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    I was blessed with a five week old baby boy (fully furred, eyes trying to open, and teeth in). I tried calling places around me to take him but was informed they don't take squirrels.
    I have tried finding his momma, his dray, or another baby and have come up emty handed for three days now.

    I initially gave him some pedialyte to hydrate him, and then moved him to diluted esbalic formula, and now he's eating approx 4.5-5cc of full strength (I fill the syringe with five, but he's such a messy eater I wind up wear his meals). I feed him every five hours, excluding the night where I give him seven hours, and gave him a deer antler to nibble on for extra calcium and such. It should be mentioned I add a little bit of heavy whipping cream to the formula, since several sights said that was required. I also make sure to feel his tummy as I feed him to ensure he's not bloating.

    He's began peeing without me needing to swab his behind, and has pushed out two poop pellets (one when I first found him, and one last night that was smaller, and yellow brown with a little more brown than yellow and squishy). He knows as soon as his feet hit the napkin, it's time to open the flood gates lol.

    Other than all of that, I give him a shirt to burrow into at night for warmth. He's been fine every night without a warm water bottle, but it hasn't been to cold here whether wise, either. He likes to eat and crawl into my bra and relax for awhile. Sometimes he'll twitch and such but I'm sure he's only dreaming. My friend (who is a vet tech) says he looks healthy, and everything is in order, but I just want to speak with people who know a little more about squirrels.

    Is there anything I should be doing on a basis that I'm not already? Perhaps a rehabber I missed (I live in a LA suburb, and the only one I found was waaaaay to far for me to make a trip to, even if I had a car). I've been lurking on several rehab sites for all of this up to this point, so hopefully I'm doing okay. He seems happy!(or as happy as an orphan can be, as my mom states.)

    Thank you!

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    Bless you for helping him and for finding all the correct info Honestly, the only thing I would do different is have him on heat...they really don't regulate their heat well. I just got a 5+ week old eyes open, teeth coming in...and she showed improvement immediately ....once on heat. Also, they like the warmth....I think they don't feel alone You could make a rice buddy...have you seen anything about them...basically you get a sock and fill it with dry rice...tie the end and viola You heat it in the microwave maybe 20 sec at a time and then squish it around to get rid of any hot spots....you want it to feel warm to you...their body temp is 102, so they are considerably warmer than we are. I have my baby on a heating pad with the rice buddy....they will snuggle up to the rice buddy...like it's a warm body I don't know if you have a heating pad....you need one that does not have the automatic shut off...it needs to stay on...it should be under the container your baby is in...not with him...and only under half the container...so he can get off the heat if he gets too hot I put a towel between the heating pad and the container so it won't get too hot....if you don't have a heating pad then you could use the rice buddy and heat it very often if he's doing alright without it....I guess you can continue as you have...but you need to be the judge...I'd try the rice buddy and see if you don't see a difference in his behavior

    As far as rehabbers in your area...we do have quite a lot of people willing to help....whether in your particular area I'm not sure...but one of the admins will look into it I'm sure

    Oh and you do know the proper way to feed...so he doesn't aspirate...syringe below him...so he's looking down while feeding...that way nothing gets into his nose and lungs... Picture his momma laying on her side or back and he would be laying on her or up next to her...not under her...does that make sense...you probably are already doing it...but just in case Do not feed like a human baby

    Good luck and if you have any questions...just ask
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneTheKidd View Post
    I was blessed with a five week old baby boy (fully furred, eyes trying to open, and teeth in). I tried calling places around me to take him but was informed they don't take squirrels. I have tried finding his momma, his dray, or another baby and have come up empty handed for three days now.
    for helping this baby and to TSB!

    Quote Originally Posted by JaneTheKidd View Post
    I initially gave him some pedialyte to hydrate him, and then moved him to diluted esbalic formula, and now he's eating approx 4.5-5cc of full strength (I fill the syringe with five, but he's such a messy eater I wind up wear his meals).
    I'd suggest you not use anything larger than a 3 ml syringe, 1 ml is even better. I know it means refilling the syringe (or having multiple available) but it is easy for them to get too much formula with the larger syringe and aspirate (formula coming out of nose). It gets even more difficult if the syringe starts sticking after a few days of use. Aspirating liquid will quickly lead to Aspiration Pneumonia which is deadly.
    Just want to confirm you are using the powdered Esbilac and not the premixed canned version? They are different and the squirrel needs the powdered version with Pre and Probiotics (and the third ingredient will be “dried whey protein concentrate”.
    Are you weighing him? That is the only way to verify he is getting the proper amount (not too much not too little) formula. He should get between 5% - 7% of his weight each feeding; for example a 100gm, squirrel would be fed between 5ml – 7ml.
    Quote Originally Posted by JaneTheKidd View Post
    It should be mentioned I add a little bit of heavy whipping cream to the formula, since several sights said that was required. I also make sure to feel his tummy as I feed him to ensure he's not bloating.
    If you start to see any issues the first thing to do would be ditch the whipping cream. I usually only add that only after they have adjusted to the Esbilac (versus mommy) for a few days, but if he is doing well with it great!

