filed in Animals Eating Habits on Dec.24, 2010
Chipmunks belong to squirrel family having large shiny eyes, hairy tails and chunky cheeks. They are very vivacious and speedy animals. These attributes make them favorite animals among kids and adults alike.
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Mammalia
- Order: Rodentia
- Sub-order: Sciuromorpha
- Family: Sciuridae
- Tribe: Marmotini
- Subtribe: Tamiina
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Habitat and Living Habits
They are mostly found in North America and Asia. Their living habits are quite interesting. They like to live in burrows (tunnels) by digging soil. But some of them build their homes in shrubbery, nests and logs.
Eating Habits of Chipmunks
Chipmunks are omnivorous animals so their diet includes:
- Small Frogs
- Bird’s Eggs
Interesting Facts about Chipmunks’ Eating Habits
They store their eating stuff in their chubby cheeks and then store that food in their burrows. They start storing food for winter in the beginning of autumn. Chipmunks store food for winter as they sleep throughout winter season and use stock of nuts and seeds which they had stored. An interesting fact about chipmunks is that they gather food in places having rocks and logs so that they can protect themselves from predators like foxes, hawk and snakes etc.