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    Exclamation Bradenton Fl. HELP 6 week female will not eat/vomiting

    I have two squirrels, a male and a female, that are about 6/7 weeks. they both have been soing fine but a few hours ago the female got very lethargic. she will not eat and has been vomiting. im mot sure what i should do. i rushed her to a vet and they said they couldnt help and that her brother had "attacked" her. please help!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abby_eliz View Post
    I have two squirrels, a male and a female, that are about 6/7 weeks. they both have been soing fine but a few hours ago the female got very lethargic. she will not eat and has been vomiting. im mot sure what i should do. i rushed her to a vet and they said they couldnt help and that her brother had "attacked" her. please help!!!
    Hold her up to you ear and listen for a "clicking" sound. If she is clicking with every breath, this is Aspiration Pneumonia (AP). A loss of appetite and lethargy are symptoms of AP.

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    it doesnt sound like any clicking. she sounds like shes having a hard time breathing. like shes taking very deep breaths.

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    Rub some molasses on her gums and see if that perks her up some... if you do not have molasses you can use honey or syrup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abby_eliz View Post
    it doesnt sound like any clicking. she sounds like shes having a hard time breathing. like shes taking very deep breaths.
    If she perks up, please give her some hydration.

    Have you reviewed this primer on baby squirrel care (it is 6 pages long):
    https://www.henryspets.com/1-basic-setup/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky View Post
    If she perks up, please give her some hydration.

    Have you reviewed this primer on baby squirrel care (it is 6 pages long):
    https://www.henryspets.com/1-basic-setup/
    i tried the honey and it didnt do anything, and i did read that.

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    Abby, could you give us some history. How long have you had them? What are you feeding them?
    How much are you feeding them?

    I see you’re in FL. We might be able to direct you to a safe vet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    Abby, could you give us some history. How long have you had them? What are you feeding them?
    How much are you feeding them?

    I see you’re in FL. We might be able to direct you to a safe vet.
    ive had them about 3 weeks. im feeding them the powdered esbiliac. and now the male is acting lethargic and vomiting as well.

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    This is very confusing. Squirrels almost never vomit. How much are you feeding and how often? How much do they weigh? Are they eating any solid food?

    Are you sure they aren’t clicking? Of course, vomiting isn’t associated with aspiration pneumonia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abby_eliz View Post
    it doesnt sound like any clicking. she sounds like shes having a hard time breathing. like shes taking very deep breaths.
    Have you given them anything other than formula?
    It almost sounds like there could be an obstruction in the
    throat.
    Just throwing this out there......
    Grapes, along with some other foods can cause this symptom.
    Is this the formula that you are feeding?


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    Are you re-using previously warmed formula? I agree this is unusual and hopefully we'll figure it out... sorry for all the questions!

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    There is no clicking sound. And i dont have a set amount of formula they eat anymore. they were on a schedule but they've gotten so active so sometimes they eat a lot, and others they dont eat as much. They havent tried anything else besides the formula, no solid foods. And i dont re-use any formula that ive already warmed. the male is back to normal now, but the female still hasnt eaten. ive tried giving her pedialyte to keep her hydrated but she wont take anything. and yes, that is the formula

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    I took her to 6 vets, none were helpful. one said they could check her out but that they couldnt do anything. they said it seems as if the male attacked her, but theres no signs of that. she hasnt taken in anything in almost 3 days. im not sure what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abby_eliz View Post
    I took her to 6 vets, none were helpful. one said they could check her out but that they couldnt do anything. they said it seems as if the male attacked her, but theres no signs of that. she hasnt taken in anything in almost 3 days. im not sure what to do.
    Where in Florida are you located.
    We have many members from Florida and hopefully someone can help you.
    Even if you have to hydrate her drop by drop, please do so.
    Your little one needs help asap.
    Let us know the city, and we will try to find you help.

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    Default Re: 6 week female will not eat/vomiting

    Quote Originally Posted by abby_eliz View Post
    I took her to 6 vets, none were helpful. one said they could check her out but that they couldnt do anything. they said it seems as if the male attacked her, but theres no signs of that. she hasnt taken in anything in almost 3 days. im not sure what to do.
    Are you anywhere around Daytona beach/Port orange area. There is an outstanding ‘squirrel’ vet there. Is your little girl taking in any fluids? 3 days without food is critical. Can we find a rehabber to pass her to. Your little girl will not last much longer w/out the proper veterinary care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redwuff View Post
    Are you anywhere around Daytona beach/Port orange area. There is an outstanding ‘squirrel’ vet there. Is your little girl taking in any fluids? 3 days without food is critical. Can we find a rehabber to pass her to. Your little girl will not last much longer w/out the proper veterinary care.
    i live about 45 minutes south of tampa in bradenton. daytonas about at 3+ hour drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in New York View Post
    Where in Florida are you located.
    We have many members from Florida and hopefully someone can help you.
    Even if you have to hydrate her drop by drop, please do so.
    Your little one needs help asap.
    Let us know the city, and we will try to find you help.
    ive gotten her to take a little pedialyte . not much though.

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    Default Re: Bradenton Fl. HELP 6 week female will not eat/vomiting

    Is there anyone in this area that can help? If we find someone, would you be willing to allow these babies to go to someone more experienced?
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    Default Re: Bradenton Fl. HELP 6 week female will not eat/vomiting

    Quote Originally Posted by redwuff View Post
    Is there anyone in this area that can help? If we find someone, would you be willing to allow these babies to go to someone more experienced?
    if there is id be more than willing to but im not sure. shes doing better now. shes finally taking in more fluids, only about 1/4 as much as her brother but its better than shes been doing the last few days.

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    Default Re: Bradenton Fl. HELP 6 week female will not eat/vomiting

    Quote Originally Posted by abby_eliz View Post
    if there is id be more than willing to but im not sure. shes doing better now. shes finally taking in more fluids, only about 1/4 as much as her brother but its better than shes been doing the last few days.
    If she has not eaten in 3-4 days, she needs a whole lot more than a 1/4 of the amt of fluid than her brother is taking. First, let us see who we can find.

    Would you share a picture of your sweet babies...
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