Re: AVOCADO: Toxic or not?
I used to try and ripen avocados on the kitchen counter, don't do it now as the squirrels would find them, bite off the skin and eat them up--green!
Since the trees will grow here in Florida, I would try and sprout the seeds in various water containers, don't do that any more as the squirrels totally destroyed the seeds--chewed them into tiny bits. Never, had a squirrel get sick doing havoc to avocado! Just got tired of cleaning up the mess and having lost every seed! When I lived in S. FL I had a huge avocado tree in the yard, it was heavily "squirreled" every year- no sick squirrels or dead bodies in the yard. It maybe that an individual squirrel could have an allergy to avocado. Jackie certainly had a bad result with feeding Sarah eggplant!
Then Chucky with the acorns. Some people are allergic to strawberries, me-I love'em. I am allergic to cow's milk, but all most all human babies are raised on it.
If your squirrel has a problem with any food or substance, keep it from them!
But as for avocados being bad for squirrels-not in my book or experience.
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