Baby Squirrel

Squirrels typically nest in trees, in building roofs and attics, and on balconies. When they are born, baby squirrels are mouse-sized and hairless. Their eyes and ears are sealed shut for the first few weeks.

At this stage, baby squirrels can be distinguished from other hairless babies by their long tails and black claws.

Baby squirrel colours

Squirrel babies are much easier to identify once they have fur. Eastern grey squirrels and red squirrels are the species most commonly encountered.

If you think you have found a baby squirrel, the next step is to determine if it is showing any signs of illness or injury.

Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel

Red squirrels have reddish-brown fur and white bellies. Sometimes they have a thin stripe of black along the edge of their white belly fur.

Eastern Grey Squirrels

Eastern Grey Squirrels

Despite their name, eastern grey squirrels come in several colours—black, brown, and grey.