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CootKilla
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Found baby squirrel ( fell out of tree)


I know some of you had pet squirrels. What should I feed it? It has all of it's hair but still doesn't open it's eyes. It has a little blood coming out it's nose and a little blood under it's leg. My kids already love him.


I am feeding him baby formula from a dropper. Kids named him Sam. He is taking it pretty well. I talked to quite a few people who has raised them and they all say they will take him off my hands. They must really be cool, although they say they start getting nippy when they get older.

UPDATE:5-25-11
I turned the little fricker loose two weeks ago. He still hangs around the house. There is usually three squirrels playing on the ground. The other two haul arse and Sam stays there. I bring him a piece of food and he takes it out of my hand. He still lets me pet him.
Now that I saved his life and he is grown up, I am going to shoot him for eating my pecans.




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BATON ROUGE
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re: Found baby squirrel ( fell out of tree)


You need some type of formula, and a small bottle. Google it.





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Bama and Beer
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re: Found baby squirrel ( fell out of tree)


What are you gonna name it?





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AlxTgr
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Most fallen babies will be dehydrated. You can see how dehydrated they are by gently pinching their skin. If the "tent" of skin stays there over a second or so, they are dehydrated. If they look wrinkly, have sunken in eyes, appear emaciated, they are dehydrated. Most super markets and drug stores carry Pedialyte in the baby section or their own brand of rehydrating baby fluid. Gerber has a brand also. Squirrels like fruit flavors but plain will do if it's all they've got. If you can't find Pedialyte, there is always Gatorade. If you're nowhere near a store here is a homemade formula. One teaspoon salt, three teaspoons sugar mixed into one quart of warm water. We use oral syringes, i.e. syringes without needles, but you can use a clean eye dropper or an oral baby syringe. They also sell syringe feeders at Petco and Petsmart right next to the Esbilac puppy milk. Make sure the baby is warm before you give it any fluids or it won't be able to process the fluids.



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I now recommend in this order any puppy formula, any kitten formula, goats milk, human baby formula, human breast milk, evaporated milk, regular milk, soy milk, powdered milk, half and half, whipping cream and water, cremola and water, sweetened liquid cremola, non-dairy creamer, soy milk, pedialyte/gatorade only, plain water... As soon as you find a better formula, slowly change the formula to the preferred one. If their eyes are open, you can give baby food, shelled nuts, bits of avocado, apple, grape, apple sauce...






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C
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re: Found baby squirrel ( fell out of tree)


"human breast milk"
I don't know if my wife would go for this...



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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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re: Found baby squirrel ( fell out of tree)


Their little teeth are quite sharp





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Bama and Beer
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re: Found baby squirrel ( fell out of tree)


quote:

"human breast milk" I don't know if my wife would go for this...
Pics?



JK.






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C
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re: Found baby squirrel ( fell out of tree)


I worked in papua new guinea and the women there breast feeds pigs. Of course pigs are worth more than kids so it's not surprising if you know the culture.

Google pic:






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Bama and Beer
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re: Found baby squirrel ( fell out of tree)


Absolutely fricking sick.





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DrTyger
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re: Found baby squirrel ( fell out of tree)


I had a couple pet squirrels as a kid. 100x better than a hamster or any other rodent. Just be careful theyre pretty frail when they're small. I hope the one you found well be ok. And keep him away from any cats.





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Tbobby
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re: Found baby squirrel ( fell out of tree)


Feed it milk or babyformula with an eyedropper. It will grow quite fast.





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halleburton
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re: Found baby squirrel ( fell out of tree)


Let's see this thing!





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HeadSlash
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quote:

Found baby squirrel


Can i have it? I need it to train my dog.






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TBama93k
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re: Found baby squirrel ( fell out of tree)


sick





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LSU77
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re: Found baby squirrel ( fell out of tree)


Kill it ! Tree rats.





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Tactical Insertion
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re: Found baby squirrel ( fell out of tree)


We had one that we kept in a good sized birdcage.


DO NOT let it out. You will never catch it






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Bama and Beer
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re: Found baby squirrel ( fell out of tree)


Your first post on the OB brah?

We've had a few that fell out of a tree and raised for a few days but let them go a week or so after..






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PrettyBird
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re: Found baby squirrel ( fell out of tree)


PICS!





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DrTyger
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re: Found baby squirrel ( fell out of tree)


quote:

PrettyBird


What are you doing here?






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PrettyBird
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re: Found baby squirrel ( fell out of tree)


I like the OB. I'm always lurking over here, post in fishing threads from time to time. Posted my last catch a few weeks ago, huge drum

Am I not allowed?






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