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    Default Possible mbd

    I acquired 3 squirrels a few months ago. 2 died about 4 weeks ago the last one is showing symptoms of mbd. We have given the first dose of tums. If there is anything else I should do please let me know! Thanks

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    Below is the link to the MBD Treatment thread... follow those directions closely. MBD takes a long time to develop and a long time to reverse, thought they often start showing signs of improvement quickly (especially younger squirrels).

    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...dated-3-31-09)

    Providing a source of heat (warm) is good sing MBD can be painful. Keep her in a small cage with minimal height to decrease risk of fall... MBD causes brittle bones and can break easily from a fall.

    The next steps are to address her diet.. that should start as soon as she is stabilized.

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    The little girl is here with me for a few days for treatment, she is absolutely precious.

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    She is in good hands!
    The adventures of Sir Max and Explorer Millie!
    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...e-the-Explorer!

    See my wild squirrel adventures in the thread "Squirtle's yard!":
    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...quirtle-s-Yard!

    See the sisters Pip and Nip!
    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...-(Pip-and-Nip)!

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    This is little Sophie this morning

    https://youtu.be/zHtAHFW8zqE
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    What a little cutie!

    He is still moble so hopefully the MBD protocol and a good diet will heal him.
    The adventures of Sir Max and Explorer Millie!
    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...e-the-Explorer!

    See my wild squirrel adventures in the thread "Squirtle's yard!":
    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...quirtle-s-Yard!

    See the sisters Pip and Nip!
    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...-(Pip-and-Nip)!

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    Couldn’t imagine a better person to heal little Sophie
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    Little Sophie is responding really well to the MBD treatment. Here are the videos that I have taken over the past week. Sweet Sophie will be going home on Sunday.
    First to last.

    https://youtu.be/zHtAHFW8zqE

    https://youtu.be/CjO4hfYxMWA

    https://youtu.be/ZpR3aQswhOw

    https://youtu.be/joOyZoO43eU

    https://youtu.be/sWmQUMHHC4w

    https://youtu.be/xV0o9NhlJB0

    https://youtu.be/vnqE6BLNGAU

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    I watched everyone of them. She really is precious and you've done a great job with her. Sophie was so blessed to come to you for intervention at a critical time. Watching her eat her healthy food eagerly just melted my heart.

    I can tell that she really loves you and I know that you will miss her.

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    Thank you HRT. I love Sophie too. She is precious, she purrs like crazy and loves everything soft.
    She has been good for me too.

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    You got little Sophie turned around. Now, it will take many months of strict, good diet and MBD protocol to fully heal her bones and allow her to fully recover. She looks so happy and must feel so much better!
    The adventures of Sir Max and Explorer Millie!
    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...e-the-Explorer!

    See my wild squirrel adventures in the thread "Squirtle's yard!":
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    See the sisters Pip and Nip!
    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...-(Pip-and-Nip)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukaslolamaus View Post
    I love Sophie too. She is precious, she purrs like crazy and loves everything soft.
    She has been good for me too.
    I wish she could stay with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    I wish she could stay with you.
    It will be tough letting her go, but her family loves her. I printed out the healthy diet, and MBD protocol forher mom.
    Her family lives less than 10 minutes from me, and her mom says I have visitation rights.

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    Perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by TubeDriver View Post
    You got little Sophie turned around. Now, it will take many months of strict, good diet and MBD protocol to fully heal her bones and allow her to fully recover. She looks so happy and must feel so much better!
    I think she is the happiest baby I've met yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    I wish she could stay with you.
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    Sophie looks wonderful.
    I'm in close contact with her mom and visit them from time to time. She still remembers us (my daughter went with me twice and my husband once).
    I didn't forget my phone on today's visit and took this video.

    https://youtu.be/X8iuw8xmz70

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    There's no stopping her now...
    I love the little jump and "mule kicks" she does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stepnstone View Post
    There's no stopping her now...
    I love the little jump and "mule kicks" she does.
    I don't think there is lol.
    It looks like Sophie and Tiger will be RC neighbors in the future.
    I think Tiger is just a little bit younger than Sophie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukaslolamaus View Post
    It looks like Sophie and Tiger will be RC neighbors in the future.
    Sophie and little Tiger both are very blessed to have been in your care. Now they both will have a chance to enjoy their squirrelly lives in the trees when the time comes.
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