The conditions of detention squirrel home
Proteins quite easily accustomed to humans, but it is not always the case. Each animal has its own individual character.
This forest animal, unlike many other rodents, is awake a day, which is very good for keeping it at home. One of the characteristics of proteins is its activity. She's always busy with something, is in motion. So for her it's nice to see such a small animal does not get bored. In addition, she is curious and gullible, which is also positive for domestic animals.
The organization of the habitat of squirrels, you need to remember its features. So she was not bored, felt comfortable, choose a cage for its spacious and light inside which make the "hollow" where the animal can relax and retire if necessary. Cage for one animal the most optimal size 120х120х120, with its house-hollow can take about a third of the entire space. The frame of her cage should be metal, otherwise it can gnaw through it and escape. For the entertainment of rodent put the wheel in which it can run. In addition, building proteins need to put a thick branch, about her small animal will sharpen their teeth and claws that grow in her lifetime. It is desirable in the cell to make many different levels in which it will be able to jump in and waste your tremendous energy.
Do not forget to regularly clean out the cage at the animal. If you have it raised, it can sometimes release to walk around the house only under supervision. Otherwise, this rodent can spoil your furniture. These walks will add variety to the life of squirrels, improve her mood, to satisfy the curiosity and will allow you to burn off excess energy.
Care for the squirrel and feeding
In any case, do not overfeed protein, it's bad for her health and may cause death of the animal.
The diet of these rodents must be contained nuts, fruits, vegetables, seeds, berries, mushrooms, shoots and even buds. Sometimes they can be palagonite the bird eggs, hard boiled and insects. The latter can be replaced by flour worms, powder of beef and fish bones. Squirrels can give dried fruit, unopened spruce and pine cones, acorns, sunflower seeds, grains, pumpkin seeds or flax, dried mushrooms, white bread or crackers. Sometimes it is useful to drink milk, eat cheese or cheese. Don't forget every day she poured fresh water, which should be available round the clock. In any case, do not feed the animal with almonds and salted, smoked, sweet and fried foods. Such food is harmful rodents and can kill him.
Care protein unpretentious. It is not necessary to bathe or cut hair. She watches her skin. Can occasionally brushed her during the shedding period in order to facilitate and speed up the process. Don't forget to clean the cage about 2-3 times a week. It is especially necessary to monitor the pending squirrel reserves, so they do not spoil remove them.
The key to a healthy squirrel is a moderate diet and stay active. Every day she needs to 45-50 gr. a variety of food. In the wild they live about 3-4 years. In a good home it can accommodate up to 10, and in rare cases even up to 15 years.