In the wild, grey squirrels hoard their nuts for the winter, building up a supply of food and burying each nut in different areas so they have food through the colder months. When squirrels are taken in as pets, their natural tendencies to hoard do not go away. Instead, squirrels adapt their hoarding and burying techniques to survive. Even if it means burying acorns in some unusual places!

Of course, you can always give your pet squirrel some squirrel food blends, rather than nuts. Your long-hair dog might appreciate that!


About The Author Kristen Sydelko

Kristen is the Web Coordinator at PetSolutions. She has over 5 years of experience working in the pet care industry, with many more years of pet ownership experience! When not at PetSolutions, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family (which includes an extremely spoiled Lab mix), crafting, and trying to decide when to set her fish tank back up.

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