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Thread: Scrawny Guy & Butch, the one eyed wonder boys!!

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    Default Re: Scrawny Guy & Butch, the one eyed wonder boys!!

    Oh no CSL, sorry to hear one if you're a little foxers is having tail issues. Perhaps as Gayle mentioned, the end of it is dead and might just fall off. I know how we worry about our injured wild little ones. You know I have a lame tailed wild boy in my yard that seems to be surviving just fine - squirrels are amazing at being adaptable to impediments. Praying this little one will adjust as well.
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    Mating question:
    Do they mate if mama still has babies living with her and is still nursing?

    There's a story to follow...

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    Default Re: Scrawny Guy & Butch, the one eyed wonder boys!!

    This sounds like an R rated story! I haven't seen that happen, but I am not up on the particulars...
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    Story still to come

    Nougie had a puncture wound on her hip....from the cat that caught her as a baby...I assume that's why her tail never worked.
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    Well, not an R rated mating story, lol, although I've seen some before!! It was earlier this week, I've NEVER seen this many males going absolutely coo coo, all chasing ONE female...and I think it may have been ButchKin they were after. I wish I had my video camera, it was one of the funniest, nuttiest things I've seen!! It was this long row of males, some making really loud noises, all after one poor girl. Some males would lose her in the chase and end up looking at me like "which way did she go?!" and would end up resuming their place in line, in the chase. Oh, and this went on...and on...and on...

    Would this mean ButchKin's babies are on their own now? Or at least she's not nursing anymore, if she possibly just mated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by California Squirrel Lover View Post
    Mating question:
    Do they mate if mama still has babies living with her and is still nursing?
    I have this very same question.

    One of my releases had three babies this spring, and I assume they are still living with her, and she still has nipples, though they seem to be less huge than they were a few weeks ago.

    Just last week, a male walked right up to her and sniffed her butt. She doesn't normally let any squirrel get close to her, and I thought, good heavens, could she be in heat? I am new to squirrel mating practices and times and seasons, so I was just curious. There wasn't any hot chase, but I began to wonder how soon they get pregnant after raising a litter.

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    Just checking in, been too long...I'm still alive!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by California Squirrel Lover View Post
    Just checking in, been too long...I'm still alive!!!
    More photos and videos coming soon I hope

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    Default Re: Scrawny Guy & Butch, the one eyed wonder boys!!

    Ditto to what Tom said.

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