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    Default 10 wk old single Fox Squirrel- Release help Los Angeles

    Hi, I found a 4 wk old female fox squirrel (according to a rehabber who saw pictures) that was uninjured and rehabbed her. She is beautiful and healthy and I am a bit overwhelmed at the proper release process. Someone told me that fox squirrels need to be released in a group? I'm worried because she was raised alone and is now 10/11 wks old.

    I live in a busy neighborhood with lots of outdoor cats around so I also don't feel like my immediate neighborhood is good for her. She is sweet and friendly but not overly bonded and I can see she has some wild in her and I want to give her a good life. She has never been around dogs or cats so I'm not worried about her not being afraid of them.

    Any suggestions on how to release a single fox squirrel when my area is not ideal? Or any Los Angeles (or driving distance) rehabbers willing to help or introduce her to a similar aged group if she is indeed supposed to be with others to release successfully?

    Help is appreciated Pic attached of this gorgeous girl.
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    Default Re: 10 wk old single Fox Squirrel- Release help Los Angeles

    I've only known Grey's so no advice, but I had to comment on how gorgeous she is!! 😍

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    Default Re: 10 wk old single Fox Squirrel- Release help Los Angeles

    Quote Originally Posted by Sottinger View Post
    I've only known Grey's so no advice, but I had to comment on how gorgeous she is!! 😍
    Thank you!! She really is so perfect

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    Default Re: 10 wk old single Fox Squirrel- Release help Los Angeles

    I'm checking with a person I know in Los Angeles who helps rehab squirrels. She usually gets back to me within 24 hours. Hang in there, I'll let you know!

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    Default Re: 10 wk old single Fox Squirrel- Release help Los Angeles

    I sent you p.m.

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    Default Re: 10 wk old single Fox Squirrel- Release help Los Angeles

    Quote Originally Posted by sqrlnut View Post
    I sent you p.m.
    Thank you! Checking now

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    Default Re: 10 wk old single Fox Squirrel- Release help Los Angeles

    Is it true that it is not good to release fox squirrels solo??
    Oh no! Now I'm scared come spring after I over winter.....

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    Default Re: 10 wk old single Fox Squirrel- Release help Los Angeles

    Quote Originally Posted by TamiKakes View Post
    Is it true that it is not good to release fox squirrels solo??
    Oh no! Now I'm scared come spring after I over winter.....
    Not sure! I had one rehabber say that to me so I posted on the board to find out if that was true. Hopefully others will chime in!

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    Default Re: 10 wk old single Fox Squirrel- Release help Los Angeles

    Actually I've never heard that. It's always best to release a squirrel with a friend or as part of a group BUT it is certainly not required. Flying squirrels must be released as part of a colony.

    Singletons can definitely be released. I would assume that grey squirrels and fox squirrels are similar in that respect. I have released several grey singletons. After grey squirrels are released they will hang out together for a while but then they go their separate way. I would be curious to hear if foxers are different.

    That is a precious and beautiful baby you have there.

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    Default Re: 10 wk old single Fox Squirrel- Release help Los Angeles

    Quote Originally Posted by marie0602 View Post
    Not sure! I had one rehabber say that to me so I posted on the board to find out if that was true. Hopefully others will chime in!
    I don't think that is true either. I hope the number I gave you helps. P.m. with any other concerns or questions, I'll be happy to do what I can

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