No peanuts for squirrels!

Updated: Sep 16


Here's why you should NEVER

feed peanuts to squirrels!

Unless they are chipmunks

or ground squirrels,

which are immune to the following:

I understand your confusion,

cause most wildlife prepackaged foods

contain peanuts both with

and without shells.

They do this out of the simple fact,

that peanuts are so inexpensive

that they use them to fill up their packages.

So make sure you buy some

without peanuts!

.

Reason 1:

The shell of the peanut

can contain an undetectable fungus.

This fungus, or mold has been linked

to permanent brain damage,

such as epilepsy and seizures,

as well as heart, liver and lung failures.

.

Reason 2:

The Peanuts are a legume, like a bean,

not an actual nut.

When raw they contain a trypsin inhibitor,

a substance that inhibits or prevents protein

from being absorbed into the body.

This can lead to irreversible and

permanent damages.

Even if the peanut is roasted at

300 degrees Fahrenheit

for the required 30 minutes,

there's still a chance of the fungus

and the trypsin to survive.

.

Reason 3:

They are basically like eating potato chips.

They are the most unhealthy "nut"

in the category.

Like iceberg lettuce is the worst

in their category.

.

Conclusion:

A general rule when feeding wildlife,

is to never give them something

that isn't naturally grown in your country.

Squirrels won't eat peanuts on their own,

unless there's absolutely no other option

or alternatives available.

A simple fact is,

it's better to be safe and

not give them any peanuts,

than sorry for shortening their lifespan

with a long, slow and very painful death.


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