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    Default Is this a squirrel?

    This little one has been hanging around for over a month. At first, he was small enough to squeeze into our bird feeder but now he is gaining weight so feeds on the seeds that fall. He is darker in color and his tail had no fur. What do you think?Name:  DSCN0287.jpg
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    Default Re: Is this a squirrel?

    Yes, that's a squirrel with no hair on his tail. It could be caused by mites/mange. You can buy ivermectin and treat him by giving him a medicated nut. I'll let others who have done it give you strength to buy and how to dose.

    He is young and looks thin. Here's a link to healthy foods you can offer to help with good nutrition. https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...-Pet-Squirrels

    Avocado and coconut offer healthy fats. Products like Henry's blocks offer good nutrition and are accepted by wild squirrels better than plain rodent block. https://www.henryspets.com/wild-bite...ers-rats-mice/

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    Default Re: Is this a squirrel?

    Thank you, it is so cute and friendly!

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    Default Re: Is this a squirrel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan View Post
    Thank you, it is so cute and friendly!
    If you can catch him he could probably benefit from a month or so of management! He needs groceries. This doesnít look like mange but I canít be 100% sure with out better pix.
    Where do you live?
    Kim Cassidy
    Licensed NY Wildlife Rehabilitator

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    Default Re: Is this a squirrel?

    Also you should post this down in non emergency help needed
    Kim Cassidy
    Licensed NY Wildlife Rehabilitator

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    Default Re: Is this a squirrel?

    Here is an older thread on the subject: https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...ith+ivermectin

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    Default Re: Is this a squirrel?

    I have one that comes to my feeder and itís hair is growing back. It could be malnutrition also. Not sure. Itís the only one and I think itís a female. I make sure I have food for her to eat.

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