Do you want to know if a baby squirrel is male or female?
In this article, we’ve shown you the photos of visible differences between a male and a female baby squirrel.
To find out the sex of a squirrel, you will need to know how to handle a baby squirrel and what to look for.
How to tell if a baby squirrel is male or female?
Baby squirrels are born with no furs. Look towards the bottom where its tail starts. You will notice two small holes; the back one is the anus and the one in the front is the squirrel’s genitalia.
If there is hardly any separation between the two holes, your squirrel is a female. If there is a notable space between the two holes, your squirrel is a male.
How to pick a baby squirrel to check its gender?
Put on animal handling gloves that are resistant to bites, cuts, and punctures. The gloves will also protect you from many diseases and parasites that the baby squirrels might be carrying.
Step 1: Hold the squirrel with your fingers
Hold the baby squirrel by placing your forefinger and thumb around its neck. Hold its foreleg between your forefinger and middle finger of your other hand as you support its weight in this hand also. Avoid holding the squirrel by its tail since this can cause its skin to strip off.
Step 2: Check baby squirrel tail
Turn the squirrel so it is facing you with its belly up. Look towards the bottom where its tail starts.
You will notice two small holes; the back one is the anus and the one in the front is the squirrel’s genitalia. Female baby squirrels have two holes very close to each other.
For a male baby squirrel, the holes have space then the space will become the area where the scrotum sac lies.
Also read: How to tell if a baby squirrel is dying?
Are female squirrels bigger than males?
From a distance, males and females look the same. But in late winter the large scrotum of the males is conspicuous, and the nipples of breeding females are easily seen when they are sitting up.
What is a male squirrel called?
Male squirrels are called “boars”.
Picture of male squirrel
What is a female squirrel called?
Female squirrels are referred to as “sows”.
Picture of female squirrel
What are baby squirrels called?
Baby squirrels are called kits or kittens and are born blind.