Why are squirrels bad pets?

Updated: Apr 6

Why are squirrel bad pets?


1:. They need free roam

of the whole house.

You CANNOT cage a squirrel,

read reason 6.

They will always have

50 times more energy than you,

and it's your job to stimulate

and help them spend that energy,

every, single, day!

No exceptions,

no days off, no sick days,

no going to work and

no going on vacations!

They get up at sunrise,

which in the summer time is around

4:30 to 5:00, and you have to be ready

to stimulate, watch over and

take care of them.

2:. They are expensive!

Organic foods such as nuts,

seeds, fruits and vegetables.

They are highly sensitive

to chemicals and pesticides,

so all food have to be careful cleaned

and managed for optimal health.

They also need

regular veterinarian checks,

twice per year.

If you can even find a vet

that will take a squirrel.

3:. They are destructive!

Your whole house

needs to be made squirrel friendly.

Wires, chargers, phones, shoes,

perfume, makeup, plants,

human food and plastic.

Can NOT be accessible!

Wooden tables, chairs, shelves

and frames will be destroyed,

get scratches and have bite marks.

4:. They cannot be left alone

at home for more than a few hours.

Only if they nap!

Read reason 1 and 6.

5:. They can live up to 20 years.

6:. If they are left alone, or caged,

they will start to peace,

stereotypical behavior,

stereotypy (Google).

If that happens,

they will go insane and do self-harm

such as biting their own legs and tail off.

At this point,

they will also attack their owner

with permanent damages.

Such as, split or crushed finger bones,

nerve damages, ripped eyes

with possible blindness

and deep lacerations everywhere.

7:. You can not have guests over.

Either they will be scared

out of their minds,

or they will see any guests

as a threat to their territory.

They will defend it, with their lives.

8:. You can not have a new pet,

while you have a squirrel.

9:. You live and breathe by their rules,

not the other way around.

You have to adapt to them

and their every need!

10:. Most squirrels can never

be house trained, they will poop

and pee anywhere and everywhere.


These are only the first 10 reasons.

Also keep in mind

that in many countries and states,

it's illegal to capture and keep

wildlife in captivity.

Some squirrel species

are on the endangered list,

and there for a federal crime

to capture or keep in captivity.

*Disclaimer: Results may vary.


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