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    Default New Baby Squirrel

    My sister and I recently were given a baby squirrel by someone who found her after cutting down a tree. We were advised to use Kitten powdered milk replacer. The babyís eyes are still closed and she is 70g. We arenít sure we are feeding her the correct milk and would like some advice.

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    Default Re: New Baby Squirrel

    Hi h_ann05

    Welcome to TheSquirrelBoard

    Here is a link that will help. It is 6 pages long. The next tab is on the upper right.
    https://www.henryspets.com/baby-squirrel-care/

    Actually, kitten formula isn't recommended for baby squirrels. It has too much protein. Get powdered puppy Esbilac with probiotics and prebiotics.
    We can help you, for sure.

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    Default Re: New Baby Squirrel

    Quote Originally Posted by h_ann05 View Post
    My sister and I recently were given a baby squirrel by someone who found her after cutting down a tree. We were advised to use Kitten powdered milk replacer. The baby’s eyes are still closed and she is 70g. We aren’t sure we are feeding her the correct milk and would like some advice.
    Your right, it is not the correct formula...
    What you want is the Esbilac puppy formula with pre & pro-biotics. Powered not liquid!
    Squirrels follow canine not feline, the KM does not contain the nutrition they need and
    it causes diarrhea which leads to dehydration.

    Attaching a picture of the correct formula and the link on baby squirrel care.
    Please ask any and all questions you may have, we are here to help you.


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    Go to this link this is a HUGE help.
    It's 6 pages long with the next button on the top right corner.
    http://www.henryspets.com/baby-squirrel-care/


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    Ok thank you! Going to get the new formula now.

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    Is it ok to switch to the new formula at the next feeding?

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    How long has she been on kitten formula?

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    5 days

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    Does she have diarrhea?

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    The reason I asked is because you might want to do a hydration flush to get that out of her system and then start over with the powdered Puppy Esbilac.


    Homemade Rehydration Fluid
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 1/2 tablespoons sugar or apple juice
    2 cups warm water
    Store in refrigerator. Discard after 24 hours.
    Note: If the baby refuses fluids, try leaving out the salt.

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    Yes, diarrhea started today. I will try the rehydration. How long after that do I start the formula?

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    Yes, that is pretty common with kitten formula. I would definitely give one hydration feeding. A couple hours later you can give her the Esbilac puppy formula.

    I would probably make it 3 parts water to one part powder puppy Esbilac to begin with. Let her tummy get used to the new formula. Then I would go to full strength which is 2 parts water to 1 part powder. See how she does. Kitten formula and then a switch will get her tummy in an uproar but she will get through it. You definitely have to switch.

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    Default Re: New Baby Squirrel

    I’d give the hydration fluid for a couple of feedings at least. It might take longer to flush her system of the KMR. She can use it with the diarrhea she’s experiencing.

    How often are you feeding her?

    Oops, I see HRT4SQRLS beat me to an answer. She’s giving great advice. Follow what she says.

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    Ok rehydrating her now. We have been feeding her every 3-4 hours.

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    Uhhhhh h_ann05.... just an FYI....
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    I just fed her the puppy milk replacer, she had some diarrhea before. Hoping we are heading in the right direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h_ann05 View Post
    I just fed her the puppy milk replacer, she had some diarrhea before. Hoping we are heading in the right direction.
    How much are you feeding?
    What kind of a container do you have her in?
    What size syringe are you using?
    Sorry for the questions, I don't think they were asked yet.

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    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.

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    Check your syringe size again. 10 ml is pretty big. Are you sure itís not a 1 ml syringe?

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    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.
    Using a 10ml is very risky, harder to control the flow volume,
    using a 3ml even a 5ml would be a much better alternative.
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