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    Default Confirm proper feeding schedule please :)

    Ok so we have made it to the middle of what I believe is their 5th week. Eyes open, completely furry, eating rodent block and poop is yellow brown and pellet formed. So my question is how many times a day do I feed them? Henryís says 4 but Iíve read different things on here that say five. They are getting 10cc at each feeding and Iíve been doing it 5x/day but now thinking maybe going to 4 feeding every 6 hours? They are 124/126g as of today. Any guidance would be appreciated

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    Default Re: Confirm proper feeding schedule please :)

    I have no problem with 4x day for 5 weekers. Especially when they are heartily guzzling down 10cc. Mine actually gave up the fourth feeding at 6 weeks and are now at 3x; their older buddies who are now 8 weeks old are taking one morning feeding and a half-hearted slurp in the evening.

    Frankly, I don't even see how one can even squeeze 5-6 feedings into one day, but that's just my crazy life
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    I believe my babies are between 7-8 weeks. I have had them for 3 and when I got them their eyes were still closed. Their eyes have been open for almost 2 weeks now, curled tails, sitting up, some very active periods. I've had rodent block in with them for 2 weeks. They nibble, but never really seem to eat it? I have added sticks and leaves in the last week. They really tore into the bark on a large branch, but still attack their formula too. I feed 4X a day right now, approximately every 5 hours.....My question is this...are they old enough to go to 3? and is it ok for there to be 8 hours between? I have been taking them to work with me, and my job is very understanding, but it would be nice to be able to feed in the morning right before I go, as soon as I get home, and again about 5 hours later before bed.....would a schedule like that be ok at this point?

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    Man I would kill to be able to bring my babies to work! Military wouldn't take to kindly to that lol. They are very accommodating with me going home every four hours to feed so that's a plus I will let the professionals answer your feeding question as I'm a newbie to being a squirrel mom as well!

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    Haha, yes, I am very lucky to be able to bring them along. We joke that they fit right in with the rest of the squirrels that work here!! lol....I raised some babies years ago, but don't remember much, so feel like this is a whole new ball game. They've done well and I am so afraid of screwing them up!!! I am very worried about a pre release cage andhow to transition them to that. The weather has been crazy....50's some nights, and supposed to hit 90 tomorrow. I am in central PA, so evern worried about whether I should release them in Mid October around here? Really having fun with them, but trying to do things right stresses me out!!! lol

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