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    Default I think my squirrel that we were told is a girl is a boy.

    Its been a year and our squirrel is now grown up. When it was a baby we were told female but now we think its a male. Would it be appropriate to post photo of genitals. There is no testicals or balls so we dont know. Thank you

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    Default Re: I think my squirrel that we were told is a girl is a boy.

    A males genital is about where one would think belly button,
    The females is between her legs. Females do have a slight
    "protrusion" which sometimes gets them confused for males.

    Males have the ability to keep/draw their testicles up into the
    body cavity (until needed) with the scrotum not prevalent at
    this time. But when they drop... there's no denying male!


    Yes, you can post a picture of squirrel anything.


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    Default Re: I think my squirrel that we were told is a girl is a boy.

    Show a pic. Was this a wild squirrel? Males are fairly often castrated in the nest...have seen this several times

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    Default Re: I think my squirrel that we were told is a girl is a boy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Timberbeast View Post
    Show a pic. Was this a wild squirrel? Males are fairly often castrated in the nest...have seen this several times
    Iím curious...baby boy squirrels have no testicle growth while in nest with mom. What have you seen?
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    Default Re: I think my squirrel that we were told is a girl is a boy.

    I grew up hunting and it wasnít uncommon to get young male squirrels that had seemingly been castrated. We were always told the Mother did it but others have claimed Males do it.

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