    Quote Originally Posted by JaneTheKidd View Post
    He's began peeing without me needing to swab his behind, and has pushed out two poop pellets (one when I first found him, and one last night that was smaller, and yellow brown with a little more brown than yellow and squishy). He knows as soon as his feet hit the napkin, it's time to open the flood gates lol.
    The dark brown poos are from mom’s milk and the Esbilac poos will be more mustard/brown/yellowish. If they get very light colored that us a sign of overfeeding.

    Quote Originally Posted by JaneTheKidd View Post
    Other than all of that, I give him a shirt to burrow into at night for warmth. He's been fine every night without a warm water bottle, but it hasn't been to cold here whether wise, either.
    I too would encourage you to invest in a heating pad (set to low, under ˝ of his container so he can crawl off if he gets too warm), one that you can set to not shut off automatically. While he is getting to the age he can beginning to regulate his own body temperature, if he gets cold it will create a lot of complications. And water bottles can rob him of heat if they are not kept warm!
    Please do not use any linen type material or towels with loops, both are dangerous. You can use fleece, flannel or t-shirt material (in order of preference!).
    Quote Originally Posted by JaneTheKidd View Post
    Is there anything I should be doing on a basis that I'm not already? Perhaps a rehabber I missed (I live in a LA suburb, and the only one I found was waaaaay to far for me to make a trip to, even if I had a car). I've been lurking on several rehab sites for all of this up to this point, so hopefully I'm doing okay. He seems happy! (or as happy as an orphan can be, as my mom states.)
    The best way to try to find a rehabber or member in your area on TSB is to start a thread in the Non Life Threatening Help Needed (link below) and title it Rahabber Help Needed near ????
    http://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/f...ng-Help-Needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewhosweptforest View Post
    Bless you for helping him and for finding all the correct info Honestly, the only thing I would do different is have him on heat...they really don't regulate their heat well. I just got a 5+ week old eyes open, teeth coming in...and she showed improvement immediately ....once on heat. Also, they like the warmth....I think they don't feel alone You could make a rice buddy...have you seen anything about them...basically you get a sock and fill it with dry rice...tie the end and viola You heat it in the microwave maybe 20 sec at a time and then squish it around to get rid of any hot spots....you want it to feel warm to you...their body temp is 102, so they are considerably warmer than we are. I have my baby on a heating pad with the rice buddy....they will snuggle up to the rice buddy...like it's a warm body I don't know if you have a heating pad....you need one that does not have the automatic shut off...it needs to stay on...it should be under the container your baby is in...not with him...and only under half the container...so he can get off the heat if he gets too hot I put a towel between the heating pad and the container so it won't get too hot....if you don't have a heating pad then you could use the rice buddy and heat it very often if he's doing alright without it....I guess you can continue as you have...but you need to be the judge...I'd try the rice buddy and see if you don't see a difference in his behavior

    As far as rehabbers in your area...we do have quite a lot of people willing to help....whether in your particular area I'm not sure...but one of the admins will look into it I'm sure

    Oh and you do know the proper way to feed...so he doesn't aspirate...syringe below him...so he's looking down while feeding...that way nothing gets into his nose and lungs... Picture his momma laying on her side or back and he would be laying on her or up next to her...not under her...does that make sense...you probably are already doing it...but just in case Do not feed like a human baby

    Good luck and if you have any questions...just ask
    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky View Post
    for helping this baby and to TSB!


    I'd suggest you not use anything larger than a 3 ml syringe, 1 ml is even better. I know it means refilling the syringe (or having multiple available) but it is easy for them to get too much formula with the larger syringe and aspirate (formula coming out of nose). It gets even more difficult if the syringe starts sticking after a few days of use. Aspirating liquid will quickly lead to Aspiration Pneumonia which is deadly.
    Just want to confirm you are using the powdered Esbilac and not the premixed canned version? They are different and the squirrel needs the powdered version with Pre and Probiotics (and the third ingredient will be “dried whey protein concentrate”.
    Are you weighing him? That is the only way to verify he is getting the proper amount (not too much not too little) formula. He should get between 5% - 7% of his weight each feeding; for example a 100gm, squirrel would be fed between 5ml – 7ml.

