Wild and Natural Foods:
Daily Recommendation: unlimited while in season.
- magnolia cones
- pine cones
- pine branches
- pine bark
- branch tips
- dandelion greens
- whatever the wild squirrels outside in your neighborhood are eating is what's natural to their diet. Be careful while gathering them and rule out that the area hasn't been treated with pesticides.
- live or dried mealworms
- live moths
- hard-boiled eggs
- plain yogurt
Daily Recommendation: 2 slices
- passion fruit
Nuts and Seeds:
Daily Recommendation: 2 nuts, still in shell.
- macadamia nuts
- roasted unsalted pumpkin seeds
- sesame seeds (high in calcium)
Something to Chew On:
- tree branches
- sea shells
CAUTION: SOME SEEDS AND PITS CAN BE TOXIC
|FOODS TO AVOID:
Many of the foods that squirrels can eat go well with a grilled chicken dinner. Asparagus, zucchini, and sweet potatoes are good choices. How long to cook chicken on the grill? Preheat the grill to 375 or 400 and cook the chicken on both sides for 6-8 minutes.
- all dried vegetables or fruits
- avocados (high in fat, toxic skin and pits)
- pototato sprouts
- palm hearts
- fresh or dried corn
- fruit juice
- cashew nuts
- sunflower seeds
- pine nuts (will cause calcium loss)
- commercial squirrel food at stores, pet treats, seed mixes
- sugary foods such as candy, cookies, sodas, sweetened yogurt, candy nuts, sweetened breakfast cereals, chocolate etc
- junk foods, chips, crackers, anything salted
- artificial sweeteners or any food items that contain them.
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