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    Default Feeding for 10-week old foxer

    An 8-week old baby fell out of his nest, and the mother was unable to carry him up the 35-foot palm tree. So as an experienced rehabber I took him in. He suffered some trauma to his rear legs, but after 5 days he appeared 100% climbing and jumping all over his cage. I was feeding him FV 20/50, and weaning him on solid foods. He doesn't appear to want formulae anymore, two weeks later where he is now ten weeks old. Is it customary not to give formulae after ten weeks of age ? I'm planning to release him soon when his siblings come down tree to explore. Simon (as I named him) will probably be strong enough to scale that palm tree himself. Any thoughts will be appreciated. Many thanks

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    Default Re: Feeding for 10-week old foxer

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy14 View Post
    An 8-week old baby fell out of his nest, and the mother was unable to carry him up the 35-foot palm tree. So as an experienced rehabber I took him in. He suffered some trauma to his rear legs, but after 5 days he appeared 100% climbing and jumping all over his cage. I was feeding him FV 20/50, and weaning him on solid foods. He doesn't appear to want formulae anymore, two weeks later where he is now ten weeks old. Is it customary not to give formulae after ten weeks of age ? I'm planning to release him soon when his siblings come down tree to explore. Simon (as I named him) will probably be strong enough to scale that palm tree himself. Any thoughts will be appreciated. Many thanks

    10 weeks is on the young side for weaning. We do not wean squirrels, we provide formula for as long as possible. Often a couple times a day right up until release. He also should be eating Rodent Block also by now.

    They need to be 14 - 16 weeks old for release, especially singletons. Squirrels require a soft release, not a hard release.

    Here is a link to the soft release process:
    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...t=soft+release


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