I am brand new to this board and hope I am doing this right. I got a list of food for squirrels off internet today and surprised to see it say pine nuts will cause calcium loss. Also says not to give sunflower seed. Another site said not to feed striped sunflower seeds as they make them jumpy. Another site says to provide sunflower seeds once they are released. Sooo... do they mean only give sunflower seeds upon release and only then? Rescued 3 babies last month and are ready to release in two weeks or so in our back yard where there is a pine tree and pond. They are in big pre-release cage outside all the time now. The three babies are very healthy and happy. Estimate them to be about 11 weeks now. I live in Southern Ca. on a street with pine trees where several squirrels live.