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Chipmunks are busy builders they build burrows underground for homes they even have a bedroom and a room to store food just like you have a bedroom to sleep and a kitchen eat.

Chipmunks are excellent tree climbers and swimmers who live in a variety of habitats, including plains, mountains, forests, and deserts. Chipmunks like to live alone in holes or burrows called dens. Their dens can be dug under tree roots, rocks, or nestled inside old logs.

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Chipmunks are part of the squirrel family, and while they look similar to their bushy-tailed cousins, chipmunks are actually smaller, with alternating light and dark stripes along their cheeks and backs.

Chipmunks carry food in their cheeks, like pocket they have a large pouch to carry the food in side each cheek.
The busiest time fof year for these cute little rodents is fall. Every day, each chipmunk carries hundreds of nuts and seeds back to its burrow.

By the end of fall, a chipmunk may have thousands of nuts and seeds stored underground in its burrow.

By the end of fall, a chipmunk may have thousands of nuts and seeds stored underground.

Chipmunks store food in teh fall because there is not much food around in winter. When winter comes, chimpunks go undergournd into thier warm burrows and stay there until spring. They spend the cold winter sleeping in cozy beds made from leaves.

Whey they get hungry, they wake up and eat some food from thier storerooms.




There are 25 species of chipmunk, 24 of which live in North America. The only chipmunk that doesn’t live in North America is the Asiatic chipmunk, which can be found in northern Asia and parts of Eastern Europe.

The chipmunk’s den contains at least two rooms, or chambers. One chamber houses a cozy leaf-lined nest; the other, a storage pantry for the chipmunk’s favorite foods, including nuts, seeds, and grains.

Chipmunks hibernate in cold weather, which means they spend most of the winter sleeping in their dens. Unlike other animals that hibernate, chipmunks don’t pack on extra body fat in preparation for winter. Instead, chipmunks rely on stored food—which they transport back to the den in pouches inside their cheeks—to provide the calories they will need to survive.

One chipmunk can gather up to 165 acorns in a day. In just two days, a chipmunk can collect enough food to last an entire winter, although chipmunks typically hoard much more food than necessary.

Chipmunk young are born in late spring, and stay in the nest for up to six weeks. Female chipmunks have one or two litters per year, each with four or five babies.

The scientific name of the eastern American chipmunk is Tamias striatus.

Chipmunks are small compared to their squirrel relatives. The eastern American chipmunk, found in the eastern United States and southeastern Canada, is the largest species of chipmunk at 8.9 to 10.6 inches (22.5 to 26.8 centimeters) and around 4.4 ounces (125 grams). The western and Asiatic chipmunks are much smaller.

The chipmunk’s predators include a variety of birds, snakes, and other small animals, like foxes and coyotes. The chipmunk’s main defense is speed: sensing danger, it darts into a nearby tree hole or log for protection.

The chipmunk “chirps” when it senses a threat.

Wild chipmunks live for two to five years, or longer in rare cases. Chipmunks in captivity can live eight years or more.

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Spring is the time when chipmunks leave their burrows to look for food again. It is also time when male and female chipmunks mate.

About four weeks afer mating, a female chipmunk gives birth to her babies in her burrow.

She has from two to as many as five babies at one time. The babies's eyes are closed and they can not see. The mother chipmunk feeds the babies milk from her body, just like other warm blooded mammals.

An adult chipmunk weighs about three ounces (85 g). That's the same weight as 15 quarters. A newborn baby chipmunk wieghs less than one quarter!

Chipmunk babies do not go outside the burrow until they are six weeks old.

By this time, the babies have fur and thier eyes are open. They look like an adult, but they are smaller. The babies are ready to eat nuts, fruit and other adult foods.

In about two weeks, each young chipmunk will go off and dig its own burrow.

A chipmunk baby begins to grow fur at ten days old. Its eyes open after abou 30 days.


Burrows help keep the chipmunks safe underground, or in a log or in a tree from predators.

Many animals hunt chipmunks for food. A secret, underground home is a good place to hide from these predators.

A chipmunk must leave its burrow, to find food. If an animal tries to catch it while it's outside, a chimpunk can run back down its hole to be safe underground in its burrow.

A fox or pet cat will be too big to follow the chipmunk into its home.

Small predators such as snakes, might get into a chipmunk's burrow through the entrance hole. If this happens, the chipmunk escapes out of one of the burrow's other holes.

The COYOTE and the OWL are also predators of the little chipmunk. But owls and coyotes are good too, since they maintain a balance in nature so not too many rodents poplulat and destroy the forrests.

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Graphite pencils
These are the most common types of pencils, and are encased in wood. They are made of a mixture of clay and graphite and their darkness varies from light grey to black. Their composition allows for the smoothest strokes.
Solid graphite pencils
As the name implies, these are solid sticks of graphite, about the diameter of a common pencil, which have no casing. They are used primarily for art purposes as the lack of casing allows for more interesting effects. They are available in the same darkness range as wood-encased graphite pencils.
Charcoal pencils
They are made of charcoal and provide fuller blacks than graphite pencils, but tend to smudge easily and are more abrasive than graphite. Sepia-toned and white pencils are also available for duotone techniques.
Carbon pencils
They generally are made of a mixture of clay and lamp black, but are sometimes blended with charcoal or graphite depending on the darkness and manufacturer. They produce a fuller black than graphite pencils, but are smoother than charcoal.
Coloured pencils, or pencil crayons
These have wax-like cores with pigment and other fillers. Multiple colours are often blended together.
Grease pencils
They write on virtually any surface (including glass, plastic, metal and photographs). The most commonly found grease pencils are encased in paper (Berol and Sanford Peel-off), but they can also be encased in wood
Watercolour pencils
These are designed for use with watercolour techniques. The pencils can be used by themselves for sharp, bold lines. Strokes made by the pencil can also be saturated with water and spread with brushes.

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