Squirrel Fun Facts

Apr 06, 2012 Comments Off by
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Squirrel Fun Facts – True or False?

Do squirrels…

  • Can jump up to 20 feet
  • Smell a female in heat from up to a mile away
  • Have double-jointed hind legs


  • Mate in February through May
  • Give birth to 2-4 young per litter
  • Have 5 toes on back feet and 4 toes on front
  • Have front toes are very sharp for gripping tree bark
  • Can eat their own body weight every week
  • Can fall up to 100 feet without hurting themselves
  • Use their tail for balance and as a parachute
  • Have eyes that are positioned so that they can see things behind them


(all questions are True!)



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