oa African Zoology - Feeding habits of the bush squirrel Paraxerus cepapi cepapi (Rodentia: Sciuridae)

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Information on feeding habits and ecology of the bush squirrel, Paraxerus cepapi cepapi, in the Transvaal was obtained both from analyses of 82 alimentary tracts and by direct observation of animals. Bush squirrels were found to be insectivorous as well as herbivorous, feeding on seeds, leaves, berries and flowers. They preferred ground cover which was not too dense and fed both on the ground and in trees depending on food availability.

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