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    I have a female red squirrel. I'd say she's about 7ish months old. She is acting kind of funny today and when I went to feed her I noticed her back/spine area is like standing up and beside is is sunk down and her sides are like puffed out. I have no other way to explain it is have no idea what's going on with her and I'm kind of worried this has never happened with her before. She also got really defense of her fooder and like lunged at me through her cage that has also never happened before. Can someone please tell me whatsomething going on and if I should be worried or not?

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    Welcome Kisbell! We will need more info and a picture would really help. Can you tell us how long you have had her, what she eats every day, what formula she was on and how long ago she was weaned? Include any and all snacks and treats that she eats regularly as well.

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    Here is a picture of what I'm talking about. This just happened today as she didn't look like this last night
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    Ive had her since she was 3/4 weeks old. So like 7 months. She eats a little bit of rat food and rodent block and I'm trying to switch her over to the rodent block. Umm she stopped eating formula quite awhile ago I can't really remember when but I made sure she was ready she stopped wanting it herself. Ummmm she gets a few random snacks she had a pretzel a few days ago and she usually gets some nuts as treats. She was on a pretty expensive puppy formula I can't remember the name. Sorry I'm kinda all overy the place I'm just really nervous.

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    Thelse are the best pictures I could get as she won't hold still. And she could've easily feel she is very clumsy as she has no tail.
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    So there is a reflection or something that makes the pic difficult to see. Is it just the fur along her spine that is standing up straight? Her body is otherwise normal? THe behavior may be hormonal.

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    Is her belly area hard or soft?

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    I just turned the photo for better viewing.
    When/if she comes back on the board, we need to correct the diet.



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    Can you get a pic? She could have fallen and injured herself. If she has a stash, the lunging could be her protecting that, as well, although with the weird body stuff, she could just be in pain, as well. She also may be wilding up, as well.
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