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    Default My rescue squirrel just fell from a tree onto the deck.

    I don't know what to do. What if he has internal bleeding? There's no where take him, its Sunday. I'm so upset. Why would a squirrel fall? This is his 7th day after release. He's about 10 months old. He was eating mulberries. Could he gotten intoxicated from theme. What should I do?

    Now he's bleeding from his nose.

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    Default Re: My rescue squirrel just fell from a tree onto the deck.

    Tell us how he is acting. Does he seem injured? Squirrels fall all the time - less than they should if you watch them in the trees...

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    Default Re: My rescue squirrel just fell from a tree onto the deck.

    Ok, He went in his house hiding. some blood from nose. He can walk. Actually, climbed back up to his house and went inside. I took the whole house down and just now put it into his release cage. I'm so scared. I love him so much.

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    Default Re: My rescue squirrel just fell from a tree onto the deck.

    I would keep him in his release cage and keep an eye on him until at least tomorrow. Let him sleep - this also probably scared the heck out of him. If he seems to be in pain you can give him some infant ibuprophen. If you can guesstimate his weight, we can dose it for you.

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    Default Re: My rescue squirrel just fell from a tree onto the deck.

    Also, His eyes are rather squinty. However, when I open his cage, he does come out of his house and starts to paw at me. Those eyes just don't look right.

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    Default Re: My rescue squirrel just fell from a tree onto the deck.

    He probably is sore - if he had blood on his nose he smacked his head...

    Will he eat anything?

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    Default Re: My rescue squirrel just fell from a tree onto the deck.

    I have no idea what he weighs, so I'll skip the ibuprofen. Thank you

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