Pumpkin seeds for squirrels.
Nuts, seeds, fruit, fungi and vegetation is the main diet of squirrels with red squirrels being more specialied in their diet, than their more opportunistic grey squirrel cousins.
We sell a range of nut and seed mixes suitable for each species but they always appreciate a few extras bits as treats and among their favourite are pumpkins seeds. Red and grey squirrels alike love them, and chomp happily on the soft shells to get at the rich green seed kernels beneath.
Feeding squirrels with some of thier favourite foods away from the bird feeding areas, may also help give the smaller birds a chance to eat from the bird feeders in peace.
We do not recommend supplementary feeding where red and grey squirrels are both resident. Due to the endangered status of red squirrels please read our blog on safe foods and feeding practices, to help preserve and improve their numbers.