Typically, Squirrels use different nesting requirements and details which entail where they build their nests and how they build them.
However, the materials used for building squirrel nests remain the same, as well as their favorite spots, which are usually tree cavities of diameters two – eight inches, and also structure is meant to look the same. Nevertheless, certain Conditions determine a good squirrel nest.
A drey’s location is dependent on the height of the tree, the composition of biomes, biotic factors, and abiotic factors. Biotic factors include; Population Density, Age, Nutritional Status, Predators.
Abiotic factors include; temperature and weather conditions and humidity. These factors determine where a nest is to be sited and how good it survives there.
Squirrels are known to be pathogens carrying and spreading infections around the neighbourhood. Major infections like T. cruzi and T. rangeli are in wide circulation amongst squirrels. These infections go on as their constant interaction with parasites increase, dwellings littered with feces and dung droppings. The abundance and circulation of triatomine make hygiene a necessary measure to take.
The height of a nest on trees, its diameter, proximity to food plantations, and pastures determine the survival of these Squirrels. Male and Female Squirrels usually weigh up to 1 – 1½ pounds with an approximate length of 18 inches.
It is necessary for survival that the nests as their home are very spacious to accommodate their weight and size as well as staying off the reach of predators. Before offering a home for squirrels, be sure to take full.