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    Default Suggestions on Good Things to Chew On

    Hi all! I was wondering what would be some good things for Rocky to chew on to keep his teeth filed down. I don't give him nuts because he has a terrible nut aggression issue. He was attacking badly and I removed all nuts from the area and stopped giving them to him and the problem went away. He is a 7 month old red squirrel, some of you may remember past post about him after I rescued him at 2wks old in August. He is doing great by the way thanks to this group!!
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    Default Re: Suggestions on Good Things to Chew On

    What’s your plan for Rocky? Will you be releasing him. He looks very healthy and cute!

    Clean seashells, beef bones (the kind you can buy for dogs in the grocery store), hardwoods like hickory, Apple, oak, pecan, wooden bird toys (made in the USA), deer antlers are all items that they can chew on.

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    He looks darling! Good job.
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    Default Re: Suggestions on Good Things to Chew On

    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1959 View Post
    What’s your plan for Rocky? Will you be releasing him. He looks very healthy and cute!

    Clean seashells, beef bones (the kind you can buy for dogs in the grocery store), hardwoods like hickory, Apple, oak, pecan, wooden bird toys (made in the USA), deer antlers are all items that they can chew on.
    Thanks for all the options I really appreciate it. To be honest I am not 100% sure yet if I am going to release him. It is something I have been thinking about all winter. I want him to be happy and I want him to be safe. His best interest has always been my top priority since I rescued him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwuff View Post
    He looks darling! Good job.
    Thanks redwuff!!! He really is doing great and such a little bundle of fun to be around!

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    Default Re: Suggestions on Good Things to Chew On

    Great ideas given for your fuzzy! Just want to add my experience with my red. Invest in a good exercise wheel. I was given the same advice almost three years ago from this board. Best advice ever!!! I purchased a Magnum Wheel, actually I now own six of them!!! My red must run five miles a day on it!!!

    Good luck, mine is a 8oz. Chainsaw
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    Default Re: Suggestions on Good Things to Chew On

    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1959 View Post
    What’s your plan for Rocky? Will you be releasing him. He looks very healthy and cute!

    Clean seashells, beef bones (the kind you can buy for dogs in the grocery store), hardwoods like hickory, Apple, oak, pecan, wooden bird toys (made in the USA), deer antlers are all items that they can chew on.
    Do you recommend boiling deer antlers to sterilize them? Somehow I thought an old thread suggested that. I thought I remembered a part about letting them cool off overnight,etc.

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