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    Default Release age?

    I am wondering if the other information I found on releasing Red Squirrels at 12 weeks is accurate?
    Also any tips and advice on how to make sure my babies will have the best chance once released back into the wild? (Aka - my yard/neighborhood.)
    I already have an awesome nest box to put on the tree, that is in their cage and they sleep in it most the time.

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    Default Re: Release age?

    I have never had the privilege of rehabbing a red squirrel, but by rehabber's guide says 14 weeks which aligns with grey squirrels.

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    Default Re: Release age?

    Can anybody give me any tips on release? I will not be able to build a huge release cage, (there are just no supplies available due to Covid-19) they will have to be out in the cage I built for them which is 4' tall x 2'x3'
    How many days can I leave them outdoors in it before release? I am thinking the less the better...?
    Can I feed them rodent block after I release them or will that just cause mold to grow in their stashes?
    Any other tips?

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