The European ground squirrel is an endangered species that lives in Europe. Body length 18cm-23cm, tail length 5.5cm-7.5cm, weight 200g-430g. A type of squirrel that lives on the ground. It is a squirrel that lives alone in a nest by digging a burrow several meters underground in a place such as a meadow or a golf course. I love the place where the soil can be dug and settle in that place. However, the number of grasslands has decreased in recent years. Already extinct in Germany and Poland. It is designated as an endangered species.
They live throughout Europe, including Ukraine, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Poland, Turkey, Germany and Moldova.
In the 1940s and 1950s, European ground squirrels generally occurred in grassy mountainous areas, vegetation of crops (grains, snail clovers), pastures and pastures, and were considered pests for crops. Therefore, it has been exterminated and the number of individuals has begun to decrease.
It inhabits grasslands, meadows, dry banks, sports fields, parks and lawns. I love grass because of the nature of digging holes and living in them. They use these burrows to hide them from predators and as a place to hibernate for six months of the year. European ground squirrels live at an altitude of 0-800 m above sea level. European ground squirrels are small, round in body, and short in tail. Males weigh 125-380g and females weigh 131-353g. European ground squirrels have shorter legs than other bodies. The tail length is 31-90 mm, while the female tail length is 38-75 mm.CYBER MONDAY starts NOW ? Take $50 to $150 Off & more ➔
The staple food is grass. Food is packed in cheek pouches and carried to burrows for storage. The breeding form is embryo. Copulate within a week after hibernation. Mating usually occurs in female burrows. You can lay 2-9 cubs at a time. Sexual maturity is about 1 year, and lifespan is about 5 to 10 years. European ground squirrels are monogamous. European ground squirrels are diurnal mammals. During the day, they spend half the time in the burrows. Time on the ground is spent looking for food. European ground squirrels live on their own territories, but occupy their own burrows on their own and do not share their nests with nearby members.New Season, New Sale! Flat 10% Discount +$0 Shipping on All Pet Care Items. Enjoy Rewards Points & More. Redeem Code: BIGSALE
In recent years, rangelands have been converted to farmlands and forests, and pastures have been abandoned, reducing the area where European ground squirrels can live. Already extinct in Germany and Poland. In Austria, it is said that this ground squirrel can only be seen in human-modified lands such as vineyards and stadiums. Poland is currently being reintroduced into the wild. The European ground squirrel is currently designated as an endangered species.