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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel431 View Post
    yes he still has that black speck from the umbilical cord also I didnt know he was that young I thought he was a little older

    OK they say that the little black dot comes off around 10 days old.
    I would guess he's/she's about a week old.
    Do you know if it's a boy or girl?


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    How did you get this little one?
    You mentioned his dark head in
    your first post.
    I think the dark head may be from
    a fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel431 View Post
    Hes been pooping and peeing normally I potty him after he eats and he always goes. Also i ordered the nipple and it came today. Also about his head I have no idea if its bruised I thought he was just getting that black that they get when they get older. So do you think hes less then a week old?
    I just listened to his breathing and I think he has pneumonia I'm going to get baytril but I dont know how much to give him and for how long

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    Oh my. A tiny pinky baby. I would recommend that you purchase a mini and a regular Miracle nipple from Henryís Healthy Pet. These nipples are the best and will reduce the chance of aspirating. Be very careful that Peanut doesnít aspirate formula. Just precious.

    Is the baby pooping and peeing normally? The reason I ask is because sometimes tiny pinks have difficulty digesting commercial formula. If that happens and bloat becomes an issue you would need to switch to the Goat Milk Temporary formula. If everything is working well, I wouldnít change a thing.

    Is the head bruised? It looks purple to me.
    I just listened to his breathing and I think he has pneumonia I'm going to get baytril but I dont know how much to give him and how long ti give it to him for

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in New York View Post
    How did you get this little one?
    You mentioned his dark head in
    your first post.
    I think the dark head may be from
    a fall.
    Someone gave him to me they found him on a glass porch table outside and he was laying there for 4 hours while they were waiting for his mom to come back. they also looked around for a nest and they couldn't find one so they took him and gave him to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in New York View Post
    OK they say that the little black dot comes off around 10 days old.
    I would guess he's/she's about a week old.
    Do you know if it's a boy or girl?

    I dont know yet if it's a boy or girl but I'm starting to lean towards a girl

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    Is she clicking with every breath?

    Can you get the pill tonight? We can dose it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel431 View Post
    So do you think hes less then a week old?
    Probably 4-5 days. Not over a week. 14g is very tiny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    Is she clicking with every breath?

    Can you get the pill tonight? We can dose it for you.
    The fastest it comes is 2 days shipping and I thought the clicking stopped then I just started hearing it again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel431 View Post
    The fastest it comes is 2 days shipping and I thought the clicking stopped then I just started hearing it again
    Thatís not nearly fast enough. If it is indeed pneumonia you have about 12 hrs to start antibiotics. They crash fast. Let me ask this. How is the appetite? With pneumonia there is a drastic loss of appetite.

    Could you send me a PM with your location in FL. We have a lot of FL members. We might have one close to you that has antibiotics.

    One last thing, do you have ANY antibiotics? A single pill is all you need.

    Baby squirrels do sometimes make clicky little sounds. If it comes and goes it might not be pneumonia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel431 View Post
    The fastest it comes is 2 days shipping and I thought the clicking stopped then I just started hearing it again
    Also I got baytril 10% and do you think she will be fine for 2 days without the baytril

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    Thatís the liquid injectable right?

    How is the appetite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    Thatís not nearly fast enough. If it is indeed pneumonia you have about 12 hrs to start antibiotics. They crash fast. Let me ask this. How is the appetite? With pneumonia there is a drastic loss of appetite.

    Could you send me a PM with your location in FL. We have a lot of FL members. We might have one close to you that has antibiotics.

    One last thing, do you have ANY antibiotics? A single pill is all you need.

    Baby squirrels do sometimes make clicky little sounds. If it comes and goes it might not be pneumonia.
    It's hard to tell with the appetite it's always taken me half an hour to 1 hour to feed her cause she would always not constantly eat until its finished also I have no pills. And I will send you that message now

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    Any updates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in New York View Post
    Any updates?
    yes she is 17 grams now getting better at eating and the pnumonia is gone but I'll still be giving her the medicine. She also lost her embilical cord

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    Hey so I have another question about Hazel (her new name) shes been growing super fast and is 55 grams now and also has fur everywhere. But should I up her feeding amount everytime she gains weight (I always give her 5 - 7% of her body weight). I feel like she might get bloated or super fat if I keep feeding her as soon as she gains weight wich is every day. So how do you guys normally do it?

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    She looks beautiful -- don't change a thing that you're doing!
    Yes, you should up the amount you are feeding as the baby gains grams so that she is getting AT LEAST 5% of her total body weight.
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    Aww...Hazel is adorable. You have done an awesome job raising a pinkie.

    She is a growing girl. Donít worry about her getting fat. We love fat little babies. When she gets older she will take much more than 5-7%. Bigger babies easily take 10% but you have to work up to that. As they get older bloat isnít as much of a concern. Of course, donít overdo it. When they get to be teenagers I donít weight them anymore. Actually, you canít really weight them at that age without a fight.
    I feed them what they want which is a LOT!

    You should see eyeballs this week. 👁

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