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    The MILKMOUF! Perfection! She is beautiful! Goooood mama!

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    Quote Originally Posted by agustinanavarro View Post
    Hi everybody!

    It's been a while since I posted updates on my variegated baby, BABY BO

    I'm deeply in love with her. It's magical to see her growing up, and to see her develop into an actual squirrel!
    She's a sweetheart. Still sleeping a lot, but also playful. We added some small branches to her box and she's so happy running over them, and playing by herself.

    She's also doing amazing with our homemade formula. She loves it, she eats with such enthusiasm...Also, she's pooping a lot and all by herself. I look at her and I can't believe how much she grew up in the past days. Her weight is now over 115gr.

    Some good news: I was finally able to place an order for rodent blocks (and some other supplis) on Henry's I found a cheap and trustable courier here in CR that will ship the supplies from the States.

    And thanks to all your help I might be able to make my own blocks in the meantime. I'm so grateful for all the help, really!

    Finally, some cute pictures of my chubby baby Bo.

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    She's beautiful!

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    Hi there

    We're still waiting for our Henry's order to arrive to CR any day now. I can't wait to give Bo her healthy blocks. I noticed she started biting and chewing stuff during the past week...She haven't done it before, so I can feel she'll be happy with the blocks.

    This week she tried some bananas, and she was euphoric She loved them!

    She's still having her homemade formula, soon we'll swap to Fox Valley. She eats, poops, and pees a lot.

    She's a funny funny girl.

    In the next weeks we're gonna start building a huge cage for her, always thinking about releasing day. But in the meantime, we've moved her into our dogs kennel. We've put some fabrics, branches, stones...and God, she's so so happy. She plays all day long, she climbs, she runs, and she sleeps like an angel.

    Here's some pictures of her.
    Look how grown up she looks!

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    Good Lord, she is precious!!!
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    Nice yawn! Her coloring is beautiful!

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    Hi everyone!

    I've got some updates on my -not so baby anymore- Baby Bo.

    She's almost 12 weeks now. It's amazing how much she've grown in the past few weeks. Not only physically, I can see major personality changes. She's acting much more as a teen now...makes me a bit sad, but happy at the same time.
    I'm starting to feel the releasing time is getting closer, and even though that brings me down, I'm starting to realize how badly she needs to be back into nature, where she belongs...

    She has spent the past weeks on a dog kennel. It was perfect at first, but not enough after a few days. I started to let her run free into the room we assigned to her (we moved to a bigger house with an extra room for squirrels). And she went crazy: She runs, she jumps, she climbs...She's so excited. She's already doing crazy long-distance jumps...

    So we started to build the outdoor pre-release cage. And now of course I have many questions about the next steps. Is she old enough to put her in her pre-release cage? How long should she stay there before releasing?

    She's still being fed with Fox Valley formula, and she loves it more than anything. We give her Henry blocks, but seems like she's not much into them yet...Even healthy veggies or fruits are not her thing yet. She prefers milk, always.

    I would appreciate any advice on the process during the next few weeks

    Thanks as always!

    Here are some pictures of her and her pre-release cage, which is still "a work in process".

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    Quote Originally Posted by agustinanavarro View Post
    Hi everyone!


    I'm starting to feel the releasing time is getting closer, and even though that brings me down, I'm starting to realize how badly she needs to be back into nature, where she belongs...

    ..

    So we started to build the outdoor pre-release cage. And now of course I have many questions about the next steps. Is she old enough to put her in her pre-release cage? How long should she stay there before releasing?
    About 2 full weeks so she can get used to temperature changes, sounds of day & night in the wild, smells of plants and other animals, and actually being close to the other wild things...squirrels, raccoons, birds, iguanas, skunks, etc. The night time animal list is longer than you might think.

    She's still being fed with Fox Valley formula, and she loves it more than anything. We give her Henry blocks, but seems like she's not much into them yet...Even healthy veggies or fruits are not her thing yet. She prefers milk, always.-
    Give her Fox valley as long as she wants it--healthy and everything her Mom would give her. The blocks are good for her. If she won't chew them...Try grinding them up and add some ciruella (plum) baby food to make a small ball. Have you given her any Almendras ? Ripe ( red or yellow) ones are best. the hard shell under the soft meat will be good for her teeth. Also a coconut to chew will be good for the teeth. Get a brown one and drain it. The coconut water should be offered daily. She should naturally start to chew thru the coconut If she does make a hole in it let her enjoy "some " of the white , sweet meat...but not too much. remove and replace at end of day.

    Here are some pictures of her and her pre-release cage, which is still "a work in process".
    Is there a tree close to the cage ? (I don't see one in your photo) If possible I like to make a "bridge" from cage to a tree -with a branch to allow Bo to get safely up a tree on release day. I have cats-- from neighbor's yards, and they might attempt to harm her. Once she is in the cage, slowly reduce the amount of time you spend with her . She will be better off in the wild if she feels wild. I talked to my releases but never touched them after they entered the cage. It will be really hard--being Bo is your first. Good Luck.

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    WE built a small 4inch by 4 inch door for the release. We connected this doorway to a nearby tree. This "bridge allowed our released squirrels to leave and return if being chased- or if they decided to spend another night or two in a familiar place. And small enough so a larger critter couldn't enter the release cage.----Name:  cage 6 jpeg.jpg
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    You should have a small door for changing out the old food for new food...a door that doesn't allow Bo to get out. Have a shelf just inside that food door. Old food on shelf or floor--will attract insects and ants, etc. I actually hosed out the cage every afternoon, when my releases were inside their nest box. She will need a night time nest box inside the cage for feeling safe. That nest box can be transferred to a nearby tree after release..Hopefully she will stay close.Name:  nest box June 19-2.jpg
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    The walls of the cage MUST be hardware cloth wire mesh. 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch is a good size to use. Do NOT use window screening.Screening would allow Bo to claw out and other critters to claw in.YIKES--- Raccoons can get into a LOT of trouble.If the main door is large-You will not be able to open it after Bo is inside. That is why smaller service doors work well. If she gets out and into the trees too early. the soft-release process won't work, She needs time OUTSIDE--but protected.

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    Beautiful Baby Bo-----------------
    You have done a great job raising and caring for BO.


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    Exciting and scary time in your and Beautiful Baby Bo's lives. Keeping you in my thoughts as you continue to help your baby find her way.
    "I hope everyone got or gets their Baby Love today"~Shewhosweptforest

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    How is your outside cage coming along ?? If you have any new questions...please ask.

    Are there a lot of wild squirrels in your area ? > Do you see squirrel nests up in the trees ?
    Are there many trees close to your home ? Do you have any trees that offer fruit or nuts for the wild squirrels to eat ?



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    SQUIRRELS LOVE---Curtain Rods.....ha
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