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What Kind Of Nuts Will Squirrels Eat?

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Well a squirrel will eat just about any eatible nut they can find but I have also heard they eat dry corn,bird seed, and sunflower seed! But remember the most importend nut in the pack is a acorn! And that is also the most popular known!   Thank:)
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Evelyn Vaz answered
Squirrels mostly prefer eating Oak Tree nuts. And their diet comprises of wide variety of mostly vegetarian foods, insects or small animals. Apart from eating all of these their diet also comprises of fungi, insects, bird eggs and young birds, pine nuts, and acorns, plus a wide variety of other seeds, nuts, dried corn, fruits, twigs, buds, bark, leaves, pine cones, roots, and mushrooms. And on some other occasion almonds, English and black walnuts, oranges, avocados, apples, apricots, and a variety of other plants.


As they belong to the family of rodents, they also have the tendency of nibbling around. And in cases when they move around in soil, and began the ground forging process they may even feed on strawberries, tomatoes, corn, and other crops. And oh yeas, anything under the sun that smells yummy will definatelf be consumed by this family!!!
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Squirrels have special food just for them. You can go to a pet store and find squirrel food, formulated for them
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cindy frank answered
I don't think there are any nuts that are harmful to squirrels. I feed my squirrels peanuts. I also give them stale bread loaded with chunky peanut butter from the $1 store. They love it and it puts weight on them for the winter!
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John Smith answered
Squirrels love dry corn, peanuts and oak tree nuts they will also eat pine nuts, and acorns, plus a wide variety of other seeds, nuts, dried corn, fruits, twigs, buds, bark, leaves, pine cones, roots, mushrooms and sometimes almonds, English and black walnuts, oranges, avocados, apples, apricots, and a variety of other plants. Squirrels will eat anything that looks edible and tastes nice so if you were to make some healthy biscuits or a cake (wholemeal flour, skimmed milk etc) with some of the fruits and nuts listed above that might catch the squirrel’s attention. But if you do want to make biscuits/cake, look up any other ingredients that a squirrel can eat online because if you put an ingredient in that squirrels can’t eat obviously the squirrel will get ill and maybe die. If you want a squirrel to come to you get or make some of the foods listed above, go to a tree where you can see a squirrel(s) get your foods and brake it up (if a biscuit or cake) into some smaller pieces kneel down (don’t make any noise or sudden movements) and put your squirrel food on your thigh and rub it gently hopefully the squirrel will come to you.
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Anonymous answered
Doing project on squirrels they love dry corn and peanuts!!!!
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Squirrels have special food just for them.  You can go to a pet store and find squirrel food, formulated for them
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Cordell Law answered
Squirrels eat a variety of foods including fungi, insects, bird eggs and young birds, pine nuts, and acorns, plus a wide variety of other seeds, nuts, dried corn, fruits, twigs, buds, bark, leaves, pine cones, roots, and mushrooms. And on occasion -- almonds, English and black walnuts, oranges, avocados, apples, apricots, and a variety of other plants. During ground foraging they may feed on strawberries, tomatoes, corn, and other crops. And don't forget dog food, table scraps and whatever else smells good!
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John answered
Nylon lock nuts, wing nuts, hex nuts, square nuts, stainless steel nuts, zinc plated nuts just kidding, poisonous nuts (to humans), I have black walnuts and hickory nuts growing in the back yard and they seem to love them. One squirrel that visits likes them so much he has a black face from eating them. After his heavy meal he lays on a tree branch near the driveway with all four legs hanging down like he has eaten too much and then takes a siesta for about 30 minutes. I think it effects his ability to judge distance because he misses the tree branch when trying to jump off the garage roof to get away and falls to the ground all the time.
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Don't give them or any small animal/pet macadamia nuts.  Macadamia nuts
can effect muscles and for a small creature, that could be problematic
for their heart.

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I find the best nuts for squirrels are 410 or 12 gauge nuts.they have them and they never get in your car or attic again.your welcome

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