    If you start to see any issues the first thing to do would be ditch the whipping cream. I usually only add that only after they have adjusted to the Esbilac (versus mommy) for a few days, but if he is doing well with it great!


    The dark brown poos are from mom’s milk and the Esbilac poos will be more mustard/brown/yellowish. If they get very light colored that us a sign of overfeeding.


    I too would encourage you to invest in a heating pad (set to low, under ˝ of his container so he can crawl off if he gets too warm), one that you can set to not shut off automatically. While he is getting to the age he can beginning to regulate his own body temperature, if he gets cold it will create a lot of complications. And water bottles can rob him of heat if they are not kept warm!
    Please do not use any linen type material or towels with loops, both are dangerous. You can use fleece, flannel or t-shirt material (in order of preference!).

    The best way to try to find a rehabber or member in your area on TSB is to start a thread in the Non Life Threatening Help Needed (link below) and title it Rahabber Help Needed near ????
    http://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/f...ng-Help-Needed
    Thanks for the advice! I'll definitely be trying a rice buddy or two. I have a heating pad somewhere, I'm sure my mom wouldnt notice if i swiped it Would a rice buddy and a heat pad be too much heat?

    As for the syringe, I currently use a 3mil I believe and I do feed him in an upright position and watch for bubbles from his nose.

    I avoid towels, but only have teeshirts as of now. I may make a wal-mart run today for fleece (and if you think theres something else worth picking up, by all means let me know!)

    I feel like I'm on the right track here. My only fear is that, because I don't have other squirrels, he won't learn the 'squirrel language' and might not fit into nature afterwards. I want to release him, but if I have even the smallest doubt he'll fail to survive I won't. I know they can live up to twenty years in captivity, and some of the people I've seen with blogs say squirrels may great members of the family so I'm prepared to sell my life to this little fella if needed. I'll definitely be posting in that thread for a rehab center.

    Thanks guys! You were all a lot nicer than those on Yahoo!Answers (wow were they a rude bunch).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneTheKidd View Post
    Thanks for the advice! I'll definitely be trying a rice buddy or two. I have a heating pad somewhere, I'm sure my mom wouldn't notice if i swiped it
    It is best if they do not have, or you can disable, the auto-shut off.

    Quote Originally Posted by JaneTheKidd View Post
    Would a rice buddy and a heat pad be too much heat?
    Yes, you will not need the rice buddy if you have the heating pad under his container (only 1/2 though so he can crawl off the heat if he gets too warm). But you could use a rice buddy (no need to heat up) as a "buddy" or grab a dog/cat/bird toy at Wal-Mart for him to snuggle with. No beads, beans, buttons or other things to swallow!

    Quote Originally Posted by JaneTheKidd View Post
    As for the syringe, I currently use a 3mil I believe and I do feed him in an upright position and watch for bubbles from his nose.
    http://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/s...DING-TECHNIQUE!!

    Quote Originally Posted by JaneTheKidd View Post
    I avoid towels, but only have tee shirts as of now. I may make a wal-mart run today for fleece (and if you think there's something else worth picking up, by all means let me know!)
    The cheap fleeces are just fine, and the T Shirt do in a pinch... but fleece is better!

    Quote Originally Posted by JaneTheKidd View Post
    I feel like I'm on the right track here. My only fear is that, because I don't have other squirrels, he won't learn the 'squirrel language' and might not fit into nature afterwards. I want to release him, but if I have even the smallest doubt he'll fail to survive I won't. I know they can live up to twenty years in captivity, and some of the people I've seen with blogs say squirrels may great members of the family so I'm prepared to sell my life to this little fella if needed. I'll definitely be posting in that thread for a rehab center.
    Don't worry yourself about releasing a singleton (as we call them), they will do just fine if you follow the soft release process correctly. But do make certain the little one does not get acclimated to domestic dogs or cats and the like, they need to know these are threats! When he is older and nearing release age we *may* be able to hook you up with someone local that has experience (and even a release cage / area if needed).

    Make sure those blogs are discussing grey squirrels (is that what you have?) and not Flying Squirrels. Healthy grey squirrels do not often make good pets. They are cute like a kitten, but often when they get to be around a year old (+/-) they can become unruly, even dangerous, as they hear the call of the wild (and hormones!).

