Squirrel Food Attracts Squirrels
Making some homemade squirrel food helps attract squirrels in my yard and makes them more likely to stay around and play. The laws in my state forbid me from keeping squirrels as pets, but it is okay to feed them if they happen to set foot in my yard. I can’t touch the squirrels or take them inside the house, but that’s okay because I am still having a lot of fun watching them eat and play in my yard. You just need to feed them the right foods to encourage them to visit your yard more often. This article will teach you how to make squirrel food at home so that you won’t have to buy them from a pet shop at a higher price.
Before Making Homemade Squirrel Food
Before you start making some squirrel food for the squirrels, take note that you can save more money by buying corn, seeds, nuts, or fruits and putting them on a squirrel feeder in your yard. These foods can also attract squirrels but they don’t contain the all the nutrients that squirrels need. When I first saw the squirrels in my yard, the first foods that I fed them were nuts such as acorns and peanuts. They loved the nuts, but they got tired of it after a while and looked for other food to eat. After doing some research, I found out that squirrels love variety in the food that they eat. Therefore, I mixed some dried fruits and sunflower seeds with the nuts and the squirrels loved munching on the different food sizes and textures in the feeder.
What To Feed Squirrels
You can do the same thing that I did and just serve them a mixture of nuts, fruits, and seeds, but if you want to make sure that the squirrels are getting all the nutrients they need, then buy them some squirrel feed from your local pet store or make some homemade squirrel feed yourself. Squirrel feed contains the favorite foods that squirrels love and also contains the proper nutrients that squirrels need to stay healthy.
Making Homemade Squirrel Food
If you decided to make some squirrel food for the squirrels, then you must first get these ingredients and tools:
- Plastic knife
- Muffin tins
- 3 cups birdseed
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 cup peanut butter
- Wooden spoon
- Old pot
- Suet (1/2 pound)
First, melt the suet in your old pot and wait until it becomes mushy. Next, stir in the peanut butter and oatmeal using a wooden spoon over moderate heat and wait until the peanut butter melts and becomes runny. Remove the mixture from your stove and add in the birdseed. Mix until your mixture becomes stiff. Spoon the mixture into your muffin tins, filling them until the mixture is level with the top of the tins. Leave the cakes for about 24 hours then pop them out using your plastic knife. Congratulations! You have successfully made some tasty homemade squirrel food that squirrels will surely love!