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Gray Squirrel

Eastern Gray Squirrel ~ Cat Squirrel

Family: Sciuridae Picture of "Rocky", a Gray Squirrel"Rocky"Sciurus carolinensisPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy Jerry Donaldson
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Do not buy a squirrel from Mary Shakespeare or Benson they took my money and I got the run around 'it's a scam'.  Jennifer Pruitt

   The Gray Squirrel is perhaps the most familiar of all squirrels!

   Gray Squirrels are primarily forest dwellers, but have adapted to the encroachment of humans by becoming part of large city parks. You can often see them scurrying about, foraging for seeds, buds, and nuts.

Dr. Jungle says..."Rocky sure likes his pizza!"

"This is Rocky. He's a 1 year old Western Grey Squirrel, rescued as a baby from a cat, he was bottle fed and given full run of the house. The best pet by far!"... Jerry Donaldson

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


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

Background:
   Gray Squirrels are native to North America, found mostly in the Eastern United States. They were also introduced to other areas of the world, such as Ireland, South Africa, and Great Britain.
   Their homes are in tree cavities or in bulky water-proof twig and leaf nests built in tree branches. They also dig burrows in the ground, but these are for food storage.
   They are generally a quiet little creature, but if alarmed will emit a harsh guttural "bark", flipping its tail with each squawk.
   Gray Squirrels eat acorns and hickory nuts throughout the year, though they may eat buds, tender twigs, seeds, and insects when the weather permits. Unlike their very active smaller cousin the American Red Squirrel, which needs large amounts of seeds and nuts to see it through the winter, the Gray Squirrel can subsist on a rather small quantity of buds and nuts, and will often sleep soundly through periods of stormy weather.
   They are not quite as fearless as the American Red Squirrel in the presence of humans, but will soon overcome their caution and come out to visit if you sit quietly.

Description:    Eastern Gray Squirrels are 17"-20" long, and 8 1/2" - 9 1/2" of this length is their bushy tail! There are marked color variations in this squirrel, so at one time they were described as four different species, but today they are all contained in one valid species.

Interesting Facts:    - Gray squirrels are so plentiful that they often have to regulate their
      populations by shooting them for sport, or poisoning and trapping them.
   - They are not nocturnal, and are most active at dawn and at dusk gathering
      food. They will generally spend the late morning and noon hours in the nest,
      coming out in mid afternoon, and then retiring for the rest of the night an
      hour or so before sunset.

Author: Jasmine Brough
Lastest Animal Stories on Eastern Gray Squirrel


Jennifer Pruitt - 2019-02-22
Do not buy a squirrel from Mary Shakespeare or Benson they took my money and I got the run around 'it's a scam'.

  • Toni Scudero - 2019-06-19
    Did you ever find any baby squirrels
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Takirs Exotics Animal Ranch - 2019-06-14
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 - 2019-06-14
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 - 2019-06-14
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
Jennifer Pruitt - 2019-02-22
Do not buy a squirrel from Mary Shakespeare or Benson they took my money and I got the run around 'it's a scam'.

  • Toni Scudero - 2019-06-19
    Did you ever find any baby squirrels
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carlosmyers - 2019-04-07
6 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,peanuts etc 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.For more info call the (906)7 748-9446 or email via carlosmyers024@gmail.com

  • Jennifer Pruitt - 2019-04-10
    Do you still have the squirrels for sale and do you ship. If so what is the cost to ship?
  • Carlos - 2019-04-20
    I am interested can you send pictures I live in miami . Email cbuenov@gmail.com
  • Anonymous - 2019-04-20
    Interested in the male. Is he still available? What is the shipping cost to area code 44622?
  • Anonymous - 2019-04-21
    hello,sorry for the late responds
    the babies are still available please kindly get back to us via email @ carlosmyers024@gmail.com
  • Tony - 2019-05-29
    Any squirrels left?
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Alexis Crosby - 2019-05-13
I really want a baby squirrel

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Trinity - 2019-05-06
Currently in search of a young Eastern Gray Squirrel to adopt into a forever home :) If you have any available please email me at tlourey12@gmail.com. Thanks!

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