I had a thread in the emergency section and now we're doing good. I didn't want to keep adding to that one. This question has to do with weight. Those who have been reading the thread, "found an injured adult male" will know that on Friday, April 27, we got a jouvenile male squirrel with head trauma from being hit by a car. We thought he was an adult at first because he seemed so big. Turns out that "bigness" was mostly fluffly fur, and he only weighed 165 grams.
We got through the weekend and he's doing wonderfully!
I did have a question on age though. He has gained 35 grams in 4 days and now weighs 200 grams and he's drinking his fox valley like a champ (considering all the setbacks we had over the weekend) He's up to 16 mls every 2.5 hours, and almost to full strength. The next batch I make today will be full strength and I am going to lengthen the time between feedings out too, to about every 3 hours, because he is still weak and not eating much solid foods. He's had a monkey biscuit and homemade rodent block in his carrier for the past 3 days, but doesn't seem strong enough yet to really chew on it. He did eat a piece of peach today and cucumber yesterday, and gets exhausted after eating and just goes back to rest again. (the first picture shows him in his rest position after eating.)
I have also put a moss covered branch in his carrier and he rubs on it sometimes and chews just a little bit on it sometimes.
I have 2 other squirrels about 12.5 weeks old and the female weighs 320 g and the male weighs 265 g.
So now after that long explanation, would it be safe to say that our new squirrel that weighs 200 g is about 10-11 weeks old? I'm including a picture from yesterday.