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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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Hello everyone,i am new here. my names are Jeffery forty,i live at 1206 McKinley Avenue Denver CO.i am a Quality Control Analyst and i presently have healthy male... (more)  jeffery

   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


jeffery - 2018-06-11
Hello everyone,i am new here. my names are Jeffery forty,i live at 1206 McKinley Avenue Denver CO.i am a Quality Control Analyst and i presently have healthy male and female eastern gray squirrels available for sale,email at jforty42@yahoo.com for more details.

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jeffery - 2018-06-11
Hello everyone,i am new here. my names are Jeffery forty,i live at 1206 McKinley Avenue Denver CO.i am a Quality Control Analyst and i presently have healthy male and female eastern gray squirrels available for sale,email at jforty42@yahoo.com for more details.

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jeffery - 2018-06-11
Hello everyone,i am new here. my names are Jeffery forty,i live at 1206 McKinley Avenue Denver CO.i am a Quality Control Analyst and i presently have healthy male and female eastern gray squirrels available for sale,email at jforty42@yahoo.com for more details.

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Rj Kenney - 2018-06-07
I need gray squirrel

  • Jared - 2018-06-08
    we still have the baby squirrel available, leave a text or call (909) 589-1328
  • Jared - 2018-06-08
    we still have the baby squirrel available, leave a text or call (909) 589-1328
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Rj Kenney - 2018-06-07
I need gray squirrel

  • Jared - 2018-06-08
    we still have the baby squirrel available, leave a text or call (909) 589-1328
  • Jared - 2018-06-08
    we still have the baby squirrel available, leave a text or call (909) 589-1328
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Mike - 2018-04-05
Two eastern grey squirrels, m&f, rescues, 4.5 weeks, thriving, available for adoption in west TN. No shipping. Eyes closed, flea free, healthy and happy. Have no intentions of keeping them as pets, only long enough to adopt out. Pickup is local only, no exceptions.

  • Chris Tull - 2018-04-06
    Still available?? Chris i selmer Tn
  • Chris Tull - 2018-04-06
    Still available ?? Chris Tull 731 610-5572 Selmer tn
  • Chris Tull - 2018-04-06
    please contact me 731 610-5572
  • Chris Tull - 2018-04-06
    Mike Can you give me a call,, seven three one six one zero five five seven two ,,Thanks
  • Anonymous - 2018-04-15
    Hello. Are the babies still available? I’ve raised bottle fed Eastern Grays and had one live with me for four years. I have a veterinarian who treats them and regular check ups. Interested in adopting the female but will keep them together if preferred.
  • Dennis - 2018-04-16
    I’m very interested in adopting one of these babies if available. Ours passed last year and it is time for another baby. Please let me know if you still have them.
  • Dennis - 2018-04-16
    I’m in Memphis and have been looking to get another squirrel. Ours passed last year and I think I’m ready to adopt again.
  • Dennis - 2018-04-17
    i forgot to leave my number. 901-481-2079.
  • Lada Aycock - 2018-04-18
    I live in Parsons,would you please consider me,i have experience,a huge cage,freedom to spend all my time with it,and I know completely the amount of work and diet involved. My number is 731-549-0644 thank you.
  • Landon - 2018-05-30
    304 250 5436 really need a friend again.. my best friend oast away a few days ago an I know it won't be the same but I want to try with another guy squirrel please I f any one has one pleas let call or text me
  • Rietta - 2018-06-06
    Mike we are in South Western, Ky.
    Tenn is just a drive away. If you are still looking to place your pups in a loving and active exotic home.

    We would love to hand raise a pup. I just recently hand fed a wild tree squirrel at the Parthenon in Nashville. I sat for quite a while waiting on one brave squirrel.

    A female came and took food directly from my hand. Put her teeth on me but didnt bite. It was amazing. Im a retired veteran and am usually at home working with my pets on training. If you still have a baby and want or still need a great home... we are waiting your response. 2704846307
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Darcy - 2018-04-01
Looking to adopt/rehab grey babies. My squirrel passed unexpectedly yesterday and I am heart broken and lost. We were extremely bonded. He was my little son. Vet-tech/b.s. animal science. Located in East TN. 😢

  • Paula Rosero - 2018-04-08
    yes still available call on 909 245 3325
  • Anonymous - 2018-04-28
    Darcy, did you get a squirrel from this seller?
  • anita - 2018-05-03
    Thanks dear your baby squirrel did get bonded to me so much, hope i get a different sex from you next in a months time
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Paula Rosero - 2018-04-08
Urgent Urgent have 3 litters of babies Squirrels available for sale. These little cuties are adorable, Mum and Dad are living with us and they are well trained,Anyone interested should give me a message on 909 245 3325

  • Paula Rosero - 2018-04-10
    yea still available. text me on (719) 245-8280
  • Tracy Robinson - 2018-04-09
    Looking for baby squirrel
  • John - 2018-04-09
    Hey i was wondering if you still have any baby squirrels left
  • Darla - 2018-04-12
    Do you still have baby squirrels? Where are you located?
  • Paula Rosero - 2018-04-17
    yes i still have the baby leave me a message on (909) 589-1328
  • Anonymous - 2018-04-23
    How much.
  • Anon - 2018-04-25
    May I ask how much one of your squirrels is?
  • Anon - 2018-04-25
    What is the price?
  • Anon - 2018-04-25
    What is the price?
  • Anonymous - 2018-04-26
    Can anyone verify this seller?
  • Jennipher - 2018-04-29
    BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!!!! This person is a straight up scammer. Asks to send deposit via amazon gift card and then it suddenly doesn’t work. Also says you need to pay for some documentation to have them shipped with another amazon gift card. When I refused to do so & requested the “agency’s” information so I could call and pay them directly for shipping, I was sent a bogus site which was then followed up with a super ridiculous attempt to a professional email with the shipping details....if you want to call it that. OH! And don’t forget the confirmation call, before 8am on a Sunday morning from Cameroon, AFRICA!!
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