    Quote Originally Posted by JaneTheKidd View Post
    Thanks guys! You were all a lot nicer than those on Yahoo!Answers (wow were they a rude bunch).
    to TSB!

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    All good advice here.
    I agree baby would still need heat.
    Heating pad should be set on low, half under the container
    he's in so he can move to the cool side if he gets too warm.


    Have you gotten a weight on this baby?
    Having a scale is essential to raising baby squirrels.
    Squirrels are fed (and medicated if necessary) by weight.
    They need to be fed between 5-7% of their body weight
    each feeding.

    As mentioned, use caution with that 3cc syringe.
    We usually recommend using a 1cc to avoid aspiration.
    If baby chokes, formula comes out nose, there is a risk.
    If this should happen, immediately turn baby upside down
    and try and drain any excess in the nostrils. You would also
    want to listen for any clicking when he breathes for several
    days afterward.
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    Okay so heres todays full update:

    He's eaten three times today (every five hours, at 5cc) but at his 'lunch time' feeding he seemed like he was starving for more so I bumped him up to approx. 7cc just because he seemed so hungry. I made sure his tummy wasn't swelling or anything, and he's fine (just had a 5cc dinner). I was curious to know if I should bump up his feedings since he was so hungry and ate the extra with no swelling/bloating, or if its just baby nature to want to eat until they can't move?

    Also, I made him a rice buddy and he adores it. Unfortunately I don't have a heating pad for night time use, so I may be waking up every hour or so to reheat the rice buddy. Oh well, gotta do what you gotta do I suppose.

    I also have given him a fleece blanket. I made the blanket so it could be burrowed into and placed his antler and rice buddy in there. After dinner just now, he crawled in there and snuggled against the heat no problem.

    As for potty time, I had to stimulate him 2/3 times today (I do it every before every feeding). He hasn't pooped today, so I'm kind of concerned. I got a pellet yesterday that was small, but not today. Are they suppose to have regular bowl movements? If so, how often? If he's constipated how would I go about fixing that? (Perhaps dilute the formula?)

    He just, as I was writing, peeked his head out of the fleece blanket and then went back inside, so maybe the heat was too much? I don't know

    Sorry for all these random questions, I probably sound paranoid. I just want to make sure my little baby remains happy and healthy.

    I'm going to post some photos of him soon, so you all can get a good look at him. Thank you again for all you guys help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneTheKidd View Post
    Okay so heres todays full update:
    He's eaten three times today (every five hours, at 5cc) but at his 'lunch time' feeding he seemed like he was starving for more so I bumped him up to approx. 7cc just because he seemed so hungry. I made sure his tummy wasn't swelling or anything, and he's fine (just had a 5cc dinner). I was curious to know if I should bump up his feedings since he was so hungry and ate the extra with no swelling/bloating, or if its just baby nature to want to eat until they can't move?

    Without knowing his weight to know what percentage (5-7% of body weight) he is eating makes this a hard call to know if your under feeding or over. Underfeeding is lacking nutrients, overfeeding can cause diarrhea.

    Also, I made him a rice buddy and he adores it. Unfortunately I don't have a heating pad for night time use, so I may be waking up every hour or so to reheat the rice buddy. Oh well, gotta do what you gotta do I suppose.

    I also have given him a fleece blanket. I made the blanket so it could be burrowed into and placed his antler and rice buddy in there. After dinner just now, he crawled in there and snuggled against the heat no problem.

    As for potty time, I had to stimulate him 2/3 times today (I do it every before every feeding). He hasn't pooped today, so I'm kind of concerned. I got a pellet yesterday that was small, but not today. Are they suppose to have regular bowl movements? If so, how often? If he's constipated how would I go about fixing that? (Perhaps dilute the formula?)
    Don't dilute the formula. Give him hydration in between the scheduled feeding times.

    He just, as I was writing, peeked his head out of the fleece blanket and then went back inside, so maybe the heat was too much? I don't know
    Sorry for all these random questions, I probably sound paranoid. I just want to make sure my little baby remains happy and healthy.

    I'm going to post some photos of him soon, so you all can get a good look at him. Thank you again for all you guys help!
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    So I just weighed him with a mail weight we use for letters/packages. He came in at approx. 4.4 Ounces or 124.738 grams.

