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    Default Re: PROPER FEEDING TECHNIQUE!! Help!!!

    Im a landscaper and I found a baby squirrel out of the tree that was being trimmed by my crew I put it in on my sweater next to the tree when they Name:  7DF2B0E0-99BE-4780-AE07-B80D3ACB0506.jpg
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Size:  68.1 KBfinished and waited a couple hours to see if mama would come get it but it was a no show I took it home from research I think itís about two weeks from the dark color of the skin no hair jus very little peach fuzz on head no umbilical cord I started the puppy formula right away there was no signs of dehydration and it took to it very well I been using the 1cc syringe no nipple canít find any near me and waiting in the mail for the ones I ordered however it is peeing and pooping every feed every two and a half hours itís been four days and this baby looks a little on the small side not getting bigger it eats two syringes but very slowly because Iím scared to drown it so I jus put it on the lips and tongue when it opens her mouth Now mind you it does the open fish mouth thing and the tongue stuck thing but I quickly rub itís chin and it stops right away thatís why it takes me so long to feed her because it scares me every time now mind you she has hell of energy because she is super squirmy and crawly when Iím feeding her and after the second syringe she sleeps right away I donít want to Over feed and over tire her but Iím worried she isnít getting enough Iím in Tampa Florida anyone out here who can help me and Pistachio out?!

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    Default Re: PROPER FEEDING TECHNIQUE!!

    Please start your own thread in Non Life Threatening for individual attention for your baby.
    Your post is just going to get lost in here. We do have several members in Fla.
    Just duplicate what you wrote.
    1. Go to The squirrel board home page - Scroll down to: Non Life Threatening Help Needed < click that, a new page opens.
    2. Under the orange banner on left side you will see a blue oval that reads: Post New Thread < click that, a new page opens.
    3. Tittle with your subject matter, list your concerns in the open field.
    When finished go to bottom right click on Submit New Thread.


    Babies are fed by body weight...
    In the meantime Below is a link you'll find helpful.
    It's 6 pages long with the next button on the top right corner.

    https://www.henryspets.com/1-basic-setup/




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    Default Re: PROPER FEEDING TECHNIQUE!!

    Pistachio19, you have your own thread now in Emergency Life Threatening and can continue posting there!

    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...-IN-TAMPA-ASAP
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    Default Re: PROPER FEEDING TECHNIQUE!!


    MR./MS

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    PLEASE update us about your baby squirrel.
    We have a local squirrel rehabber ready and
    willing to take him.

    PLEASE, at least let us know the status, because
    We Care.

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    Default Re: PROPER FEEDING TECHNIQUE!!

    *THINKING OF RAISING THAT BABY YOURSELF?

    You've found a baby squirrel, and you've found The Squirrel Board.*
    You're here in the Emergency Forum and you've read a little bit about how to keep the baby alive. Maybe you've warmed the baby up and he's starting to get active and nuzzle your hand. Maybe you've tried a little warm Pedialyte and he loved it and he looks so cute while he's slurping that syringe and when he's all curled up in a ball. And you figure, smart person that you are, that you're doing so well, it can't be THAT hard to raise this baby yourself.......

    Yes, it can.

    Please ask yourself the following questions:


    Are you prepared to go out*NOW*and find Esbilac with probiotics, or*goat's milk*to start him on formula, followed by Fox Valley Squirrel formula that can only be ordered ON LINE and costs upwards of $11 per canister?Are you prepared to go wherever you have to go,*NOW,*to get a 1cc syringe to feed this baby properly without aspirating him?Are you prepared starting right*NOW*to feed this baby as frequently as required by its age and condition, including*getting up in the middle of the night?Are you prepared to use, or go out and buy*NOW,*a*heating pad without the automatic shut-off feature?*It is an absolute MUST for baby squirrels. Other heat sources will not be adequate and the baby will die.

    When your baby starts "clicking" and becomes lethargic because he accidentally inhaled a bit of formula,*will you be able to get prescription-only antibiotics within the next 2 hours to save its life? There are NO over- the- counter antibiotics that will cure pneumonia in a baby squirrel. NONE.


    Are you prepared,*LATER ON*as the squirrel grows, to buy or build a series of appropriate cages for the animal's age, to buy expensive fresh produce which the squirrel requires for good health, to seek out skilled veterinary help even if you are in an "illegal state", and to learn how to "soft release" the squirrel in an appropriate release site so it will have a chance to survive in the wild?

    Are you prepared to resist ALL temptation to "introduce" the squirrel to your household pets, thereby giving the squirrel the delusion that cats and dogs will not kill him when he is out in the wild? Are you prepared to keep the squirrel and the pets*separate*for the entire life of the squirrel?

    If you have answered NO to even one of these questions, you need to contact a qualified wildlife rehabilitator and we will help you do that.....

    NOW.
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    '...and the greatest of these, is Love. '

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    Default Re: PROPER FEEDING TECHNIQUE!!

    I have a baby squirrel, and I don't know what to give it, I read that yogurt or goat's milk is good, I have been feeding it milk But it is very skinny, I need help.

    I'm from Venezuela and here they don't sell those special formulas for them, I don't want me to die of hunger, please give me advice.Thank you

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    Default Re: PROPER FEEDING TECHNIQUE!!

    You can make a formula from a mixture of goats milk, yogurt and heavy cows cream. Before you go get those things, MUCH, MUCH better would be Beaphar Lactol Puppy Milk. It is a powder which you mix with water to use. I know it is available in Costa Rica - look around and see if you can find any available in your country. Feeding cows milk is not good - they cannot properly digest it.

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    Default Re: PROPER FEEDING TECHNIQUE!!

    Hello, here is also a link to a guide on how to care for a baby squirrel, making sure it is warm and fed properly so it doesn’t aspirate and get formula in its lungs. Also, always make sure the baby is warm and conscious before you feed it so it can digest the food properly.

    The types of formula on the guide are from US brands, so substitute CritterMom’s suggestions where necessary.

    https://henryspets.com/content/BabySquirrelCare.pdf

    Quote Originally Posted by SquirrelRomo View Post
    I have a baby squirrel, and I don't know what to give it, I read that yogurt or goat's milk is good, I have been feeding it milk But it is very skinny, I need help.

    I'm from Venezuela and here they don't sell those special formulas for them, I don't want me to die of hunger, please give me advice.Thank you

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