Three-striped Palm Squirrel
The Indian Palm Squirrel or Three-striped Palm squirrel (Funambulus palmarum) is found naturally in India (south of the Vindhyas) and Sri Lanka. These squirrels eat mainly nuts and fruits. They are fairly vocal, with a cry that sounds like "chip chip chip" when danger is present. They are opportunists in urban areas and can be easily tamed and trained to accept food from humans. Naturally active, their activity reaches levels of frenzy during the mating season. They tend to be very protective of their food sources, often guarding and defending them from birds and other squirrels.