CAN I KEEP IT, HUH, CAN I, CAN I!?!
scary squirrel world receives many, many letters from squirrelhuggers extolling the virtues of squirrels. None are more disturbing than those who confess to owning a pet squirrel.
scary squirrel world supports keeping squirrels in secure lock-down facilities as a partial solution to the current crisis. However, the wisdom of letting a maniacal chitterbox into one's home escapes us.
We also note that even amongst the most ardent squirrel supporters there is disagreement on this subject; and in many areas it is illegal to own a skwerl.
Therefore, we present you with a survey on the subject wherein you can express your opinion. We also offer you real information on caring for incarcerated bushytails should you capture one or more during a routine Anti-Squirrel Coalition mission.
The information on incacerating skwerls is courtesy of our wildlife rehabilitation consultant, Mary Cummins. Patriot Mary is a licensed wildlife rehabber specializing in skwerls. Although Patriot Mary adheres to an "enlightened" approach to chitterbox imprisonment (where are the daily lashings? the gruel for meals? the forced marches?), her advice is straightforward. Also note that she does not advocate for the early release of criminal nutzys.
KEEPING 'EM DOWN BUT NOT OUT...
PATRIOT MARY'S SQUIRREL CARE GUIDES
INCARCERATING SKWERLS WAS NEVER EASIER!*
CAGES, ACCESSORIES, ETC.
If you have a squirrel that can't be released back to the wild due to health problems or is a legal pet, here are some tips about keeping them healthy and happy... more info
RAISING TREE SQUIRRELS
For those looking for practical, easy to understand information on the care and raising of squirrels, we recommend Patriot Mary's guide to raising infant tree squirrels... more info
*Legal disclaimer: It is illegal to keep native squirrels as pets in most
states in the US but not all. Please check with your local Fish & Game
for specific laws. It is legal to have pet squirrels in some countries in
Europe, Asia and other countries. We do not advocate keeping squirrels as
pets. We do not have a pet squirrels. Exotic non-native squirrels are legal
pets in some if not most states with a permit from local animal services. If you have a permanent resident
squirrel, you probably need a Fish & Game permit. If you live
in a sanctuary, you may be exempt. If you are a licensed wildlife
rehabilitator, you may temporarily keep an injured squirrel. You must put to
sleep all permanently disabled or legally un-releasable squirrels. Use this
information at your own discretion. scary squirrel world assumes no responsibility for the
accuracy and/or content of this information. Please verify everything yourself. We do not
authorize any other use of this information for legal reasons.
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Did you know that a groundhog is really a type of squirrel? That most squirrels have yellow-tinted eye lenses that work like sunglasses to reduce glare? That tree squirrels can turn their hind feet completely around when climbing down a tree head-first? In Squirrels: The Animal Answer Guide, Richard W. Thorington Jr. and Katie Ferrell unveil the fascinating world of one of the "most watched" mammals on the planet. Includes numerous photos from our favorite website, scary squirrel world.
Squirrels: The Animal Answer Guide
Richard W. Thorington Jr. and Katie Ferrell
Johns Hopkins University Press