready for new homes in a few weeks. Their parents are a large champagne male and their albino mother on the smaller side, both parents are unrelated and originally imported from the US. The kits will be handled, socialized, had baths, started on litter training and had first rounds of flea, mite and worm prevention treatments. These kits are raised, fed and weaned naturally, mostly on raw turkey/chicken including bones and organs with some all meat canned and grain free kibble. Do a search on how the ferret mills really breed/feed and fix the ferrets sold in stores and the all the health problems that result and you will see why this a big difference in the health and well being of the kits! De-scenting is a needless surgery, ferrets don't spray and it does nothing in reducing their smell, females smell much less then males though and a proper diet help a lot as well! A good diet and an occasional bath goes a long way, and neutering in males if you feel it needed. If local I have a couple starter packages available that include a gently used starter cage, good for training wile they are young or if free roaming in a room but otherwise should have a larger size once they get older, and the smaller cage used for travel, cleaning etc. pack prices will vary based on the cage and will include; cage, water bottle, food dish, safe litter, litter box, hammock, shampoo, and some toys. I am also making some custom cages for my own ferrets with galvanized wire mesh and could possibly make a specific size or multi level design if wanted, sides can be either 1'x1' or 1'x2' with levels being 1/2'x1/2' galvanized after welded wire since it is more resistant to rust though it can be covered with linoleum or a fleece liner if you wish. Price will depend on size/levels/metal or plastic pan and number of doors you want. Send me an idea of what design you want and I can give you an idea on cost:-). Kits will be $220 each, with a deposit of $100 to reserve a kit, threw E-transfe etc. I can meet in the lower mainland of Naperville, possibly further, Or ship within US using Delta Cargo which costs about $130 for the flight and shipping crate for 1 or 2 kits.. Email or txt with any questions via sj3895160@gmail.com. Thanks

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