Friday, August 6, 2010

We found some baby squirrels that must've either fallen out or were pushed out of a tree yesterday.We have 3 c?

cats that would've surely eaten them if we hadn't picked them up.The mother was no place in sight and their eyes were closed.Plus,it poured out last night so they wouldv'e been left in the rain.Does anyone know how to care for them and could there be more?I am not sure?We found some baby squirrels that must've either fallen out or were pushed out of a tree yesterday.We have 3 c?
First of all need to get them warmed up fast by putting them in a box with flannel or fleece and set a heating pad under outside of box set on low. Then need to let them warm up for about 1/2 hour. Should feed them with a 1 cc syringe feed: 1 part esbilac formula to 2 parts water (get at any pet store). Feed every 2-2 and 1/2 hours for a total of 7-9 feeding a day. Then can go to feedings every 3 hours for a total of 6-8 hours a day. When eyes open and fur begins to look smooth can d/c the night feedings. But feed formula 6-7 times a day. When the ears are open and well developed and they are learning to stand but still wobbly and the tail is not yet curling feed formula 5-6 times a day. When tail is fully furred put small pieces of rodent or monkey chow (on line stores ir in pet stores) in the cage and they will begin to nibble. Feed formula 5 times a day. When cat sit on haunches curl tail and hold foods in front paws. Offer a variety of weaning foods and natural food in the cage such as nuts, cheerios, fruits, eggs, sweet potato (raw). feed formula 4 times day. When They are starting to explore outside of nest then need to be in a climbing cage with branches and plenty of weaning food given in cage. still feed formula 3 times day.When tails are bushy and they are more solid food and venture outside nest more. They may show charging behavior and not want to be helf for feedings any more. Offer formula through the cage or soak cheerios with it. When can chew through a whole walnut and show fear of predators and humans and kisplay good motor skills put them into outdoor pre-release cage with many branches so they learn climbing and jumping skills. When about 14 weeks old they can be released if all goes well. Keep in mind this is is you have to raise them which you should not do. The best thing is for these babies to be back with mamma. So after warm them up and give some formula or even a little sip of pedilyte When it is dry outside I would take them and put in a box and put box under where you found them. Watch hidden for about a hour so that cats or other things do not bother. Momma will hear their cries and come get them. She may have been in middle of moving them as they carry them like a cat carries kittens. But only one at a time. If for some reason this does not work then you need to call a vet that can refer you to a wildlife rehabber in your area and you can bring them there or sometimes they will pick up. it is free of charge for all wildlife. But until either of these things happen keep warm feed the best you can and stimulate them to go potty by rubbing privates with a q-tip or a cotton ball. Good luck and nice of you to help them. We found some baby squirrels that must've either fallen out or were pushed out of a tree yesterday.We have 3 c?
i would take them to the vets and also keep an eye out for any more that could show up.
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