Flashcards in Squirrel Biofacts Deck (36):
Weight of fox squirrel
Which is larger- fox squirrel or gray squirrel?
On the fox squirrel, what part of its body is colored cinnamon
Weight of gray squirrel
July-September and December-February
How many squirrels are born at a time?
When do the eyes open?
When do they start climbing?
venture the ground at how old?
weaned at how old?
When do they become mature?
When does feeding start?
morning and late afternoon
When does mass migration occur?
when food supply is depleted
What percent of young squirrels make up the yearly population?
A population of how many squirrels per acre is considered good?
one squirrel per acre
What are some external parasites that have rendered squirrels to breed?
mites, chiggers, and fleas
What is the daily food requirement?
What is the main food stay and what percent do they make up of the total weight?
How old do trees have to be to make acorns?
How do they get their calcium?
eating antlers, bones, seeds, and fruit
What is the preferred food?
The best habitat is mature woods or irreguarly shaped tracts of how many acres?
Gray squirrels prefer cover found along what?
What is preffered for nurseries?
Production is how much more successful in tree cavities than leaf nests?
How old do trees need to be in order to produce tree cavities?
40 yrs old
An area needs what percent of hardwood trees to maintain good habitat?
Is water required daily?
How long can they go without water?
Fox squirrel range over a year?
Average and minimum range of a fox squirrel?
10 acres; minimum 2 acres
average and minimum range of a gray squirrel?
8 acres; minimum 2 acres
Gray squirrel range over a year?
What management practice will minimize competition?