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    Default No upper teeth and small height

    Hi! Iím new to the Squirrel board and donít really know how to maneuver it much, so my apologies if Iím not in the right thread. About a month and a half ago one of my cats brought a 1 or 2 week old baby squirrel into the garage and my mom and I managed to save her with the advise of a specialist. We gave her esbilac for the first week until we could switch her to fox valley 20/50 (the formula she is currently on + squirrel blocks) She is now 6 or 7 weeks but she seems to be very small for her age So Iím concerned whether she could have dwarfism. Her upper teeth donít seem to have emerged either, which is the biggest issue right now since she has a big appetite, loves to climb places and seems to control her body temp. Is there any advice on what could be the condition of Kaita? Iím more concerned about her teeth than anything else, but if you can also diagnose whether she could have dwarfism, that would also be great. Thank you!
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    Default Re: No upper teeth and small height

    The squirrels in the area are around 6 inches in height and donít have a lot of fat

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    Default Re: No upper teeth and small height

    Keep checking back here. Folks on here just love special babies.

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    Default Re: No upper teeth and small height

    What a little cutie
    I'm not sure about dwarfism, but I have concerns about the bottom teeth over growing if the upper teeth won't come in soon.
    Do you have vet access if needed?

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    Thank you! I have tried but no vets want to see her. I am not sure if the exotic pet vets around here will want to see her, thereís a local but it has a list of animals and only flying squirrels are mentioned amongst ferrets and others, but I will try to contact him. update: her top teeth are just coming in! I looked at the roof of her mouth carefully, sheís an active little one. I also have a hibiscus branch for her to chew on, not sure if I should give it to her yet. Are her bottom teeth looking too long?

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    Default Re: No upper teeth and small height

    I'm glad that the top teeth are coming in .
    I can't remember if hibiscus branches are safe or not, I know that oak branches are safe. Pet stores sell small apple sticks and that's usually the first chew toy I give to my babies.
    I'm sorry that I don't have any better answers, but hopefully someone else will chime in.

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