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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
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Jeff - 2015-05-05
I'm looking to buy a baby Fox Squirrel or Grey Squirrel. If you have one available, please let me know by email. Thanks

  • Mitsy - 2015-05-25
    Dear Jeff -
    I have (2) baby grey squirrels ready to go now. They are $400 each. Are you still interested?
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Eduardo - 2015-05-21
Hello, i live in Florida and I'd like to know if is legal to have gray squirrel, 'cause a really wanna buy one.

  • Clarice Brough - 2015-05-22
    First check with the Fish and Game Department to find out if there are any restrictions for the state. If they say it's cool, then be sure to check with your local authorities - city and county - to make sure they don't have any restrictions.
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Shinia - 2015-05-16
I have a baby squirrel and we recently had a kitten as well, they would play together all the time. We just had to get rid of the kitten because of allergies and our little squirrel is lonely. We are very interested in getting another baby squirrel. Please contact me via email. :)

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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
Reply
Jeff - 2015-05-05
I'm looking to buy a baby Fox Squirrel or Grey Squirrel. If you have one available, please let me know by email. Thanks

  • Mitsy - 2015-05-25
    Dear Jeff -
    I have (2) baby grey squirrels ready to go now. They are $400 each. Are you still interested?
Reply
Shinia - 2015-05-16
I have a baby squirrel and we recently had a kitten as well, they would play together all the time. We just had to get rid of the kitten because of allergies and our little squirrel is lonely. We are very interested in getting another baby squirrel. Please contact me via email. :)

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Robin - 2015-05-08
Anyone here purchase one from this person, location, how did you retrieve?

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