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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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Gray Squirrel babies for sale. 5 weeks old, about to open their eyes. $100  Paul Hewson

   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


Paul Hewson - 2015-04-30
Gray Squirrel babies for sale. 5 weeks old, about to open their eyes. $100

  • Mykah Johnson - 2015-04-30
    You have just what I have been looking for, just dying to have and until now haven't been able to find. What do I have to do to get with you to get one???!!!
  • Mykah Jayd - 2015-04-30
    Mykah Johnson 2237 Nomad Ave Dayton Ohio 45414 937-369-7696 I want and I have cash.
  • Jeff - 2015-05-05
    Do you have any baby squirrels available? If so, please let me know.
  • Nay - 2015-05-16
    I would like to buy one of your baby Eastern Gray squirrels - a male, if possible. I have had two previously that were rescues, and just love them. Please let me know asap. Thank you.
  • Victoria Umling - 2015-05-19
    Hi Paul! Where are you located? And do you have any baby squirrels for sale still? Thank you!
  • Pat Bostic - 2015-05-20
    Please email me.. I'm in WV.. Pbosticlpn@yahoo.com
  • Eduardo - 2015-05-23
    Hey Paul, I wanna one. I live in Florida, please leave an email eduglobo.ec@gmail.com
  • john - 2015-05-27
    I'm looking to buy please asap,336- 831-7145
  • travis barrette - 2015-05-29
    Hey do u still have any left? Where are you located?
  • Mindy hamby - 2015-05-30
    my name is Mindy hamby I live in north Carolina and I would really like to purchase one of your babies please. I had one named Woodstock that I rescued and hand raised. he passed away yesterday and I'm heartbroken. please contact me asap my number is 336-529-9977. thank u Mindy
  • Ami - 2015-09-20
    I sincerely hope those babies were rescued and not stolen away from their nest and mother in order to make a quick buck! The best thing you can do for them is care for them until they can be released and do a soft release for the ones that can be released and try to find loving forever homes for the ones that can't be. I wish people would think before trying to buy a wild animal as this will only encourage unscrupulous greedy people to orphan more baby wildlife and endanger the lives of those babies as well.
  • Waylon - 2015-09-25
    Do u still have any
  • Amy kara - 2015-10-22
    I am interested as well! Please contact me (803)-603-5480
  • Joe hug - 2015-10-12
    Hi Paul , my name is Joe and I was just wondering if you could contact me this spring at let me know if you have a baby female grey squirrel for sale, she would make a good addition to my " squirrel family " as I already have a single grey male
  • kasey jones - 2015-10-15
    I am interested in a baby squirrel,if so give me a call at 443 823 5961 thank you
  • Soks - 2015-11-17
    Hi, where are you at?
  • Marissa - 2015-11-21
    Hi! Do you have any available? Please let me know!
  • Melissa - 2016-01-19
    Please if you have any or will i am in need of one thanks.
  • Ashton Morris - 2016-03-13
    I'm not sure if you have any baby squirrels or if you plan to have any in the near future, but if you could please get back with me that would be much appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Ashton
    morria26@ferris.edu
  • Belinda Wendy Hopkins - 2016-03-15
    I have one in Alabama. Are you willing to drive to get it? 256-652-9088 Belinda
  • Belinda Wendy Hopkins - 2016-03-15
    I have one in Alabama. Are you willing to drive? 256-652-9088
  • Daniel Baccus - 2016-07-10
    Please fill me in
  • Niki b - 2016-07-11
    I am interested in buying one of your babies. I have been looking everywhere for one for my boyfriend and I . My boyfriend has not been the same since our baby boy passed away. I really hope you still have one cause the only way I'm going to see the light came back into his eyes again. My life was changed for the better the day I became a squirrel mommy. Thanks hope to hear from you soon 8563002819
  • Erica - 2016-07-12
    Hi, do you have any for sale now?
  • Katie - 2016-08-25
    Do you have any males
  • Shannon Peterson - 2016-08-25
    I have been looking for a pet squirrel for years now. I would prefer a female if available. I live in Utah but would be willing to drive. If you have any or know of anyone who has any for sale I would love to get in touch!!
  • Tommy - 2016-08-26
    I'm looking to buy a baby squirrel
Reply
amy - 2016-08-25
Do you have a baby Gray squirrel that just started to ate solid food?

Reply
Jennet - 2016-07-28
Hello. I'd like to buy a gray squirrel. How much would it cost and how old?

  • Robert M - 2016-08-06
    Where are you located I have a baby male that's 5 weeks old
  • Steph - 2016-08-25
    I am interested Robert. My name is Stephanie and my number is 816997240. I am willing to travel or pay extra for shipping costs.
Reply
Brianna - 2016-08-23
Age? And Price??

