Squirrels For Sale

Pet Squirrels

Native to the Americas, Africa and Eurasia, squirrels belong in the Sciuridae family. This family consists of tiny to medium sized rodents including flying squirrels, tree squirrels, chipmunks, ground squirrels, prairie dogs, marmots and woodchucks. According to zoologists, dated back in Eocene, the earliest known squirrels are very close relative to mountain beaver and dormouse.

Though squirrels can live in every climate, global warming and continuously changing habitat conditions may cause some trouble for them. Squirrels are very adaptive in nature, because of this quality they can live in some of the harshest parts of the world. While Ground squirrels can be found living in two of the hottest deserts in the world, Mohave Desert and Kalahari Desert, Arctic ground squirrels have evolved to thriving in extreme environments.

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A suitable and specious cage is very essential for squirrels. While adult squirrel needs a bigger cage to climb around, babies require a small cage so they don't hurt themselves. At least 3' tall cage without much shelves and ladder will be ok for your pet. A cage having enough climbing room and some stick of wood to chew on will be a nice housing for squirrel.

Keeping some hardwood stick in cage is a good idea as it plays an important role for squirrel's dental health and teething babies. You can drape fabric over the back and top of the cage, as it makes squirrel feel more secure.

You can also keep newspaper on the bottom of the cage. Squirrels need a lot of space to roam around freely and as keeping them inside the house is not a good idea, you must think of an outdoor cage.

These tiny pets have strong teeth which help them to chew almost everything, so make the doors of the cage a little tough to open. If you have an outdoor cage, make sure that they are well-protected from the sun, wind, rain and other animals. If you don't want to keep your cute pets in cage, nest box and hammocks are also considered as a good housing for your squirrels.

In order to make a comfortable place to sleep, you can keep shoe box with a folded blanket or other soft material in the cage. You can put your old T-shirt in the nest box to make a good bed for your pet. Don't use towels as squirrels can get claws caught in the loop of thread. Change or wash the T-shirt once a week.

When it comes to baby squirrel you have to be more careful. Babies cant thermo regulate themselves that means they can't keep themselves warm without assistance or help. Putting a heating pad inside the cage is a good idea but make sure that the temperature doesn't go up 100 degree Celsius. Never feed a cold squirrel as they can't digest food.


Being active is very important for their overall health and well being. Just like human being, your little pets may also need some playtime and exercises.

Exercise and playing: To keep your little pets healthy and active, you can put some stuffed toys of their size in the cage and nest box, squirrels love to wrestle with the small toys. You can attach some tree branches or natural wood bird perches to the side of their cage. It will give them a natural home like feeling.

While squirrels are active for a couple of hours after sunrise and a few before dusk, the rest of the time they can be found resting. When they are awake, they are super active, running and climbing everywhere.

For at least an hour a day you can allow them to run around your living room. Before letting them do so, ensure that all the all electrical wires are secured otherwise squirrels may chew them. Make sure the other pets like dogs and cats are not around them. Place a tall cat tree as squirrels love to climb.

Just for precautions you should keep squirrels from someone who has a virus or cold. Wash your hands with soap before touching and feeding them to stave them away from infections. Keep the surrounding area of the cage clean.

Avoid too much physical contact with squirrels as they are very prone to infections.

Keep names and numbers of veterinarian handy. Make sure to take them for regular check-ups.

Give squirrels things to chew: Squirrels need things to chew on as their teeth grow 6 inches a year. Give them flavored wood chews, sterilized bone chew for rabbits, pieces of hard wood, sterilized cow hoofs etc. They also love to chew on tree branches.

Squirrels Diet

Squirrels mostly depend on foods that are enriched with protein, fat and carbohydrate as they can't digest cellulose. Their diet consists primarily of various plants, nuts, seeds, fruits, fungi, and green vegetables. Don't rely solely on packaged squirrel food available at stores. If you only feed them "squirrel food", they will gradually become malnourished.

Food for adult squirrels: Give Rodent blocks such as Mazuri or Henry's Healthy Blocks, Harlan Teklad along with vegetables and fruits to them. You can treat them with nuts occasionally.

For babies: Fox Valley milk replacement is must for babies. Using a syringe feed this milk to baby squirrels. Esbilac puppy milk is mentioned as a good choice of food on some websites though, vets don't recommend it.

Water: Healthy squirrels can generally drink from a water bottle. Use a glass bottle, not plastic as they can chew through the plastic.

Keeping a squirrel as a Pet?

These little furry balls can make a great pet. However, squirreal are not legal to keep in captivity in all counties. Check with your local and state ordinances before deciding to keep a squirrel.

Squirrels are very trustworthy animals. They can be tamed but it takes a very long time.


