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Have you seen a squirrel drink water?

Asked by ebenezer (1457 points ) July 24th, 2008 from iPhone

I see squirrels all the time, but never drinking?

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aidje's avatar

Gray squirrels can actually go several weeks without drinking any water. – source

But they do drink water:

video 1
video 2
video 3

ebenezer's avatar

Über/aidje- thirsty buggers. Nice.

cooksalot's avatar

Yes all the time from the pond in our backyard. ICK!

mcbealer's avatar

neat stuff! the videos were hilarious.

arnbev959's avatar

A squirrel fell into my pool once. I saved his life.

Kay's avatar

In my last house we had a little bird bath that squirrels seemed to frequent more than the birds! They defintely like to drink a lot of water and wash up when they can. It was pretty cute to see them daintily lean over and sip water from the edge of the bird bath.

syz's avatar

They’re in my birdbath all the time.

Kari's avatar

Yes, squrills drink water,but not much. I have a squrill,and he only takes a couple of sips of water after eating.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

Squirrels drink out of our birdbath a lot. Actually, so we have this big pot of water on our terrace and one day I was watching a member of the squirrel population take a drink out of it when his little squirrel “friend” pushed him in. He was thrashing around and I was beginning to worry that I’d have to save him (and get rabies) when he pulled himself out.

Though, another time, a squirrel wasn’t as lucky. Twas sad.

Towson's avatar

We feed squirrels nearly every day. I wondered about water during this drought. I put a small cup with ice in it and then added water. After a few days I noticed the squirrels dipping their heads in the cup and staying in there for 10 – 15 seconds. They seemed to love being cooled off.

JT & H

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