Richardson Ground Squirrel
Richardson Ground Squirrels are ground dwelling and unlike tree squirrels, they prefer digging and hiding in tunnels over climbing. They require a medium to large size cage where they will be able to be down in their bedding and some sort of nesting box to make them feel safe. Rodent block, timothy hay, fresh greens, seeds and fruit make up the ground squirrel's main diet. Obesity can be a point of concern and a weight management diet is important once they are full grown.
Ground squirrels have an average lifespan of 3-5 years in captivity. All of our ground squirrels were born in the spring of this year unless stated otherwise.