Meet These Beautiful Multicolored Giant Squirrels, They Are Too Awesome To Believe They Are Real
6Their diet and routine
These giant Indian squirrels prefer to rest in the midday while they are active in the morning and evening hours. They mostly eat fruits, flowers, tree bark and nuts while there are some subspecies which also eat insects and eggs of birds. If they sense any risk to their life, they lay flat on the tree trunk rather than running away.
7Their nature and way of living
Indian giant squirrels are found to be of solitary nature but the mating couples tend to live together. These Indian giant squirrels don’t have fur and eyesight when they are born and it takes nearly 26 days for them to get eyesight. The young ones stay in nest until they are 30 days old.
8Do you want to see them?
We know that now you are pretty eager to see them but you won’t be able to see them on a tree outside your window. For this purpose, you need to visit the wild forests of southern and eastern India. However, still, it won’t be easy to get a glimpse of these Malabar giant squirrels.
9They are very shy
Pizza Ka Yee Chow, a squirrel expert who is from the Hokkaido University says that these giant squirrels are very shy. He also shared the method of seeing them which was told to him by his friend. His friend told that the person should climb up the tree and sit on a branch very quietly till the squirrel comes out of the nest.
Indian giant squirrels engage in breeding throughout the year, in fact, many times during the year. The competition takes place between male giant squirrels for mating with a female and the mating pair stays together and they can also remain together for long period.