18th November 2019


What kind of food do chipmunks eat?

Chipmunks have an omnivorous diet primarily consisting of seeds, nuts and other fruits, and buds. They also commonly eat grass, shoots, and many other forms of plant matter, as well as fungi, insects and other arthropods, small frogs, worms, and bird eggs.

Keeping this in view, how do you keep chipmunks out of your plants?

Sprinkle a handful of used kitty litter around potted plants. Cat urine sets off predator alarms for chipmunks. Hang a mesh bag full of human hair or dog fur from the branches of each potted plant or from a stake stuck into the soil of each plant's pot. Dust the leaves of each potted plant with dried cayenne pepper.

What do you feed a wild chipmunk?

Along with seeds and fungi they scarf grain, fruit, nuts, insects, worms, bird eggs and even nestling birds and baby mice. They probably don't hunt for eggs and hatchlings, just eat them when they find them. They might not sing like Alvin and the boys, but wild chipmunks do vocalize.

Do chipmunks eat plant roots?

First of all, think about why squirrels and chipmunks do what they do. The critters eat nuts, leaves, berries, roots, and seeds. Generally there is enough food for them in our backyard habitats, and they don't become pests.
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