I have a baby squirrel that I have raise from about 1 week old. He is doing very well (about 5 weeks old). I am choosing not to release him because he was a single squirrel and is probably too imprinted to release. Also, if I was to try to let him out around my neighbourhood, I know a few neighbours who hate squirrels and set out traps. I plan on getting him a big ferret cage (one of the really tall ones).
I want to know about their nails and how sharp they get, do they claw at things like cats? I would DEFINATELY not declaw but should I get an electric pet nail filer? or are their nails not that sharp?
I also want to know if I should get him neutered or not. I know male cats have a VERY distinct urine smell if you don't neuter them and they pee everywhere to scent mark. Do squirrels do the same?