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Squirrels and flyers can be very choosy about their food. This is called "selective eating behavior" and it's an important survival strategy in the wild. However, a pet squirrel doesn't have to worry about getting enough fat and calories, and if high-calorie foods like nuts and treats are available every day, their "selective" eating will cause them to choose those foods exclusively, which is not a balanced diet! That's why you should limit certain foods, like nuts and treats.
We've made Henry's Healthy Blocks as tasty as possible; they're packed with nuts, the food squirrels like best, and most squirrels like the blocks right away. However, squirrels don't like change, and with extra-picky eaters it can take time to change eating habits. Below are some important tips to help get your pet on the road to a healthier diet.
He probably won't eat much of the food you provided the first day; that's normal. The next morning, clear out any uneaten food, and repeat. In fact, he may not eat any of the healthy foods you're giving for several days. In the first place, your pet probably has plenty of body fat, so she won't really be that hungry. Also, she may have hidden stashes you didn't find. Just be patient. Your squirrel will absolutely not starve herself to death.
Some squirrels adjust quickly to the new diet and love the blocks. Others are more resistant and take more time. Squirrels like routine and they don't like change. Your squirrel might seem confused, restless, or he may even get angry at first. However, once he gets used to the NEW routine, he will learn to love it just as much. So stick with it.
If you stick to the above diet very carefully, your squirrel should begin to eat his healthy foods within 5-10 days.