  • Heather on December 14
    I have a few flying squirrels for sale in Ohio. Will work with the right people. Very cute little guys!
  • Shannon on December 8
    I live in Michigan and my husband and I are looking to buy a tree squirrel.
  • Kevin Barrett on November 5
    I am looking to buy a squirrel in Florida
  • ann hauden on August 13
    hello im looking for a baby squirrel in centriole fl
  • Jaime p on August 11
    Looking for a female gray squirrel
  • Ernest on August 1
    I have an albino squirrel for sale
  • Julitta on July 20
    Looking for red squirrel/ North American. Thank You
  • HeartLynn Hunter on July 14
    I'm looking for a grey baby squirrel to raise, I've had several in my life time,I love them so much.I lost my husband and little girl in 1991,and these little sweethearts helped my broken heart.
  • Charlotte Hamskett on June 22
    I’m looking for a baby black squirrel… I live in Nevada though and would need to get it from close by for a reasonable cost!
  • Barbara Evans on April 28
    Looking for a squirrel baby near texas
  • Fernando Gisone on April 12
    Hi, l am a NJ resident and interested on a baby Eastern Gray squirrel 3-5 weeks old if possible, l am getting the permit need it, but l was wondering on price for the animal, availability and cost of delivery, thanks Fernando
  • Trudy Martin on April 10
    I would love to have a black and gray squirrel...I need to know how much a baby/young one is...
  • JJ<3 on March 29
    Im looking for a micro squirrel perferably under 150.000
  • Andis Tamayo on March 5
    I want to purchase a red squirrel.
  • Autumn on January 13
    I am looking for a seller of the Indian giant squirrel can you help?
  • Randall tallman on January 11
    Looking to buy a baby squirrel
  • Crystal Campbell on December 28
    I live in NC, but would love to have a pet squirrel, not sure how to go about this other than I think I may need a permit
  • This is Messed up on December 7
    Squirrels should never be pets. They get depressed and start self harming in captivity.
  • Ashley on October 1
    I am looking for a baby gray squirrel how many of those do you have
  • j.dey on September 20
    I am in search of a young (5 to 12 weeks old) eastern grey squirrel. Prefer within a one hour drive of any Missouri border as I do not like shipping a live animal. Reasonable price, please; I'm retired and on a fixed income.
  • CC on September 19
    i love squirrels
  • Sylvia Holloway on August 21
    I would love a baby squirrel, my boyfriends son called us saying his friend rescued a baby squirrel from some birds and called us to help. The baby was to damaged by the birds and didn’t make it. I was totally devastated!
  • Tremaine Mohan on July 5
    I am 14 year old and I love Squirrels a lot
  • Lauren on June 30
    Oh my they are so cute so cute
  • Daisy taylor on June 24
    I'm looking for a baby squirrel to raise with my daughter... we have rescued and she fell in love with her bestfriend niiko who choose to stay a free range support for her and he unfortunately aged out with her as well so if I could help her have a bestfriend again I would very much appreciate it she likes Reds, blacks and fox squirrels and I have experience with babies and have full supplies.
  • Rebecca Smith on May 28
    looking for a ground squirrel or 2 breeding pair or non doesn't matter, younger the better. Also prairie dog pair. Live in Las Vegas have experience with both animals raised from babies just looking for some that need a home.
  • McAyden on May 21
    I am looking for regular but nice baby squirrels
  • Carol Philbrick on May 13
    I am looking for a grey squirrel preferably a baby. I’ve raised squirrels and adore them. My people are squirrels. 😊
  • Justin McDonough on April 28
    Can you own fox squirrels?
  • Annabel Alaniz on April 25
    Looking for a squirrel In San Antonio Texas
  • Lyndi R Coulter on April 19
    I am looking for a baby Eastern Gray Squirrel. We would love to add another to our family
  • Jill on April 11
    Hi! I'm looking to buy a squirrel. I live in Florida. I travel for work (ER relief Nurse for animals) I am in Tampa, Fl right now, but I'm getting ready to head home (Ponte Vedra Beach) this afternoon. I really want a baby squirrel. Do you have any??
  • Dani S. on February 21
    Im Ohio resident looking for squirrel, no preference on color or age.
  • Erin on February 15
    Do I need a special license? What classes are available for this? This is legal? I thought you needed special permits
  • Nicole Hawley on February 6
    I am looking for a baby squirrel to care for
  • April Hunter on January 14
    I have rehabbed and owned squirrels in the past so I’m well versed in their care and am Wanting one as a pet. Does anyone have any variety of baby squirrels available to purchase. I would like a pair if possible. Not for breeding purposes.
  • Anonymous on December 15
    We have one female tree squirrel someone transplanted to are area. We would like to add another. What is the cost? We feed the squirrel seeds and nuts. What do u recommend?
  • Julie Smith on December 15
    I'm looking for a baby squirrel but it has to be near Kentucky and really cheap.
  • Nicole Hawley on December 15
    I’m looking for a baby squirrel!
  • P Klementovich on December 3
    I had a eastern grey since before it's eyes were open, mother was killed by a car. I live in Pa. I was wondering if I could buy another one?
  • Morgan keck on November 12
    I am loving for another loving squirrel
  • Chathuni Sumanaratna on November 9
    Looking for a squirrel or a chipmunk in Virginia
  • Kandace Brasher on October 27
    Looking for a pet squirrel to add to our family
  • Tracy Melvin on October 18
    Hi,I am looking for a new born I can bottle feed. I had one years ago. Now my kids are all moved out and I would love to have another.
  • James Carey on September 23
    Looking for some Fox squirrel
  • Giana Jimenez on September 15
    i LOVE squrriels, its just that i never get to see them alot, also my favorite squrriels are red squrriels, with there ears super long an stuff, its just that i have a lot of pets, and my mom saids i can't have one.I've just really wanted a squrriel, its just been a while since i've seen one. signed-Giana Jimenez
  • Jamal Salter on September 14
    I am looking for a baby squirrel
  • Jacqueline Darling on August 12
    Looking for another loving squirrel!