We all know from childhood illustrations for children's books depicting the squirrel, as a rule, against the hollow holding legs in walnut or mushroom.Well, illustrators partly right - it really is their favorite food.But only you?So, where they live and what they eat proteins?
Proteins spread almost the entire territory of Russia, where forests grow.They live in the forest, where most of conifers and deciduous or mixed forests, trying to organize their homes in the old arrays, because there is more food.They can also settle in urban parks and gardens, close to the man, where happy to take food from hands.Most of us believe that eating proteins only vegetarian food.In fact this is not true.Besides the seeds of trees that make up the core of their diet (in coniferous forests - is the seed cones and pine nuts, and leafy - beech and hazel nuts, acorns), they eat mushrooms and berries, fruits, flower buds.They also eat a variety of beetles and butterflies, may on occasion, and to destroy birds' nests, dri
proteins arrange their homes only in the trees.In deciduous forests, they prefer to live in the hollows, which arrange themselves a soft bed of grass, dry moss, foliage.Those who live in coniferous forests animals build their nests from twigs spherical shape, called Heine, who is also from the inside is lined with soft materials at hand.Normally, proteins build up to 15 nests in which they live for 2-3 days, and then move to the new, with males and females live separately.In the winter cold protein rarely leaves his hiding place, being there in a state of half asleep.
summer and autumn of proteins create their own reserves for the winter, adding edible in hollows of trees, bark cracks, digging the roots and hang on the branches of mushrooms.However, on their stocks very quickly forgotten, then finding them by accident in the winter, the smell, breaking his snow tunnel.Noticed that eating protein is usually high-quality products, but inexperienced young people can make a mistake and pick up the worm-eaten or rotten nut or mushroom.These extraordinarily moving animals differ strikingly diligence regarding the harvesting of stocks for the winter, producing kilograms of mushrooms, nuts and berries, trying to collect as much as possible, as there are.Protein consumed daily 80 g food spring and summer and winter, and 35 g.
Squirrels can live in captivity, and because of its cleanliness, they do not require particularly careful care.It is enough to clean the cage three times a week, including removing food.Keep homepage protein you need in a large cage or aviary, which must necessarily be the wheel.From time to time the animal can be released, after closing the windows and removing objects that can harm him.Living in captivity squirrel eating nuts (almonds can not feed!), Acorns, fruit, berries.To make food similar to what they eat proteins in nature, sometimes they need to treat the quail eggs and mealworms.Also in the diet should be present vitamins and minerals.
With good care squirrel living in captivity can live up to 12 years.Under natural conditions, the life expectancy of these animals is 3.5 years.