    How do I find the percentage to feed him? And is that a healthy weight? Also, here is a photo of him from when I found him.Name:  CN6lE3ZUsAUvGDv.jpg
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    Oh he's precious....he's a Foxer So sweet...you will give him 5 to 7 percent his body weight...so if he weighs approx 125 g... 5 % would be about 6 cc's or mL's (same thing) and 7 would be about 9 cc's....this isn't exact math...I don't have a calculator...but it's in the ballpark of what he should be eating He's beeeutiful
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    I go and lie down where the wood drake
    rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
    I come into the peace of wild things
    who do not tax their lives with forethought
    of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
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    @ 124 grams
    5% = 6.2 ml/cc formula
    7% = 8.6 ml/cc formula
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    Quote Originally Posted by stepnstone View Post
    @ 124 grams
    5% = 6.2 ml/cc formula
    7% = 8.6 ml/cc formula
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    When despair for the world grows in me
    and I wake in the night at the least sound
    in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
    I go and lie down where the wood drake
    rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
    I come into the peace of wild things
    who do not tax their lives with forethought
    of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
    And I feel above me the day-blind stars
    waiting with their light. For a time
    I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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    You guys are awesome! Thank you! (I'm a foreign language / linguistic major, so math is soon not my thing lol)

    Since I fed him the 7cc's today and he was fine, I think I'll stick with the 7% mark. Thank you guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneTheKidd View Post
    You guys are awesome! Thank you! (I'm a foreign language / linguistic major, so math is soon not my thing lol)

    Since I fed him the 7cc's today and he was fine, I think I'll stick with the 7% mark. Thank you guys
    That is wise and it's always best to gradually increase when you do.
    As he gains and weight increases so will his percentages that's being fed.
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    EXCITING NEWS EVERYONE!

    Today I woke up to feed him/warm his rice buddy. When I picked him up, I got a nice surprise.. An open eye! So far, its only one, but I've seen kittens do this a lot too where one will open a little later or the next day, so I'm not too worried for the other one (unless I should be?)

    I bumped him up to 7.5cc's instead of a full 8. I filled my 3cc syringe and my smaller 2cc syringe however I'm now opting out of my smaller syringe entirely. My reason being is the plunger moves too freely and is hard for me to control. He sucked and had I not been paying attention, would have probably gotten way to much. Luckily, I caught it and he's okay. He presumed feeding just fine without aspirating. Since the 3cc is a bit 'sticky' its easier for me to control what he's getting.

    Other than that I have no new news. After feeding, I put him back in his blanket with his rice buddy so I can go to sleep for a little bit longer.

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    Arrrgh Matey! He's winking at you and yes you're exactly right...they don't always open at the same time...no problem I can tell he's got your heart...our's too!
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    When despair for the world grows in me
    and I wake in the night at the least sound
    in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
    I go and lie down where the wood drake
    rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
    I come into the peace of wild things
    who do not tax their lives with forethought
    of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
    And I feel above me the day-blind stars
    waiting with their light. For a time
    I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewhosweptforest View Post
    Arrrgh Matey! He's winking at you and yes you're exactly right...they don't always open at the same time...no problem I can tell he's got your heart...our's too!
    More than my heart, really. He's also robbed me of many hours of sleep!


    But I do love my little boy very much~. He's eating well, and he pooped today (well, I saw the pellet during potty time but then when I was changing the napkin there was no pellet?)

    Thank you again guys for all the help and support!

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    I also am i the exact same position as you are,mines just about 6 weeks I also have been contiplating the release and keeping discussion..very hard to let go of someone who has your heart! I can't release mine till he's over 4 months,but IF I do I will have to wait till winter is over,,I'm in Canada and the winters are cold. Loving this experience,and If I have to keep him I will have no problem with that Enjoy this experience!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeliz View Post
    I also am i the exact same position as you are,mines just about 6 weeks I also have been contiplating the release and keeping discussion..very hard to let go of someone who has your heart! I can't release mine till he's over 4 months,but IF I do I will have to wait till winter is over,,I'm in Canada and the winters are cold. Loving this experience,and If I have to keep him I will have no problem with that Enjoy this experience!!!
    We're entering winter ourselves, but being in CA its just kinda pre-summer anyways lol. But I've read on those who permanently adopt a squirrel and none of them have regret it! Anything for my baby, though.

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    I actually just found a squirrel yesterday at about the same age. I bought the liquid ebsilac, because the pet store was out of the dry.. wil this suffice until I can get some from the internet in two days?

    Also how often do you rub them to get them to goto the bathroom?

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