The coconut helps keeping away lice,
ticks, skin mites and other parasites.
You can add whole or crushed,
I recommend crushed:
walnuts, hazelnuts, pinenuts,
pecans, pistachios, and pumpkin seeds.
No peanuts or other nuts and seeds.
Put them in a small aluminum tray, remember to fold down the sharp edges
so nobody cuts themselves.
Flash heat them in the oven
for about 5 minutes, at 220c/425f.
To get rid of any microscopic fungus
or mold, that aren't visible to the eye.
Then you add the most important thing, organic coconut oil.
Virgin oil or not, doesn't matter.
Slowly heated until liquid,
no boiling it as boild coconut oil
are highly toxic, even for us humans.
In the summer,
put it in the refrigerator in the morning
and put it outside in the evening, over night.
Make it a routine and your squirrels
will do the same.
Squirrels get up at sunrise anyway and
this way, the coconut won't go bad in the sun.