  • James - 2016-08-24
    7 weeks old girl $400 bottle fed and raised in captivity
Reply
Paul Hewson - 2015-04-30
Gray Squirrel babies for sale. 5 weeks old, about to open their eyes. $100

  • Mykah Johnson - 2015-04-30
    You have just what I have been looking for, just dying to have and until now haven't been able to find. What do I have to do to get with you to get one???!!!
  • Mykah Jayd - 2015-04-30
    Mykah Johnson 2237 Nomad Ave Dayton Ohio 45414 937-369-7696 I want and I have cash.
  • Jeff - 2015-05-05
    Do you have any baby squirrels available? If so, please let me know.
  • Nay - 2015-05-16
    I would like to buy one of your baby Eastern Gray squirrels - a male, if possible. I have had two previously that were rescues, and just love them. Please let me know asap. Thank you.
  • Victoria Umling - 2015-05-19
    Hi Paul! Where are you located? And do you have any baby squirrels for sale still? Thank you!
  • Pat Bostic - 2015-05-20
    Please email me.. I'm in WV.. Pbosticlpn@yahoo.com
  • Eduardo - 2015-05-23
    Hey Paul, I wanna one. I live in Florida, please leave an email eduglobo.ec@gmail.com
  • john - 2015-05-27
    I'm looking to buy please asap,336- 831-7145
  • travis barrette - 2015-05-29
    Hey do u still have any left? Where are you located?
  • Mindy hamby - 2015-05-30
    my name is Mindy hamby I live in north Carolina and I would really like to purchase one of your babies please. I had one named Woodstock that I rescued and hand raised. he passed away yesterday and I'm heartbroken. please contact me asap my number is 336-529-9977. thank u Mindy
  • Ami - 2015-09-20
    I sincerely hope those babies were rescued and not stolen away from their nest and mother in order to make a quick buck! The best thing you can do for them is care for them until they can be released and do a soft release for the ones that can be released and try to find loving forever homes for the ones that can't be. I wish people would think before trying to buy a wild animal as this will only encourage unscrupulous greedy people to orphan more baby wildlife and endanger the lives of those babies as well.
  • Waylon - 2015-09-25
    Do u still have any
  • Amy kara - 2015-10-22
    I am interested as well! Please contact me (803)-603-5480
  • Joe hug - 2015-10-12
    Hi Paul , my name is Joe and I was just wondering if you could contact me this spring at let me know if you have a baby female grey squirrel for sale, she would make a good addition to my " squirrel family " as I already have a single grey male
  • kasey jones - 2015-10-15
    I am interested in a baby squirrel,if so give me a call at 443 823 5961 thank you
  • Soks - 2015-11-17
    Hi, where are you at?
  • Marissa - 2015-11-21
    Hi! Do you have any available? Please let me know!
  • Melissa - 2016-01-19
    Please if you have any or will i am in need of one thanks.
  • Ashton Morris - 2016-03-13
    I'm not sure if you have any baby squirrels or if you plan to have any in the near future, but if you could please get back with me that would be much appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Ashton
    morria26@ferris.edu
  • Belinda Wendy Hopkins - 2016-03-15
    I have one in Alabama. Are you willing to drive to get it? 256-652-9088 Belinda
  • Belinda Wendy Hopkins - 2016-03-15
    I have one in Alabama. Are you willing to drive? 256-652-9088
  • Daniel Baccus - 2016-07-10
    Please fill me in
  • Niki b - 2016-07-11
    I am interested in buying one of your babies. I have been looking everywhere for one for my boyfriend and I . My boyfriend has not been the same since our baby boy passed away. I really hope you still have one cause the only way I'm going to see the light came back into his eyes again. My life was changed for the better the day I became a squirrel mommy. Thanks hope to hear from you soon 8563002819
  • Erica - 2016-07-12
    Hi, do you have any for sale now?
  • Katie - 2016-08-25
    Do you have any males
  • Shannon Peterson - 2016-08-25
    I have been looking for a pet squirrel for years now. I would prefer a female if available. I live in Utah but would be willing to drive. If you have any or know of anyone who has any for sale I would love to get in touch!!
  • Tommy - 2016-08-26
    I'm looking to buy a baby squirrel
Reply
Brianna - 2016-08-23
Age? And Price??

  • James - 2016-08-24
    7 weeks old girl $400 bottle fed and raised in captivity
Reply
Jessica - 2016-08-07
I'm interested in purchasing a baby squirrel. I'm located in Raleigh NC. Please feel free to reach me anytime at 919-618-2867. Thanks!!

Reply
Matthew chaney - 2016-07-11
I'm looking for a male baby grey. I have a 6 month old female grey. I'm looking for a friend for her. She has her own room and multiple things to play on. She is very welled tempered and loves to cuddle. I'm looking for a baby so I may have him as tame as her. I'm willing to drive any distance as shipping them through air travel is not the best option. Also willing to pay up to 400$ to show my investment as a pet. My other visits the vet often for checkups. I've done my research and have the room for another. Feel free to call or text. 901 237 1569 or email civicdxtyper@yahoo.com

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