Mexican Ground Squirrell(Spermophilus mexicanus)
The Mexican Ground Squirrel is in my opinion one of the cutest ground squirrels there are. One of the characteristics of this animal is the way it stands up in the wild. When looking at this animal in the fields it resembles a miniature meerkat. Long slender body standing erect with its front legs held up like hands. In comparison to the other ground squirrel species I have found that the Mexican Ground Squirrel tends to be easier to tame and acclimate than any of the other species of ground squirrels.
The Mexican ground Squirrel has the characteristic whistle of vocalization. The diet is of high protein. In early summer their diet is over 50% insects. The Mexican Ground Squirrel eats a variety of foods ranging from grass, mesquite leaves & seed pods to insects. They can also be seen eating carrion along the side of the highways. Breeding takes place in March & April and the babies are born in May & June. The babies are weaned in late June & July. Litter Size is 4 to 5 .