Bill. The not is smaller and his ears are closed. If your squirrel is still willing to try to take formula, it means that it still has the ability to synthesize what it needs for growth and development from the milk fat in its formula. 8 to 9 weeks Looks like a miniature squirrel. I can get 8cc in him in the morning, but afternnon/evening he's not very interested. Love your site! We thought for sure he would be fine and we'd be releasing him back We rescued her after finding her frozen having fallen from a tree. Baby must be treated with Capstar within 24 hours. What should I do to fix this? What do I feed them? Pls. William Sells is a Registered Nurse turned Squirrel Rehabber and Nutritionist. Some rehabbers switch to Fox Valley 20/50 after 4 weeks or so. This rescue organization reached out to the Harrison family. 9 to 10 weeks Develops more muscular physique. A three week old squirrel needs to be fed every three hours, including during the night. Sorry I can't be of more help! It's also illegal to keep wildlife in most U.S. states, so if a baby squirrel needs help, take him to a The biggest mistake people make is to provide a big smorgasbord of foods, and let the squirrel pick and choose. About the sweet potato, do you let the skin or do you peel it? Nuts in Shells Once squirrels get to about 10 weeks old, nuts in In addition, you can crush 1/2 tablet in 2 ml water and apply externally anywhere maggots/eggs are visible, especially ears, nose, eyes, or anus. When baby squirrels die, it always comes on suddenly and rapidly progresses to death. Itty Bity snuggled right in. Truly appreciate your time and effort to help!! He has his incisors but eyes are still closed. The plan was to provide them formula, fresh fruits and vegetables, and the proper medical care needed. for every week old And finally the letter M, stands for MAINTAIN . 10 to 12 weeks About 3/4 full size - release at 12 weeks. It will need a large cage. Do you have any advice on how to get my squirrel to drink water? I've never helped squirrels before. Supplement-based Solid Food: When the chipmunk is 4 weeks old, you can switch to supplement-based solid foods. I came across Nifty Nuggets by Pet-Pro which says it is complete nutrition for ground squirrels. Add a pinch of Stress Powder or SA-50 (see below) to all the squirrel’s water. Can you please send me the food good and bad solid food list. The smaller of the two, is still drinking her formula. Almost a month later, I am still waiting for a wildlife rehabber to contact me *eye roll* I live in Southeast Oklahoma and there doesn't seem to be anyone around here other than me to take in sick or injured wildlife. She sticks her feet in the dish and gets her nose wet with both and walks away. They are smart, it doesn't take them long to make the connection that they have to eat the Nut Square to get the rest of their food. The cage we are using is from when my wife had rats so we thought it fine for him for now. Metronidazole and Albon on separate occasions, there was an immediate improvement, but the diarrhea would always come back. Anyway, they are now poking their heads out of their makeshift home ( our now destroyed boxes of extra household stuff from the death of a friend , covered in a tarp), and she comes out on the railing now,(big mamma), and yells and screams throughout the day! We're about to start weaning her off formula and onto fruits and veggies. I meant I would LOVE to get the recipe for the biscuits lol! Just remember that you gave that baby squirrel more love in its short life than it ever would have received dying alone out in Nature! Sorry, I can't be of more help! After treatments of Panacur. Bill. A totally cooked food supplement for adult ground squirrels. Things didn’t stop there. And, I would switch from whatever commercial formula you are trying, to our homemade formula, starting with just scalded whole milk and gradually increasing the fat content by adding heavy whipping cream, ( a teaspoon a day,) to get the fat content built up in the formula. Squirrels are relatively disease free animals and aren’t considered to be rabies vector species (see Zoonotic Diseases for more information); however, the insects that may live on and around them in nature can carry a variety of viral and bacterial agents that are best avoided! In addition to being smart, these and other animals have incredible memories. Reply William link 9/2/2017 02:26:40 pm Hi, Melissa! Your squirrels will be 5 weeks old when their eyes open. Fully furred. I found a baby eastern grey squirrel about 6-7 weeks ago. Squirrels that are four weeks old or younger should receive six to eight feedings per day. A baby squirrel, about 3-4 weeks old, fell 30 feet out of a palm tree. Bill. OR has the changed veggie kit incorporated the nut kit and just one should be ordered.... hmmm Bill. Thanks for writing! Can I get the two recipes, I rescued a single baby on Aug. 15th 2019. Need some advise what to do next ?., Hi! Every child develops at a different rate, and as you can see, juvenile squirrels are no different. I have all kinds of information to share with you, but I can't do it on this Blog. During this time, it's crucial to feed wild foods so he knows what to look for. Thank u. I have looked for the list of foods that are Do's and Do Not's for a weening squirrel, but I couldn't find it. Wasn't prepared, but your site and a few others gave me all of the information that I could ask for! From the way her teets have shrunk back to normal, and the babies now look almost as big as her, I judge them to be about 8 to 9 weeks now?? If they don't get it in their diet, their body will pull it from their bones. So, I try to take her outside for 30 minutes to an hour at least once, if not 2 or 3 times a day. Thank you for all the information on the weaning process. I waited for its mother too come back to retrieve it but she never came, after 4 hours of waiting I took it inside. © 2020 Shareably Media, LLC. This picture shows a 6 week old squirrel … I have a 4 week old baby squirrel that I have had for a week now. If you write