The Eurasian Red Squirrel, as its name implies, was born in Europe and mainly lives in the United Kingdom. This cute little animal is about to face the danger of extinction. If the country does not take corresponding measures to protect the animal, then the Eurasian Red Squirrel will grow from the earth in the near future. disappear.
Eurasian Red Squirrels are currently mainly distributed in most coniferous forests in the world, and often move south into deciduous forest areas.
Morphological Characteristics of Eurasian Red Squirrel
It has a larger body, an outgoing personality, agile movements, and is lively, cute and pleasant. The ideal body length of the adult Eurasian Red Squirrel is about 30 cm, and the tail length is about 20 cm.
The large plant-based omnivorous Eurasian Red Squirrel has a bright reddish brown body and a white belly. The ears have long hairs. Under normal circumstances, the Australian red squirrel is standing, with its mouth almost constantly eating.
Feeding Knowledge of Eurasian Red Squirrel
Eurasian Red Squirrel mainly feed on the seeds of Fagaceae plants in the external environment. Of course, they also eat insects. Therefore, if they are raised at home, they can be fed some animal food.
Nuts such as walnuts and chestnuts are favorites of squirrels. Biting off the hard shell is not only a game for squirrels, but it can also help wear out teeth. It is best to feed this type of food frequently. If artificial feed is the main food, apples and other foods should also be supplemented.
Good feed and scientific management are important conditions to ensure the normal growth and development of Eurasian Red Squirrel, as well as to improve squirrel production capacity and improve varieties. Special attention should be paid to the content and quality of protein in the feed ratio. The feed for squirrels includes mixed feed, roughage and green juicy feed. Feeding is divided into three times a day in the morning, noon and night, and a fixed feeding point every day is necessary. For young Eurasian Red Squirrel, the number of feedings should be appropriately increased to ensure that it feeds at any time and meets its energy and nutritional needs for growth and development.
In different periods, Eurasian Red Squirrel have different changes in their nutritional requirements for food. For female squirrels, the feed should be diversified during pregnancy and lactation, and the feed should be as fresh as possible, with complete nutrients to meet the nutritional needs of the growth and development of the fetus or young, especially to increase the protein content of the diet. For pups at different developmental stages, attention must also be paid to the composition of the nutritional structure of food.
Male Eurasian Red Squirrel should strengthen their nutrition during the mating period and recovery period, and increase the supply of fish meal and milk; however, it should be noted that if the supply of carbohydrates exceeds the feeding standard, the Eurasian Red Squirrel’s physical fitness will be reduced, which will affect its growth rate.
The drinking water of squirrels must be clean. Change the water frequently in summer and avoid drinking frozen water in winter to reduce the possibility of poor animal health and infection.