Flying squirrels are omnivores with diets consisting of a variety of foods, such as nuts, seeds, fruits insects and fungi. Flying squirrels that reside in southern regions tend to be a bit more carnivorous, and they even eat eggs, carrion and birds.Continue Reading
There are two different types of flying squirrel: northern and southern. The southern species tends to be smaller in size, with a maximum length of approximately 8 to 10 inches, while the northern species is a larger, growing to an approximate length of 10 to 12 inches.
Flying squirrels are also known as gliding squirrels, as they possess a membrane between their front and back legs that allows them to glide through the air.Learn more about Rodents
Squirrels are vegetarians, known to eat a wide variety of nuts, fruits and other vegetarian foods, but flying squirrels have been known to eat small birds, insects and eggs. Among some foods squirrels have been known to eat are various kinds of nuts, seeds and various fruits.Full Answer >
Squirrels eat peanuts and a wide range of other nuts, seeds, eggs, young birds and fungi. Squirrels also eat small animals, including insects and caterpillars. They tend to store food in their burrows after collecting it to eat whenever needed.Full Answer >
Squirrels are mostly vegetarians and eat a diet consisting of nuts, seeds, fruits and some types of green vegetation. Because squirrels are often found in urban environments, they are prone to scavenging what they can from bird feeders, and many people also set out dried ears of corn especially for squirrels.Full Answer >
Flying squirrels live in the wild in the Pacific Northwest of North America and can also be found living at a few zoos around the country. They like to eat fruit, nuts, fungi and bird eggs.Full Answer >