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    Default 13 week old grey squirrel lost control of limbs

    I found my 13 week old male grey squirrel completely limp in his cage. Just a few hours ago he was running around and totally fine. He still wants to eat and after getting some food and water he seems a little better but still seems extremely unbalanced and canít walk very well.

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    Welcome Isaiah

    Can you tell us about the diet. It is critical information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    Welcome Isaiah

    Can you tell us about the diet. It is critical information.
    I feed him Mazuri rodent block alongside cabbage, celery, papaya, and occasionally cherries or pineapple.

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    Is he eating the block? He isnít stashing it, right?

    I looked back at your precious posts. It looks like there were digestive issues in the past. Has that cleared up? Are the poops normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    Is he eating the block? He isnít stashing it, right?

    I looked back at your precious posts. It looks like there were digestive issues in the past. Has that cleared up? Are the poops normal?
    He is eating the block, I am making sure of that and all other digestive issues have been resolved.

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    Default Re: 13 week old grey squirrel lost control of limbs

    Do you give him the papaya seeds or cherry pit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    Do you give him the papaya seeds or cherry pit?
    They donít get papaya seeds and when we give them cherries it has the seed in but they always just leave those on the ground when the actual fruit is gone.

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    I would dig the pits out of the cherries as they are toxic. They can break into the pit if they want to.

    I really donít know what the problem is. I assumed you ruled out dehydration. Sometimes water bottles can stop working. I like to have 2 water sources. (A bottle and a bowl).

    Injury is also a possibility from a fall.

    I would add other healthy veggies like kale, sugar snap peas, avocado, hard squashes, etc.

    Sorry, Iím not sure whatís going on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    I would dig the pits out of the cherries as they are toxic. They can break into the pit if they want to.

    I really donít know what the problem is. I assumed you ruled out dehydration. Sometimes water bottles can stop working. I like to have 2 water sources. (A bottle and a bowl).

    Injury is also a possibility from a fall.

    I would add other healthy veggies like kale, sugar snap peas, avocado, hard squashes, etc.

    Sorry, Iím not sure whatís going on here.
    Thank you for your help

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