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    Default 15 week old female

    The 15 week old squirrel that i am overwintering still drinks 45 - 50 cc of fox valley per day. She gets a henrys block with greens in the morning after she drinks her milk. For dinner time she gets her milk with a rodent block also. She still loves her fox valley milk. Should I continue to let her drink as much fox valley as she wants daily?

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    Default Re: 15 week old female

    No harm, your overwintering her anyway.
    We recommend letting them wean themselves,
    I'd let her have it as long as she'll take it.
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    Default Re: 15 week old female

    I am overwintering a sweet little girl too... about the same age. She still drinks a bit of formula too, but I've noticed that she drinks it more by lapping it off the end of the nipple now instead of sucking. She still loves it, and gets really happy after drinking it...lol... but she is drinking less and less of it each week.

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    Default Re: 15 week old female

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesi View Post
    I am overwintering a sweet little girl too... about the same age. She still drinks a bit of formula too, but I've noticed that she drinks it more by lapping it off the end of the nipple now instead of sucking. She still loves it, and gets really happy after drinking it...lol... but she is drinking less and less of it each week.
    They do set their own pace to weaning...
    Some wean early, some at a pretty normal pace once eating solid foods.
    Then there are those that keep dragging it out between wanting it and not.
    That might be about the time momma squirrel calls quits.
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