A recipe for homemade snacks for squirrels from a lady who raised her pet squirrel on them. I use as they are economical to make and store well in the freezer. I also feed straight rodent blocks too. Calcium is so important in squirrel diets. Ingredients: 50 grams (1 part) rodent block (crushed to a fine powder) I use Mazuri - I buy in 50# bags. 50 grams (1 part) powdered Fox Valley squirrel formula. I use what I have on hand 50 grams (1 part) crushed nuts. I NEVER use peanuts. 3 capsules of Multidolphilus. 20 grams "organic" coconut oil (melted) 1 jar (approximately 100 grams) of Earth's Best Organic baby food fruit (I use apples and plums) Directions for mixing: Mix dry ingredients together well (including the multidolphilus powder from inside the capsules). Mix organic baby food fruit in to your dry ingredients until well blended. It will seem very wet. Mix coconut oil into the mixture until well blended.
Put in the refrigerator for 5 hours (Overnight is even better). This lets it set up. It softens/moistens the rodent block and dissolves the FV. Once you are ready to serve it take out about a 1/2 tsp (5 grams) of the mixture and roll is in your hands but not so much that it will melt the coconut oil. Give it to your squirrel. I feed two of these a day. One in the morning and one in the evening. Between these two feeding I give them their assorted fresh vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, avocado, field greens, red bell pepper, cooked sweet potato, cucumber, zucchini, grape tomatoes, occasionally a piece of a baby carrot ... the list of veggies can go on and on and on.