Russian Red Tree Squirrel is very delicate and has a more docile personality. Many people are willing to keep it as a pet.
Morphological Characteristics of Russian Red Tree Squirrel
The Russian Red Tree Squirrel also changes its coat color in different seasons. As a squirrel, it is essential that it has a fluffy and dense tail. The limbs and front and rear feet are longer, but the forelimbs are shorter than the hind limbs.
Russian Red Tree Squirrel have relatively well-developed ear shells, which can reach the eyes when they are folded forward. In winter, the ears have a bunch of black long hair. The back of the whole body is from the snout end to the base of the tail, the sides of the body and the outside of the limbs are brown-gray, the hair base is gray-black, and the hair tip is brown or gray. The abdomen is from the back of the lower collar to the base of the tail, and the inner limbs are white. The back and belly of the tail are brown-black, the hair base is gray, and the hair tip is brown-black. The muzzle, cheeks, and bulge are as colored as the back, but it is blueish gray, the ear shells are dark gray, and the winter hair has large black tufts. Individual coat colors vary greatly, such as blue-gray, gray, brown-gray, dark gray, and dark-brown. With regional differences, the color of the coat also changes. For example, the color of Liaoning squirrels is grayish, while the color of squirrels in southern my country is darker. In addition, the color of the coat is also affected by the season, with gray or grayish brown in winter and black or dark brown in summer.
Feeding Points of Russian Red Tree Squirrel
Russian Red Tree Squirrel do not have special dietary requirements. The food choices can be diversified and do not need to be too single. Russian Red Tree Squirrel like other pine trees like walnuts, chestnuts, etc., to prevent the growth of rodents. Feed this type of food often.
Russian Red Tree Squirrel generally feed on the seeds of Fagaceae plants, but they also eat a lot of insects in nature, so it is best to also feed some animal food. If artificial feed is the main food, apples and other foods should also be supplemented. You can also feed some foods such as cucumbers, tomatoes and watermelons in summer and autumn.
The feed for feeding Russian Red Tree Squirrel includes mixed feed, roughage and green juicy feed.
Mixed feed: generally composed of barley, wheat, corn, soybeans and husks, the content is 25% barley or wheat, 20% corn, 15% soybean cake, 10% soybeans, 20% drum skin, 6% fish meal, 3% bone meal And 1% table salt.
Coarse feed: mainly peanuts, sunflowers and walnuts.
Green and succulent feed: cabbage, carrots, rape, mulberry leaves, wintergreen leaves.
The daily feed amount for each Russian Red Tree Squirrel is about 30 grams of mixed feed, 200-250 grams of roughage, and 150-200 grams of 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.