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  1. #21
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    Default Re: New Baby Squirrel

    It's a 10ml syringe, it's the only one I had. I have only been feeding 3ml from it. I feed 0.1ml at a time, then let her swallow. But I will get a smaller one.

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    Default Re: New Baby Squirrel

    Ask at a pharmacy for a 1cc syringe.
    They will usually give you one if you tell them it's for an orphan animal.
    Don't tell them it's for a squirrel as it is illegal in most states to possess wildlife if you're not a licensed rehabber.

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    Thank you! I'm an RN so I will also try to get some from work this week.

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    Default Re: New Baby Squirrel

    Perfect!

    You might want to consider buying a couple O-ring syringes from Henry's Healthy pets. The O-ring syringes are smooth as silk. The big black plunger in a typical syringe tends to start sticking after a few uses. This can cause a blast of formula that finds it way into the lungs and causes aspiration pneumonia.

    Henry's also sells a nipple called the Miracle nipple. It is awesome and greatly reduces the risk of aspiration. Pretty much all rehabbers use the O-ring syringes with a Miracle nipple.

    https://www.henryspets.com/miracle-s...ring-syringes/

    https://www.henryspets.com/miracle-nipple/

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    Default Re: New Baby Squirrel

    Quote Originally Posted by h_ann05 View Post
    I've been feeding her 3ml every 3-4 hours. She is in a plastic box with a heating pad underneath it, with fleece blankets inside. I have been using a 10ml syringe.

    Make sure the heating pad is on LOW. It should be under 1/2 of the bin. This gives them the opportunity to move off the heat if they get too warm.

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    Default Re: New Baby Squirrel

    Yes the heating pad is on low and only on 1/2 the bin. I just ordered some Henry's syringes and miracle nipples.

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