Eastern gray squirrels usually nest in tree cavities. They eat a variety of food, including nuts, seeds, fruit, and insects. They like to bury their food to save it for later; though they have a terrible memory. They’re indirectly responsible for planting many trees. Eastern gray squirrels breed twice a year, once in the spring and once in late summer. Their litter size usually ranges between two and three babies.
If you find a baby squirrel, please follow these simple steps:
If you cannot reach the nest, place in the baby a container, such as a wicker basket, right near the tree where the baby was found. You can put a sock filled with warmed rice in the basket to help keep the baby warm.
If a baby squirrel is following people or attempting to climb them, the baby is likely orphaned. Please call us at 202-882-1000.