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    Default Rehaber in Houston Texas

    Rehaber needed 2/23/2020 this evening I found a pink baby squirrel on my patio. It has apparently fallen from a nest above in my palm tree. I have relocated the baby inside for now on a wash cloth on a low heating pad. Once it warmed up it’s moving more and breathing well. I did try to administer some water from a syringe but not much luck. I would try to relocate back outside but it’s due to rain badly tomorrow.
    Any suggestions are gladly welcomed.

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    Keeping pickie warm and hydrated is crucial to its survival. These babies cannot maintain body temperature at this age, and will shut down quickly without a heat source when put outside this time of year. Keep a lookout for the mom and have a warm fleece to wrap up the pinkie up in t0 put it out in a shoe box just in case she shows up looking for it.

    Give the TWRC a call; they have a squirrel rehab group in the Houston area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggie's Friend View Post
    Keeping pickie warm and hydrated is crucial to its survival. These babies cannot maintain body temperature at this age, and will shut down quickly without a heat source when put outside this time of year. Keep a lookout for the mom and have a warm fleece to wrap up the pinkie up in t0 put it out in a shoe box just in case she shows up looking for it.

    Give the TWRC a call; they have a squirrel rehab group in the Houston area.

    Thank you! I have the baby on a cloth on a low temp heating pad. Tried to give some water but didnít really like it. Will try again.

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    Default Re: Rehaber in Houston Texas

    Reuniting is always the best first choice. Mom may come even in the rain, so watch for her. She will take the baby even after youíve handled it, as long as itís warm.

    Iíve reached out to a member in Texas to take a look at your thread to see if she can help point you to the right folks, if reuniting isnít possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggie's Friend View Post
    Keeping pickie warm and hydrated is crucial to its survival. These babies cannot maintain body temperature at this age, and will shut down quickly without a heat source when put outside this time of year. Keep a lookout for the mom and have a warm fleece to wrap up the pinkie up in t0 put it out in a shoe box just in case she shows up looking for it.

    Give the TWRC a call; they have a squirrel rehab group in the Houston area.
    How is the baby this morning. Please don't call TWRC for a pinky. I have some contacts in the Houston area and can ask for if they know someone.

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    Pedialyte for a day for the baby.

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    I personally have known a lead rehabber in the TWRC living in Houston; they go the distance to support the pinkies.

    There is no time to loose trying to find a rehabber for a pinkie.

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    I have rehabbers in houston. I have messaged and emailed the finder. Just waiting for a response.
    Squirrels, squirrels and more squirrels....
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