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Thread: Palmetto, FL - Need help with baby squirrel!!

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    Default Re: Palmetto, FL - Need help with baby squirrel!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ericacooperfl View Post
    Ok great!! I'll let you know.. she is doing great so far!! How old are your little ones ? What do you feed?
    The two little ones i have are about 3 weeks, and ive been giving them a mix of pedialyte and esbilac every 3-4 hours. I got them a few days ago from a woman in st. pete and they were very dehydrated.

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    Default Re: Palmetto, FL - Need help with baby squirrel!!

    Quote Originally Posted by abby_eliz View Post
    The two little ones i have are about 3 weeks, and ive been giving them a mix of pedialyte and esbilac every 3-4 hours. I got them a few days ago from a woman in st. pete and they were very dehydrated.

    Never mix Pedialyte and Esbilac,
    and don't give Pedialyte more than 24 hours.
    If you feel they still need hydration, you can
    do water with a touch of honey for taste
    in between feedings.
    Always mix the Esbilac with water at a ratio of
    1 part powder to 2 parts water
    Are you feeding the powdered puppy Esbilac?



    How much are you feeding, and what are their weights?

    Here's a great link on baby squirrel care.
    It's 6 short concise pages with the next button
    in the top right corner.
    https://www.henryspets.com/1-basic-setup/


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    Default Re: Palmetto, FL - Need help with baby squirrel!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in New York View Post

    Never mix Pedialyte and Esbilac,
    and don't give Pedialyte more than 24 hours.
    If you feel they still need hydration, you can
    do water with a touch of honey for taste
    in between feedings.
    Always mix the Esbilac with water at a ratio of
    1 part powder to 2 parts water
    Are you feeding the powdered puppy Esbilac?



    How much are you feeding, and what are their weights?

    Here's a great link on baby squirrel care.
    It's 6 short concise pages with the next button
    in the top right corner.
    https://www.henryspets.com/1-basic-setup/

    No, i do not mix the pedialyte and formula, i meant that ive been giving them both. they both eat between 4.5 and 5 cc of formula every few hours. i havent had the chance to weight them, i tried getting them on the scale but they moved around too much for it to get a stable number. i will try again. and yes, i have been using the powdered formula.

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    Default Re: Palmetto, FL - Need help with baby squirrel!!

    Put a small container on the scale, zero the scale and place the baby in the container. Sometimes you do have to pick the closest wt. but you can get a close enough wt to base feeding amt off of.
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    Default Re: Palmetto, FL - Need help with baby squirrel!!

    Quote Originally Posted by redwuff View Post
    Put a small container on the scale, zero the scale and place the baby in the container. Sometimes you do have to pick the closest wt. but you can get a close enough wt to base feeding amt off of.
    the male weights about 72.5 grams. the female weights about 74.7 grams.

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    Default Re: Palmetto, FL - Need help with baby squirrel!!

    What has been decided about this baby? Do you still want someone to take it, ericacooperfl? Someone who isnít overloaded with babies would be ideal for placement. Please let us know what you decide.

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