The tree squirrel are solitary or in pairs. They spend a large amount of time on the ground in search of food. When disturbed, they make great haste in retreating to the nearest tree.
Tree Squirrels live in holes in trees, lining the nests with grass. They have a peculiar call which is often mistaken for a being the sound of a bird. They are preyed upon by black mamba, hawks, genets, wild cats, pythons and mongooses. Their distribution extends from northern zululand, mocambique, eastern transvaal, rustenburg and waterberg districts, through to south-eastern Botswana and Zimbabawe.