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    Yes, you can definitely add Ultraboost. I usually do a 50/50 mix of FV and Ultraboost. If Ruby needs to gain weight you can always add mashed avocado or there is a baby food combo that is pears, kale and avocado that I use sometimes. I also add some calcium carbonate powder to offset the phosphorous in the nuts. And sometimes add powdered peanut butter for additional flavor. I use coconut oil along with the baby food to make everything moist, that way once theyíre refrigerated the coconut oil firms up and they stay together a little better.

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    The only time Ruby ever even touched an avocado was the the first time I gave it to her. She sniffed, ate a couple of bites, and from then on ignored it..maybe if it's hidden inside the boo ball as a small amount she might take it. I'll try that with a very small amount the next time I make them. That way if she eats it I can mix it in with the rest. Should I increase the total weight of FV/Ultraboost or leave it alone? How much extra calcium? I have calcium citrate that just came in a couple of days ago as I was already thinking of adding it.

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    Still looking for a chart that gives average weights for grey squirrel by age that extends into full growth. Anyone have a link? Ultraboost is on its way...I love Henry's and Amazon

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    Lynn, I doubt that information exists due the huge variation in size based on geography. In the south a 1 pound squirrel (453g) is about average for an adult. Up north the grey squirrels are much larger.

    The same is true of babies. A eye opened baby in the south is the size of a new born up north.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnRobbins View Post
    The only time Ruby ever even touched an avocado was the the first time I gave it to her. She sniffed, ate a couple of bites, and from then on ignored it..maybe if it's hidden inside the boo ball as a small amount she might take it. I'll try that with a very small amount the next time I make them. That way if she eats it I can mix it in with the rest. Should I increase the total weight of FV/Ultraboost or leave it alone? How much extra calcium? I have calcium citrate that just came in a couple of days ago as I was already thinking of adding it.
    If you use the baby food with avocado in it she will never taste it. That baby food combo tastes like pears. Iím sure thereís not a lot of avocado in it.

    Itís hard to say how much calcium to use. I donít measure any of my ingredients. I usually fill my small ninja cup 2 or 3 times with block to grind and then less than half that amount of nuts. To that I add about a third of a cup of FV and Ultraboost and then just put in some calcium. I guess itís about a quarter of a cup, maybe more. My calcium says that each 1/2 tsp. Contains 600 mg of calcium, so I know that with as many balls as each batch makes they arenít getting a ton of calcium. The formula has calcium, too. I hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    Lynn, I doubt that information exists due the huge variation in size based on geography. In the south a 1 pound squirrel (453g) is about average for an adult. Up north the grey squirrels are much larger.

    The same is true of babies. A eye opened baby in the south is the size of a new born up north.
    Yes! I have 220 g 8 week old beasts

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    Okay, so what I really need, is for some one in the southern Virginia/northern North Carolina area to let me know how much their 13 week old babies are weighing . So I'm listening for it......im trying to find out if Ruby's weight is still behind some or if she is in a good place now.

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    So this is the recipe for Ruby's boo balls next time I make them.

    100 g. HT2018
    25g pecans
    25g almonds
    50g Fox Valley 20/50
    50 g Ultraboost
    1/4 cup calcium citrate
    1 Tablespoon coconut oil

    Mixed fruit and veggie baby food to moisten mixture to point you can roll balls.

    If anyone sees where I may have missed one of the changes please let me know.

    I reminded myself last night not to worry about Ruby's weight so much. Common sense rules. She is not looking skinny or unhealthy. Her weight is still going up little at a time but steady. Just keep an eye on it.

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    Ruby at breakfast this morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnRobbins View Post
    Ruby at breakfast this morning

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    This was TOO darned cute not to turn.
    Look at your little Ruby!

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    Good to see a pic of beautiful Ruby eating her breakfast.
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    This pic is from a couple of days ago and wouldn't you know it? Ruby had shown no interest in the curtains till she decided to climb them to the top...yucky phone pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnRobbins View Post
    This pic is from a couple of days ago and wouldn't you know it? Ruby had shown no interest in the curtains till she decided to climb them to the top...yucky phone pic.

    Well just look at you, you little smarty pants.
    Is there anything you can't do?

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    The curtains are on their "last legs" anyway and need to be replaced. I'll be taking the traverse rods down and replacing them with pole rods. Ring hangers will be more squirrel friendly. Past experience has shown that they will chew on the plastic glides for the traverse and the hooks can make ugly scratches.

    Ruby is wide open this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnRobbins View Post
    The curtains are on their "last legs" anyway and need to be replaced. I'll be taking the traverse rods down and replacing them with pole rods. Ring hangers will be more squirrel friendly. Past experience has shown that they will chew on the plastic glides for the traverse and the hooks can make ugly scratches.

    Ruby is wide open this morning.
    What we don't do for our babies.
    You are the best mom ever!
    Ruby

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    Ah, the tops of the curtains is always a favorite of the squirrels! And it's also the prefect place for them to get away when they have something they know they're not suppose to. I just love sweet Ruby! What a blessed girl she is to have landed in the hands of a mama who is so accommodating.
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    Ruby is moving around more....on her "knees"!
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    Ruby has one of the cutest little faces.
    I love her ears.
    Now she's going to need knee pads.

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    Ruby

    (I turned your picture so we could see Ruby better.)

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    Oh she is just precious!
    Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

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