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    Default Eastern Grey Squirrel having seizures..HELP!

    I found Madeline at around 3 weeks of age she had a broken leg and a knot on her head so, most likely, she had a head injury. She is around 7 moths old now and has had 2 seizures, that I've noticed. One today and one 8 days ago. I don't think it's from MBD. She was raised on Fox valley and has been eating Hi Protein and Picky Blocks quite well so, I don't think it's from a calcium deficiency. Is there anything I can do to help her...Meds, etc?

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    Are you sure she is eating them and not just hiding them? Sorry, I had to ask. I do not have much seizure experience, but there is a property in almonds that help control them. I believe it is magnesium but let me check.
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    Default Re: Eastern Grey Squirrel having seizures..HELP!

    I clean out her enclosure every few days. No she is not hiding them. She does tear them up and makes a mess with them but I give her several every day and she's not eating very much outside of the blocks. Poop and urine looks normal. Drinking plenty of water. Seems normal aside from having a spinning episodes that sometimes result in a seizure and then she sleeps.

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    Redwuff is correct, it is magnesium. Do you have access to a vet?
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    No, every vet I have spoken to here has told me that they won't treat squirrels, they will only euthanize them.

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    Default Re: Eastern Grey Squirrel having seizures..HELP!

    Do Tums have enough magnesium for the needed intake or should I give her Almonds? I was told by Henry's Pets that the squirrel blocks have everything she needs in them. I also give her Arugala/spring mix (lettuce). I've been removing the spinach from the mix. She also has been eating 2 raw green beans per day and 1 tiny bit of sweet potato, along with 5-7 blocks. I've been giving her extra blocks to make sure she's getting enough vitamin/mineral intake.

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