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Thread: How much to feed 5-6 week old squirrel?

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    Question How much to feed 5-6 week old squirrel?

    I have a baby squirrel that I found on my front porch today, and I am taking care of for now.
    I'm only giving it 1 cc of Pedialyte every hour to rehydrate it, right now. When should I begin giving it Esbilac? Should I wait until after it's gone to the bathroom? And how many cc's of that should I give it every hour?
    Oh, and one more question... I've tried getting it to go to the bathroom several times after I've fed it, but it hasn't went yet. I'm not sure if that's because it just hasn't had enough fluids, or something else. I've given it 4 cc's of the Pedialyte in the course of four hours, should it have went to the bathroom by now?? And should it be going to the bathroom by itself by now, since it is 5 or 6 weeks? I know all squirrels are differant in that way, and take their own time, but I was just wondering since it hasn't went yet.
    Thanks!

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    momma2boo Guest

    Default Re: How much to feed 5-6 week old squirrel?

    I found this on a website for feeding orphaned squirrels.

    Eastern grey baby squirrel:

    20 gram baby (eyes-closed): 1cc per feeding

    40 gram baby (eyes-closed): 2cc per feeding

    80 gram baby (eyes-closed): 4cc per feeding

    100 gram baby: 5 7cc per feeding

    200 gram baby: 10 14cc per feeding



    Red baby squirrel:

    10 gram baby (eyes-closed): 0.5cc per feeding

    20 gram baby (eyes-closed): 1cc per feeding

    40 gram baby (eyes-closed): 2cc per feeding

    60 gram baby: 3 4.2cc per feeding

    80 gram baby: 4 5.6cc per feeding

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