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American Gray Squirrel

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Bred animal myself,
Other

Gender: N/A

Appearance

5/5

Friendly

4/5

Easy to handle

5/5

Activity level

5/5

Visibility

5/5

Health

5/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

N/A

Easy to feed

N/A

Easy to provide habitat

5/5

Keeping Healthy And Happy Grey Squirrels

By

United States

Posted Apr 09, 2013

I've kept a large fourth acre cage of grey squirrels for over forty years now. I have trees and nest boxes inside the enclosure and they are very happy. I do not suggest trying to keep grey squirrels in the house with you because you'll always have problems.

They need wood and nuts to chew on because their incisor teeth keep growing all their life and they can get into trouble with their teeth if they are not provided with things to chew on and keep their teeth worn down.

You may start out with cute baby squirrels but they will grow up and males especially will grow wilder as they get older. I've known many people who had bad experiences when their cute baby squirrel grows up.

I do not recommend grey squirrels as a pet for children. My suggestion is to leave them in the wild and go out there and watch, photograph, and enjoy them.

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