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    Default Re: HELP! Baby squirrel is bleeding from nose, opening mouth as if gasping for air.

    I posted the "formula hygiene" as not following these guidelines those can cause of bloat and digestive issues.

    Are you using plain bottled water or tap water to mix up the formula?

    Is she getting any rodent block or other solids?
    Approximate Age Weight (in grams) Nursing Schedule Amount per Feeding Additional Comments
    0-1 weeks 10-20 every 2-3 hours 5% - 7% At least one feeding at night
    1-2 weeks 20-40 every 2-3 hours 5% - 7% At least one feeding at night
    2-3 weeks 40-60 every 3 hours 5% - 7% See note'
    3-4 weeks 60-80 every 3-4. hours 5% - 7% See note'
    4-5 weeks 80-120 every 4 hours 5% - 7% See note'
    5-7 weeks 120-160 every 4-5 hours 5% - 7% See note'
    7-8 Weeks 160-240 3x per day 5% - 7% (free
    feed solid food)
    Free feed as long as stools remain firm. Offer fresh solid food and water.
    9-10 weeks 240-400 1-2x per day 5% - 7% (free
    feed solid food)
    Weaning starts. Offer fresh food and water.
    10-12 weeks 400-600 0-1x per day 5% - 7% til Wean. Free feed solid food Weaning usually is completed but may go longer. Always supply fresh food and water

    Note: Night feedings: Feed the baby at least once per night until the umbilical cord heals. After that, feed the baby right before
    you retire for bed and then again first thing in the morning. Small babies can go 6 hours at night, up to 8 hours for older babies 5-7 weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stepnstone View Post
    If you are using the powered Esbilac it should be mixed full strength 2 water to 1 powder. It does not need to be diluted beyond that.
    Here's an update and photo of Jumpy! She's doing so much better now and is super active and healthy. She loves hiding behind our pillows lol.
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