Eastern gray squirrels are omnivorous and eat food such as bird eggs, insects, seeds, nuts, buds, fungi, acorns, flowers, bark and baby birds. Their front teeth never stop growing so they don’t wear out due to constant gnawing.
Eastern gray squirrels originated in the eastern United States but can now be found as far west as California, Oregon and Washington. They have also been introduced to parts of Europe and Canada. The squirrels prefer living in tree hollows, but if a hollow can’t be found, they build large nests in treetops out of leaves and twigs. They are normally active during the day but may have days of inactivity during winter months.