Toxic foods are poisonous to squirrels and should be completely avoided.
- Avocado skin/pits
- Fruit pits/seeds
Unhealthy foods won’t necessarily cause lasting harm to squirrels but should still be limited.
- High-sugar foods (candy, cookies, granola, sweetened breakfast cereals)
- High-starch foods (pasta, bread, rice, potatoes)
- Salty foods
- Human junk food
- Sunflower seeds
- Dried corn
- Pine nuts - Raw Pine Nuts straight out of pine cones are a natural part of a wild squirrel's diet. However, packaged pine nuts could be very unhealthy for squirrels, especially pet squirrels and those in temporary captivity.
Healty nuts include: acorns, pumpkin seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, walnuts, pecans, pistachios, and peanuts (unsalted).
Read about safe food for squirrels here: Food for Squirrels
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