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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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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 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
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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

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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
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
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

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Jennifer Pruitt - 2019-02-15
Do not reply or buy from mary Shakespeare or Benson for a squirrel it is a scam!

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Jennifer Pruitt - 2019-02-15
Do not reply or buy from mary Shakespeare or Benson for a squirrel it is a scam!

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Benson - 2019-01-30
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

These gentle tiny squirrels are true “pocket pets”. Flying squirrels form a deep bond with their human owner and enjoy spending hours climbing around or sleeping in their owners clothing. Squirrels are nocturnal but will adjust slightly to their owners and spend time awake with them. A gliding membrane which extends from front leg to its back leg is stretched out and allows the squirrel to glide from perch to perch for up to 150 feet! It's large eyes, loving nature, and gliding ability make it a popular companion.

Living environments:

A good cage is a medium size bird cage, at least 2'x2'x4'. Bar spacing should be no more than 1/2" wide. Provide plenty of non-toxic branches, hanging pouches and sleeping areas for them. You can use cotton, or hamster nesting material for nest boxes.

Bonding:

It is important to acquire your baby squirrel at no more than 8 weeks of age and carry them in your shirt pocket or in a bonding pouch for several hours a days for at least two to three weeks.


Owning a Squirrel:

Squirrels can be affectionate and loving pets if cared for properly and acquired at the right age. Hand feedings and daily handling is crucial in the first few weeks after you receive them to ensure proper bonding. It is relatively easy to bond with a new baby but is very challenging if you receive an older adult who is not bonded to you.


Hand-Feeding:

You must have PetAg or Esbilac canned puppy milk replacer (carried at Walmart) on hand prior to receiving your baby squirrel. Other brands of canned puppy milk would be acceptable if unavailable. Once opened the can must be discarded after 3 days, several cans will be necessary. Hand-feeding is necessary for the bonding process of a Squirell. However, since improper hand-feedings can be fatal, it is important that a responsible adult do all the hand-feedings.
When you receive your baby it will already be accustomed to hand-feedings and will be ready to eat when they get home.


A proper feeding should last 6-10 minutes. The minimum amount of feedings is 3 times a day, but if you can feed them more often it is recommended. A typical feeding is around 3-5 full syringes. They may eat less the first day, which is normal. Do not ever force them to eat more.


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

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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


  • Vanessa - 2019-01-28
    I would like one of the white squirrels please
  • Vanessa - 2019-01-28
    I would like one of the white squirrels please
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