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  • tiggerdad

    I don't always get distracted but whe...SQUIRREL!
    Joined
    Jul 8, 2009
    Okay, yesterday we had high winds and tornadoes. This morning I was out inspecting the property and one particular cedar tree took an especially bad beating.
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    While looking through it to start cleaning it up I heard a sound...
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    I waited a minute to see if I heard it again.
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    Eventually I did hear it and was able to locate it.

    Yep, you guessed it right. It's a squirrel!
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    I've done enough research in the past the first thing I did was leave it alone. After 2 hours, no mom. I scooped it up and it was cold but quickly curled up in my hand. I rounded up some puppy formula because cows milk will kill them. Was it hungry?

    Uh, yeah!
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    I'll do everything I can. It's so young not sure of its chances, but certainly better than leaving it where it was.

    I made it a home. I have my pet heating pad and gave it a place on my side of the bed.
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    DW is shaking her head.
     
  • tigger92662

    They're more like guidelines than actual rules
    Joined
    Mar 5, 2015
    With all the animals I have, I'm an expert at critter cage assembly and placement in the RV. Just let me know what you need. :squirrel: :rolleyes1
     
  • tiggerdad

    I don't always get distracted but whe...SQUIRREL!
    Joined
    Jul 8, 2009
    Those dogs love chasing squirrels. I do believe I'll keep them in the dark on this one.
     

    tiggerdad

    I don't always get distracted but whe...SQUIRREL!
    Joined
    Jul 8, 2009
    Update for you folks.

    Dale (Name we all agreed on since we are pretty sure it's a boy :rolleyes:) is doing good so far.

    He is about same on weight, 25 grams, but starting yesterday evening he really has increased his intake. He is getting more accustomed to the syringe feeding. We try to use both the syringe and dropping the formula into the palm of the hand and letting his lap it up. However, last night apparently while lapping up milk from oldest DD he chomped down on her palm and would not let go. Apparently he is growing in his upper incisors to go with his already in place lower incisors. I told her it was a shame she got beat up by a 3 week old blind and deaf squirrel.

    He has also started squeaking more during feeding, I assume meaning he is happy.

    Since he sleeps on my side of the bead in the lower drawer of the bedside I can easily check on him. Well, I was awoken this morning to squeaking. I jumped up thinking he might of gotten trapped between warming pad and drawer, but what I found was him sitting up on his hind legs in the middle of the drawer. Of course he wasn't looking around because his eyes are still closed, but I got the message. He has learned to ask for breakfast.

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    He makes a mess, getting on his chin and belly and doesn't stay still very easily to dry him off afterwards. He is being bathed with a Q-tip.

    His ears have started to open up and can see some fine traces of hair on his tail.
     





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