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    Default 7.5 months, still on FV 20/50

    My fox squirrel is 7.5 months and still wants his FV 20/50 twice a day. He gets plenty of fruits and vegetables in addition to his Henry's picky blocks.

    He gets four teaspoons of formula in the morning and again in the evening. Is there any reason this is not okay? I know he will have to give it up or I will have to give it up for him before I can release him.

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    Default Re: 7.5 months, still on FV 20/50

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiesMom View Post
    My fox squirrel is 7.5 months and still wants his FV 20/50 twice a day. He gets plenty of fruits and vegetables in addition to his Henry's picky blocks.
    He gets four teaspoons of formula in the morning and again in the evening. Is there any reason this is not okay? I know he will have to give it up or I will have to give it up for him before I can release him.
    It's perfectly ok for him to still want and take it.
    Does he still take nipple or from a dish?
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    Default Re: 7.5 months, still on FV 20/50

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiesMom View Post
    My fox squirrel is 7.5 months and still wants his FV 20/50 twice a day. He gets plenty of fruits and vegetables in addition to his Henry's picky blocks.

    He gets four teaspoons of formula in the morning and again in the evening. Is there any reason this is not okay? I know he will have to give it up or I will have to give it up for him before I can release him.
    Honestly, I have a released female that I continued to feed formula to, by nipple, for years after she was released. She stays in my yard in a box, so I kept a ladder by her box and would climb it every night around dusk and feed her the formula. . Itís great nutrition so continue as long as he wants it. IMO.

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    Default Re: 7.5 months, still on FV 20/50

    Quote Originally Posted by stepnstone View Post
    It's perfectly ok for him to still want and take it.
    Does he still take nipple or from a dish?
    Thanks for your response :-) he drinks his milk from a saucer.

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    Default Re: 7.5 months, still on FV 20/50

    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1959 View Post
    Honestly, I have a released female that I continued to feed formula to, by nipple, for years after she was released. She stays in my yard in a box, so I kept a ladder by her box and would climb it every night around dusk and feed her the formula. . Itís great nutrition so continue as long as he wants it. IMO.
    Wow! That's fascinating :-) you are very dedicated :-)

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    Default Re: 7.5 months, still on FV 20/50

    He wants to be a baby forever your lucky.

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