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    Default Help Needed

    Hi,
    This is a new one for me.....baby squirrel 7 weeks old, found last week, bleeds from the mouth but only when eating. Any ideas on what this could be? Is he biting himself during feeding somehow?
    Thanks for any help.

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    Default Re: Help Needed

    He is teething. You may see it for a couple days.

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    Mine is about 7 weeks too and I noticed a little bit of blood around his mouth yesterday but not today I believe its the same thing

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    Very likely. They are pretty enthusiastic about going at the nipple and then suddenly they have sharp little teeth erupting.

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    Default Re: Help Needed

    maybe malocclusion? happens when their teeth grow too long you might want to try clipping them

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    Default Re: Help Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Roe View Post
    Hi,
    This is a new one for me.....baby squirrel 7 weeks old, found last week, bleeds from the mouth but only when eating. Any ideas on what this could be? Is he biting himself during feeding somehow?
    Thanks for any help.
    Quote Originally Posted by Smee_squirrels View Post
    maybe malocclusion? happens when their teeth grow too long you might want to try clipping them
    Couldn't happen at 7 weeks... just a baby.
    I agree on the teething call.
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    Watch those nails while they are eating, some of my babies would scratch
    the area around the mouth while they tried to knead the syringe. I placed
    my finger between them and their nails to stop the scratching and the bleeding
    STOPPED!!

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    This thread is from August 2015.

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