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    I was wondering if anyone has used this type of harness for a grey squirrel?

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    I guess a picture would help! lolName:  Harness.jpg
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    I tried to put my bearded dragon's harness on Sammy once. I'll be the first to admit I'm a pretty stubborn and determined person, but I gave up quickly with that task. I know now he will NEVER allow it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlee413 View Post
    I tried to put my bearded dragon's harness on Sammy once. I'll be the first to admit I'm a pretty stubborn and determined person, but I gave up quickly with that task. I know now he will NEVER allow it.
    there aren't enough hands to pull it off as in getting it on but we have had a few people start at an early age and succeed in getting their squirrel to wear a harness....but, everyone I've ever kept up with, had their squirrels escape the harness.....sometimes outside lucky to have caught them immediately or days later. It's just not a risk I'm willing to take
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    Hmmm.... nat I ask where did you find this? My little paraplegic boy Victor is semi-used to a harness but the kind he has does not stay on well. Now I'm thinking the desig of this one might be useful... it might be possible to rig it so as to help secure his little two-wheel buggy underneath him for cruising around the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooterzmom View Post
    Hmmm.... nat I ask where did you find this? My little paraplegic boy Victor is semi-used to a harness but the kind he has does not stay on well. Now I'm thinking the desig of this one might be useful... it might be possible to rig it so as to help secure his little two-wheel buggy underneath him for cruising around the house.
    I typed in "squirrel harness" on Ebay. It's only $7.

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    Default Re: Has anyone used this type of harness?

    I have the one that that Tin Tin on YouTube wears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LexisDad View Post
    I have the one that that Tin Tin on YouTube wears.
    I like that one! When did you start getting your squirrel/s used to it? I've just cut up a t-shirt into a square with arm holes and I am putting them on my 5 week old squirrels today to get them used to having something put on and taken off. Have they ever escaped it? Thank you!

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    Two wheel buggy? Do you have pictures? Scooter is likely too old to adapt but that's a resource for another little one. Pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickenlegs View Post
    Two wheel buggy? Do you have pictures? Scooter is likely too old to adapt but that's a resource for another little one. Pictures?
    Here are 2 pics of our little Victor with his buggy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScrappyDo View Post
    I like that one! When did you start getting your squirrel/s used to it? I've just cut up a t-shirt into a square with arm holes and I am putting them on my 5 week old squirrels today to get them used to having something put on and taken off. Have they ever escaped it? Thank you!
    She is just getting used to it.

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    Where did you get the buggy? I guess climbing is out of the question but running? OH YEAH! If you want I can send a skut for your sweetie. Need measurments.

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    That's a great resource! The biggie is precious and I'm sure adds to the quality of life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickenlegs View Post
    Where did you get the buggy? I guess climbing is out of the question but running? OH YEAH! If you want I can send a skut for your sweetie. Need measurments.
    The buggy was a thank-you gift from a gentleman I'd helped when he'd found an injured squirrel. He was such a nice fellow, so generous with his time.

    It's hard to describe but ... it's made, I believe, from an inner shoe or boot sole that was trimmed on the side and to which he rigged/glued the wheels; he then glued a velcro strip underneath the buggy itself in order to attach it to the harness (which also has a velcro on its underpart). In other words, it's a two-piece thing. A harness, and a separate buggy. We slip the harness on the little guy, and then we slip the buggy underneath him while fastening the 2 pieces of velcro together.

    Believe it or not, Victor does manage to climb with it - it's very light and does manage to stay purty straight. Needless to say I never let him lose around the house, to roll OR climb all by himself without supervision. But it sure is a hoot to watch him go.


    A skut??? What is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LexisDad View Post
    She is just getting used to it.
    Would you mind telling me where you bought it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewhosweptforest View Post
    there aren't enough hands to pull it off as in getting it on but we have had a few people start at an early age and succeed in getting their squirrel to wear a harness....but, everyone I've ever kept up with, had their squirrels escape the harness.....sometimes outside lucky to have caught them immediately or days later. It's just not a risk I'm willing to take
    Same here.

    We really wanted to be able to do this for our non releases Peewee and Hootsie (Braveheart). While you can lose a finger doing it, the issue isn't getting on the harness it's the risk of them slipping free and releasing themselves into a world they are not prepared for. Not worth the risk for us either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LexisDad View Post
    I have the one that that Tin Tin on YouTube wears.
    I have this one, also. It seems to fit way more securely than the others I have tried, and is very adjustable. The only down-side is that it is held closed with the snap to the leash, so I can't put it on my blind girl in her cage to allow her to move freely while she gets used to it. (Meaning, it won't stay on without the leash...I'm sure I could come up with some kind of fastener, but I haven't done that yet.)

    It would take me a minute to find the name/manufacturer, but it is available through amazon.co.uk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdhith View Post
    I have this one, also. It seems to fit way more securely than the others I have tried, and is very adjustable. The only down-side is that it is held closed with the snap to the leash, so I can't put it on my blind girl in her cage to allow her to move freely while she gets used to it. (Meaning, it won't stay on without the leash...I'm sure I could come up with some kind of fastener, but I haven't done that yet.)

    It would take me a minute to find the name/manufacturer, but it is available through amazon.co.uk.

    Best,
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    I got mine from Decan (Tintin's Dad) too. It's made by a brand called Nobby, made for ferrets.

    I only found it on Amazon for the United Kingdom, I couldn't find it anywhere available to ship to the US. I ended up paying Decan to buy one and ship it to Montana for me (not that I'm suggesting he would do that for others, just explaining where I got mine)

    It is this one:

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