Antler for Red Squirrels
The provision of antler for red squirrels is a good idea since they LOVE to gnaw on deer antlers! Their teeth keep growing and this is one way to keep them trimmed down, and to also get some much needed calcium that their diet usually lacks.
Because antlers are bone, they require a lot of calcium, and this is a precious nutrient in nature. When these calcium-rich antlers drop off, they don’t just go to waste there on the forest floor. They get recycled by other animals, including mice, deer, squirrels or even foxes, who gnaw and ingest the nutrients they contain.