Squirrel eating habits

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angelstr25
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Squirrel eating habits

Postby angelstr25 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:34 pm

My squirrel seems to be eating a lot and he seems a little on the heavy side is this bad or is this normal Am I supposed to limit his food?

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Re: Squirrel eating habits

Postby DinNorman » Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:13 am

Increased appetite and weight gain are typical in the fall. This helps squirrels endure the cold winters in nature. In captive environment, the weight gain tends to stay around, so limiting the food intake and calorie density is good to do. Diabetes secondary to overweight is not that uncommon in flyers so do what you can without getting drastic.
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