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N.Mott

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Re: Just found a baby squirrel...please help
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2006, 11:05:33 AM »
Feeling sorry for myself, coming down with a cold in da nose, so I'll take the rum any day  ;D

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Re: Just found a baby squirrel...please help
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2006, 11:08:11 AM »
Me to, I just hope no one rubbed rum in to any young animals bums.  :-[

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Re: Just found a baby squirrel...please help
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2006, 11:29:45 AM »
LOL! Candy. Please don't make me laugh, it makes all the snot come out onto the keyboard!  :P

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Re: Just found a baby squirrel...please help
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2006, 11:39:58 AM »
LOL.


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Re: Just found a baby squirrel...please help
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2006, 11:40:47 AM »
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Me to, I just hope no one rubbed rum in to any young animals bums

Hi Candy, thankfully no one rubbed rum onto any animal's bum! :o Rum is always saved for a cold like the one Naomi has got! ;)

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Re: Just found a baby squirrel...please help
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2006, 11:45:13 AM »
In that case I feel a sneeze coming, how is the squirrel?

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Re: Just found a baby squirrel...please help
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2006, 11:49:12 AM »
Hey sugy

I'm no expert but I think that giving it over to the RSPCA will greatly increase it chances of survival (I had the similar situation with a sparrow during the summer.) They'll take good care of it and can even update you on its progress.  ;D
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Re: Just found a baby squirrel...please help
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2006, 12:08:37 PM »
Hi Candy, the squirrel(my daughter has named him 'Nuts') is doing well. kept munching on a raisin for most part of the day and he still hasn't finished it! But, he is much more active today. I followed a few things from the websites mentioned above and rolled up a piece of cloth and he snuggles inside whenever he wants to sleep. He is fast asleep now.

Hey sugy
I'm no expert but I think that giving it over to the RSPCA will greatly increase it chances of survival (I had the similar situation with a sparrow during the summer.) They'll take good care of it and can even update you on its progress.  ;D

Hi Bobby Digital, thanks for the concern. I would love to hand him over, but I live in a place where all these haven't really taken off...even to find a Vet who would treat an animal other than a dog or cow, seems almost impossible. So, here I am...a foster mom! ;D

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Re: Just found a baby squirrel...please help
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2006, 12:15:32 PM »
Sounds like you are doing a great job, keep us informed.

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Re: Just found a baby squirrel...please help
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2006, 12:24:13 PM »
Thanks Candy. I'll do that.

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Re: Just found a baby squirrel...please help
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2006, 10:41:49 PM »
For those interested...

The squirrel is doing fine. He has become pretty active. I have been feeding him diluted cow's milk (though one of the websites warned against it, I just couldn't find any other alternative) and fruits. I feed him milk using a medicine dropper.

I try to play with him whenever I find the time. Initially he was scared and hesitant. Now, he has no problem climbing up my hand. Sometimes he sprawls on my palm and enjoys the rub I give him! He is turning out to be a good pet. But, I know I'll have to let him go sometime. A few more days of nursing and I am sure he will want to go and explore the world.

Candy, thankfully he did his small job without us using a wet towel. ;D

Thank you all for being helpful.

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Re: Just found a baby squirrel...please help
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2006, 03:46:39 AM »
I'm glad he is doing well, you are doing a great job. Keep us informed.

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Re: Just found a baby squirrel...please help
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2006, 01:46:26 PM »
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I have been feeding him diluted cow's milk (though one of the websites warned against it, I just couldn't find any other alternative) and fruits. I feed him milk using a medicine dropper.

They may be concerned that it is lactose intolerant - in which case it'll get the runs. If that happens you could try a milk subsitiute like Soya Milk or Oat Supreme - usually found in the UHT milk section of the supermarket.

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Re: Just found a baby squirrel...please help
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2006, 07:13:44 PM »
They may be concerned that it is lactose intolerant - in which case it'll get the runs. If that happens you could try a milk subsitiute like Soya Milk or Oat Supreme - usually found in the UHT milk section of the supermarket.

Or, check your local pet supply shop.  They probably have a powder formula (add water) for wild babies. 
 
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Re: Just found a baby squirrel...please help
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2006, 02:57:33 AM »
Yeah they do that for pups and other young amimals I think.