Squirrel Facts

FEEDING RED SQUIRRELS

WHAT

Hazelnuts in their shells are one of the best types of food.

Monkey nuts are another favourite

Pine nuts, sunflower seeds, linseed,

Apples, carrot,

WHEN

All year round

HOW

From a feeder, high enough to discourage cats, head height on a tree trunk, wall, or shed are good places.

If possible near a quick escape route along a fence or wall.

ALSO

Keep feeders clean. Disinfect by scrubbing with Virkon S or Trigene. Wear rubber gloves.



For those who wish to know more about particular topics there is more detailed information available by using the links below. 

For feeding information see the  Northern Red Squirrels website :-


Is it a red or a grey? 


For those interested in forestry and planting for reds