(1) Where to find American Red Squirrels?

American Red Squirrel is one of the species of the Tree Squirrel. They are also known as 'Pine Squirrels' or 'Chickarees', 'Mount Graham red squirrel', 'North American red squirrel'.

(2) American Red Squirrels Facts

Length: 19 to 23 cms. Their Tail length is 15-20 cm.
Weight:230-250 gm
They are not dimorphic by gender, as males and females are of the same size.
The long tail of the Squirrel helps the squirrel to balance and steer when jumping from one tree to the other and running along branches and may keep the animal warm during sleep.
Color: Changes with time of year and location in the shade of color Red.
Fur Coat: Red color Squirrel are also found in Great Britain.  they sheds their coat twice a year, changing from thinner summer coat to thicker winter coat.
Nest:American Red Squirrel nests are made up of grass in the branches of spruce trees Or cavities in the trunks of poplar, spruce and walnut trees. Each individual squirrel builds and has available several nests within its territory and females with young offspring move between different nesting sites.  more

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(4) American Red Squirrel Habitat

American red squirrels are primarily habituating across entire North America. They can also be found in Canada and east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States. This is why they are called 'American' Red Squirrels. 

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(5) What do American Red Squirrel Eat? Diet?

50% Diet of the American Red Squirrel includes White Spruce Seeds. Other food are coniferous tree cones, Spruce buds and needles, mushrooms, poplar buds and catkins, Willow leaves, Bearberry, bird eggs, snowshoe, berries, flowers. They store these food items in their cache and use it during winter season. They also eat a variety of mushroom species, some of them are deadly to humans too.

(6) Where and how do American Red Squirrel Live?

American Red Squirrel nests are made up of grass in the branches of spruce trees Or cavities in the trunks of poplar, spruce and walnut trees. Each individual squirrel builds and has available several nests within its territory and females with young offspring move between different nesting sites. They must acquire a territory and midden prior to their first winter to survive. They can acquire a territory by competing for a vacant territory, creating a new one or by receiving all or part of a territory from their mothers.

Squirrels have been known to bury the object if they feel they are being wached. The do it by preparing the spot as it was before, for example digging a hole or widening a crack, miming the placement of the food, while the food was actually in their mouth, and then they cover up the cache as if they had hidden the object.

Their nest is known as "Drey", in the forks of trees, consisting mainly of the dry leaves and twigs. Male and Female may share the nest during brreding season and during winter they share a drey to stay warm.

They may also nest in the attic of exterior walls of a house. Eastern gray squirrels are more active than American Red Squirrel during the early and late hours of the day, and tend to avoid the heat in the middle of a summer day. They do not hibernate.

(7) Reproduction

When do they Breed: 1 litter per year
Gestation Period:31 to 35 days
Mother Care: The baby squirrels are taken care of by Female Squirrels for Seven weeks and they they leave the nest after 10 weeks.
Age when they can breed: 125 days
Age: 20 years in Zoos and 12.5 years in Wild.