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    Unhappy Sad 3months squirrel

    Hi, Iím new to this, but I have a squirrel thatís about 3 months and heís sad. Usually heíll leave for 2 days and come back slightly sad and then returns back to normal in a day. But this time he came back home really depressed. Could it be because of the winter and hibernation time? Pls help

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    Default Re: Sad 3months squirrel

    What type of squirrel is he? Tree squirrels don't hibernate.

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    Heís an eastern grey squirrel

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    Hi! What do you mean by "depressed"? Low energy? Not bouncy? When you say "comes back home" did you release him? How long ago? Has he been staying around and recently started staying away? What kind of squirrel is it?
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    Hi, heís an eastern grey squirrel and he has very low energy, heís usually more energetic and jumping on me and my family but he now sticks more to laying down or sitting hunched over (more than normal).

    When I say he comes back home, itís more of if he wants to go outside then weíll let him and he usually hangs around on a tree or goes away for 2 days. He comes back home when itís night time and when he sees us outside. Usually he comes home tired and wanting to be pet a lot, and then heís back to his energetic self the next day. But this time he came home really low energy, not jumpy at all, and a decrease in appetite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephvaniee View Post
    Hi, he’s an eastern grey squirrel and he has very low energy, he’s usually more energetic and jumping
    on me and my family but he now sticks more to laying down or sitting hunched over (more than normal).

    Sitting "hunched over" can be a red flag, a picture could be helpful to assess his condition.
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    Thatís the best photo i have right now, i havent gotten the opportunity to take another. Let me know if you need a better picture.
    Also the last time he came home he had a rash on by his tummy. And heís lost a bit of weight.

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    Your little guy could have something going on with him that is making him not feel good. Can you handle him with a blanket wrapped around him? Iím wondering if his teeth are ok....not too long or broken or something? Depressed is not normal.

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    These are his teeth

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    The teeth look ok to me. Is it possible for you to keep him in for a few days so you can observe him?

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    How much does he weigh?

    What was his typical diet when he was in your care?

    At this time of year I do think that they slow down, to reduce their calorie burn so as to be sure that the food that they have stashed away will last through the winter.

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    The posture is still a red flag to me, I agree with Mel, keep him in to observe.
    Something don't look right... what am I seeing here? (yellow arrow)
    Is that nipple? injury? or what?

    Has he been urinating ok and passing bowels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stepnstone View Post

    what am I seeing here? (yellow arrow)
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    Is that just the curled up fingers of the left hand?

    I agree with taking the cautious approach, something may be off.

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    How is your little adorable guy doing today?
    Animals are magical....Thank you everyone who tries to help them, save them tirelessly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Monkey View Post
    Is that just the curled up fingers of the left hand?

    I agree with taking the cautious approach, something may be off.
    Yes thatís just his hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy View Post
    How is your little adorable guy doing today?
    Heís been sleeping mostly, he keeps wanting to sleep on my hands and not in his bed. He hasnít eaten yet either, Iíve offered food and he doesnít want to take it and only goes for water.

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    Please scroll back to post 12, still would like to have questions answered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stepnstone View Post
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    The posture is still a red flag to me, I agree with Mel, keep him in to observe.
    Something don't look right... what am I seeing here? (yellow arrow)
    Is that nipple? injury? or what?

    Has he been urinating ok and passing bowels?
    Thatís his hand, and hes been urinating normally and passing normally as well. I haent seen him go potty today so far

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    Default Re: Sad 3months squirrel

    Have you been hydrating him? Offer water; maybe with a little bit honey or fruit juice mixed with it? If you still have formula, he might take that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy View Post
    Have you been hydrating him? Offer water; maybe with a little bit honey or fruit juice mixed with it? If you still have formula, he might take that.
    I agree, hydration is key and he's also going to need nutrients.
    Formula would be good, yogurt w/ probiotics could help with his
    stomach if that's an issue, ensure would also be good for protein.
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