Top 10 Interesting Facts About Squirrels You Should Know

Did You Know Most Of The Electrical Disruptions Are Caused By Squirrels?

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September 9, 2020

What are Squirrels?

Squirrels are the members of family Sciuridae which consists of small to medium sized rodents. Their family friends include tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, flying squirrels.

In temperate climates, squirrels often store or bury seeds and nuts for the winter. This makes them important seed dispersers, since not all of them survive to return to their cache.

Lifespan

  • 5-10 years in the wild.
  • 10-20 years in captivity.

Types

  • Tree squirrels.
  • Ground squirrels.
  • Flying squirrels.

Family

  • Belongs to animalia kingdom
  • Family – Sciuridae
 Squirrels Lifespan Did You Know Most Of The Electrical Disruptions Are Caused By Squirrels Facts curated by factober

Facts about squirrels

Can sniff out buried food under the snow.

Facts about Squirrels

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THEIR FRONT TEETH NEVER STOPS GROWING. Squirrel Facts Curated by Factober

Squirrels belong to the rodent family. The main characteristic of this family animals is that their incisors always keep growing. Incisors are the front teeth present in most mammals.

Their front teeth never stops growing.

Fun Facts

1. They often dig the food belonging to others.

2. They can’t digest cellulose. So, they’ve to rely on foods rich in protein, carbohydrates, and fats.

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