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Squirrel, Wildlife Feeders & Food
Squirrel feeders and food. Feed the squirrels in your garden with these fun, humors feeders built just for them.
Those rascally squirrels! You either love them or hate them. They are amazing athletes, can jump ridiculous distances, are agile as the dickens and determined beyond being called stubborn. They raid bird feeders, chew them to bits, damage and destroy expensive feeding stations. No matter what you do squirrels are going to be a part of your wildlife refuge. It's easier to give in and work with them instead of going insane. We just love them for their tenacity and creativity and the little rotters have given us more laughs as we do battle with them trying to thwart their relentless attempts to access our wild bird feeders.
Feeding squirrels can be fun and entertaining along with helping to deter them from your bird feeding stations. What do squirrels eat? In the wild they eat mostly eat nuts, seeds, grain, fruits and berries. Their favorite food is nuts with sunflower seeds as the second favorite. The urban squirrel, such as what we are dealing with, will eat just about anything you put out. They'll eat table scraps, apple cores, chips and anything else you care to pull out of your pantry. Now this system isn't always what is best for them so use common sense – do not feed salted items, dyed foods, sweets or candy. Natural foods and feed blends are best if you are going to regularly feed squirrels with carefully chosen table scraps as the occasional treat. A blend of seeds, nuts and corn is preferred by them. This should be given on a ground tray or table feeder to avoid seed blends and foods from getting wet and moldy. Only put out small amounts of feed at one time so no food is exposed to the weather for any period. Of course we don't always make it easy on them all the time. We like to use mainly squirrel feeders that offer the little guys a challenge - they can be fun and humors while trying to get to that ear of corn.