why do squirrels die in cage?

7 Answers

  • Boy
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    their ADHD kicks in but this time they cannot get out so they end up dying.

  • Ocimom
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If it was a wild one and not used to living in a cage, its due to stress and not being able to run in a large area and climb trees.

  • 2 months ago

    Taken from the wild, all they know is wild and locked in a cage is too stressful for them, So few even know how to properly care for them, their lifespan is very short.

    The same holds true for a lot of small fur animals.

  • 2 months ago

    Just Bad pet owners.. Cage to small. Water not fresh. Not enough proper nutrition and space to exercise. 

    Zoos always keep them in enclosures. A cage may be to restrictive. 

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  • Edwena
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The cage is not big enough nor has the proper environment.  A squirrel will get so stressed and excited by confinement or a threatening situation that it will go into shock and die.  If it is not quite that bad, they will go crazy.   That is why there are no pet squirrels.   A suitable cage being one large enough to cover a large oak tree. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If they live in a cage, where else would you expect them to die?

  • Rick
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    not if they are cared-for .................................

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