Different Kinds of Squirrels

different-kinds-of-squirrelsThere are many different kinds of squirrels, also known as chipmunks, that can be found in different regions of the world. Squirrels are small, furry mammals of the order Rodentia (rodents). Rodents are known to be among the smartest mammals on Earth. Squirrels are not just highly intelligent, social beings, but they also have a strong sense of community, and they are known to possess great empathy. They help other species in times of need and they may even develop strong emotional ties with other species, such as humans, dogs, cats etc. As most rodents, squirrels live in societies that have developed complex ways of communicating with other members of their society. Perhaps they have not developed language skills as such, but they surely communicate with and understand each other.

In northern Europe, perhaps the most common kinds of squirrels are red squirrels, who in Scotland are known as Grampian squirrels. These furry, friendly little animals are mostly vegetarian but they are sometimes forced to eat bugs to survive. What is probably one of the most common known facts about squirrels’ diets is that they love all sorts of nuts. This is definitely true, as these little mammals are crazy about nuts and it is their preferred food. Probably the main reason why the choose this diet is because it provides them with plenty of protein and fat to get through the winter.

As mentioned before, squirrels are not just extremely intelligent, social animals, but they also have a strong sense of community and they are known to possess great empathy and cooperate with other species in times of need. They can even develop emotional ties with other species, such as humans, dogs, cats and are known to enjoy being petted and cuddle with each other and even with other animals.