to me at and make this request I can send you all you need. IDK I would like your opinion on what was the cause of my little guy passing. If you send a picture with your request, (and include the tail,) I'll age the squirrel for you so you will have a better idea what to do and feed. Thank you in advance! You should only feed as much as the squirrel will eat at one setting, twice a day. The nest has failed – high winds or heavy rain may contribute – or tree trimming/removal that destroys the nest. But as one squirrel proves, there’s more to them than meets the eye. She put old pears outside last week for the animal, and the squirrel was acting drunk, Morlok said on YouTube. Bill, Hello Mr. Sells. What to Feed a Baby Squirrel After it Weans Off Formula. Amazing. Bill, Sir i need help please im takinh a chance but heres my NUMBER 360932 7250 i need your help asap, My email isnt working 100% so i had to comment again and my baby took a turn he at just loke you said he would after your advice today hardly moving tummy has turned so big he will p not poop i tried a bath butt end old tummy rubs.sir idk what to do and i did a smaller food dropper and its a thing no one would thing to look its at any dollar store a prego test after going to 5 vets for differnt nipples and bottles i went to go get my on prego test the cheap kind and out of the cheap dollar store or dollar tree pregnancy test has a drop let tip thi g and oh me oh my its the best size slow slow flow for 24 hr old babys week old babys etc its truly amazing for me ive gone to 4 citys around me vets and stores then i get home and find that from my prego test from the dollar tree i didnt feed him anymore his tummy is so very big no movement well some but id did make the milk and heavy cream set up as told to but today he wont eat i use the droplet thing for a couple drops of watee for his tummy his skin and such dont loom good idk what to do sir you helped once already hate to bother also i will be buyung you bars for nuts and that one other one if he makes it ill onlybe sticking to your way but any way the foos switch cause thia ge didnt eat much but he did love it and hes normally great a pooping, Hi, Nicole! While waiting for the Fox Valley formula to arrive, one of the formulas below can be used for short term use only. Instead of relying on a single attribute to determine age, it’s better to take all of the characteristics listed above into … The poor thing is probably very hungry and dehydrated, so I would start with making this simple formula and get him fed. While in their care, nothing out of the ordinary stood out about Bella. I feel dumb twice now i jusy want tropper for fighting so hard to make it and both sweet pea and trooper i failed.i just wanted to get him to the wild or to the for ever foater hime with land for ever loads of trees and 5 other take care of and released ones and i was hoping he wouod make it to there lil family and be happy, Hi, Nicole! Get ready to meet today’s ‘Good Day Pets’ winning photo entry! I can't send attachments through my BLOG. Hey, I have 2 baby squirrels that are I think 5 weeks. But thanks to the love and dedication of a wildlife rescue organization and a family of rehabilitators, she at least had a chance. Crude Fiber - Not more than - 7% Bill. Contact information for Fox Valley is shown below. Yesterday it was recommended to take her off the formula and it looks like it has worked, but have to wait and see now. Other than that, Cod Liver Oil like we put in our Nut Squares helps, but notheing is as effective as full spectrum lighting. They share a nest with their mothers during this period. At this age do you think I don't need to give her formula anymore as long as other calcium can be introduced ? At 7 to 8 weeks old, baby squirrels are still drinking their mother's milk, so they need regular formula feeds. At 4 to 5 weeks, flying squirrels are old enough to be eating all the solid foods that it's mother would be finding and bringing back to the nest. Often, they will hide their favorite foods and leave the rest. ( While Larry, Moe, and Curly were eager to venture out, Bella wasn’t. It was injured, but its defiantly healthier now. The amount will be increased to 2 ccs. We’re ending this week with a very unique pet. SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Alright, animal lovers. If the squirrel was tame prior to this behavior I have no explanation of why it is acting this way now. We have huge Hawks that I want to protect them from after release. Sorry for the delay in answering. A full spectrum light, (grow light,) 4 to 6 hours a day helps them synthesize Vitamin D. Do they need milk and pedilite? If you write to and request our recipes, I will send them to you. Thanks for any help !!! Since you were not feeding anything solid to the baby, that would rule-out a mechanical obstruction like a piece of something blocking the outlet to the stomach. Lower incisor teeth are begin to emerge. Normally, the babies feces (poop) is very small, oblong, mild smelling and firm. I have an associate in Sri Lanka who is my "Go To" person for Palm Squirrels. The weaning process begins when a young squirrel is 8 weeks old and will last for 2 to 4 weeks. I need it to be shipped to my new address please! If the organs are injured they can bleed into the organ and act perfectly normal because the tough fascia contains the bleeding within the organ. I keep him in a leather pouch around my neck. Our Heavenly Father brought you in our lives. Stage 3: At eight weeks old, the baby squirrel is very energetic and nearly ready to be released. Bill. Hi Marc, We also switched to your feeding suggestions. Love squirrels! I have an 11-week old female fox squirrel. Bill. Squirrel gets drunk off fermented pears outside Minnesota woman’s home. Cedric Jackson is a contributor at Animal Channel. Baby squirrel's are stimulated to defecate the same way. Her name is Shanaz, and you can contact her at: She calms down when we pick her up a sort of way like laying down. Baby Squirrels. 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