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Do chipmunks hang out in trees?
In North America, chipmunks can be found almost anywhere there are trees. Chipmunks make homes for themselves by creating burrows that consist of an underground tunnel system or by making nests in logs or bushes. Their tunnel systems can be 10 to 30 feet (3 to 9.1 m) long.
Do chipmunks travel in pairs?
In fact, they’re mostly solitary creatures — at least until breeding season arrives. Twice a year in spring and late summer, males (called bucks) and females (does) come together to mate, then part ways again. Female chipmunks raise the pups, but don’t remain close to their offspring once they leave.
How far do chipmunks travel from their nest?
Chipmunk Habitat They dig two types of burrows: shallow burrows in which they seek refuge while foraging during the day, and deeper, more complex burrows where they nest, store food and spend most of the winter months. Chipmunks rarely venture further than 1/3 mile from their burrows at any time.
Where can you find Chipmunks outside of North America?
The Siberian chipmunk is the only species that is found outside of North America – its range extends throughout northern Asia, from central Russia to Japan. Chipmunks feel most at home in areas with plenty of ground cover, including logs, trees, stumps, shrubs and rocks.
How many chipmunks live in a burrow at a time?
Chipmunks are very defensive of their burrow sites and will engage in aggressive behavior if an intruder arrives. Chipmunks are not social animals, but they can live together in the form of a colony. You can find nearly 8 to 10 chipmunks in one small colony. Chipmunks have more social interactions during mating seasons.
What kind of Chipmunk makes a nest in a tree?
Some chipmunk species, such as the yellow-pine chipmunk and the long-eared chipmunk, show slightly different behavior during mating seasons. In the case of the yellow-pine chipmunk, a pregnant female will make nests in trees.
How does a chipmunk communicate with other chipmunks?
They have a bird-like chip which is used when danger is sensed or as a mating call for female chipmunks. Other communications include gestures such as waving their tails enabling them to communicate effectively with others of their species.