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    Hi all! I have a question regarding a baby squirrel I found. I just want to make sure she is looking ok and there arenít to many reference pictures out there. I donít know how to attach a photo, can anyone help

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    Thank you! Here she is.

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    She is darling! Tell us a bit about her. What are you feeding, how much and how often?
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    When I found her in the road about 5 days ago she was on pedialite mix. Now she is on esbilac and I mix in some goats milk. She eats about every 2 and a half hours currently. I just want to make sure she is getting what she needs.

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    What was the question you wanted to ask?

    Here is a good video about good feeding technique which is the best way to prevent problems.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLjR...relsandmorellc

    A one cc syringe or a 1/2 cc syringe is best, preferably with a nipple attached.

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    They should be fed 5-7% of their body weight at each feeding.

    So if the baby weighed 15 grams, for example to calculate 5% the math is simple .05 x 15 g = .75 g. A cc of water weighs one gram. So this translates to .75 cc of formula at each feeding.

    Is it pooping and peeing when stimulated?

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    Here is a video about how to test for dehydration.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjPM...relsandmorellc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Monkey View Post
    They should be fed 5-7% of their body weight at each feeding.

    So if the baby weighed 15 grams, for example to calculate 5% the math is simple .05 x 15 g = .75 g. A cc of water weighs one gram. So this translates to .75 cc of formula at each feeding.

    Is it pooping and peeing when stimulated?
    Yes she goes before and after feeding

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