Squirrels are small rodents with bushy tails who spend their lives up in the trees. There they find their food which is mostly vegetables. Squirrels live on their own or with others in their nest, called a drey, and spend most of the day finding food. Except whilst a morning napping, squirrels look for leaves, grass, twigs and other objects necessary to build their nests as well as nuts and seeds to eat. Because they are keen-eyed and have sensitive whiskers, these rodents are wary of predators like cats. Since squirrels build up lots of different winter stock lairs, they do forget some of the places afterwards. Their food varies according to season. Amongst others, they feed on insects and caterpillars.
Scientific name: Sciurus vulgaris
Global home: Europe
Conservation status: Least concern
Primary habitat: Temperate Forest
Fun fact: Squirrels often hide their collected food very well.
Dimensions: 0.6"W x 1.6"D x 1.6"H
Competence and Experience - these two elements have been the basis of our company since we started as a supplier to the plastic industry. Friedrich Schleich founded the company in 1935. The now famous Schleich figurines first came to life in the 1950's.
The design of the Schleich products and the creation of the required tools are done in house, thus enabling us to control the initial vital steps of creating a new product. The production itself takes place at the company`s German headquarters and in a number of production facilities in foreign countries. Our products are marketed world wide.