Eyes and Vision
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Learn this and more about the Western Grey Squirrel's . . .
Ears and Hearing
Feet and Claws
Tail and Its Many Uses
Fur, Whiskers, and Guard Hair
Juveniles and Growth
The western grey squirrel has stereoscopic vision (eyes on the side of the head) which allows it to clearly see to the front, sides and above without moving the eyes or head
Western grey squirrels have an acute sense of hearing and can move their ears slightly to focus on distant sounds or new noises
A western grey squirrel can rotate its hind feet 180 degreess from its normal forward orientation.
The tail of the western grey squirrel is one of its most valuable physical characteristics and provides numerous physiological protections. Learn about all the tail's many and unusual uses.
Western grey squirrels have several types of hair/fur which serve numerous purposes. Do you know why their fur is grey on the back but white underneath?
At birth a western grey squirrel is approximately 2 inches in length and weighs about half of an ounce. Learn all about the six-week-old rescued juvenile seen here and how other squirrels develop from birth to weaning at six weeks.