If you write to me at SquirrelNutrition@Yahoo.com and mention this Blog Post I'll send you information and recipes for your squirrel. They were about 5 weeks of age when we saved them. Crude Fat - Not less than - 6% That’s all she does eat her food and drinks water. Hi Neeny! The squirrel should eat five percent of their body weight (in grams) at each feeding. Could I get your recipes please I have a grey squirrel that is about 7 weeks now, I have 3 squirrels approximately 11 weeks old. Her name is Shanaz, and you can contact her at: cshanaz5@gmail.com. A plastic one will last 10 minutes. The plan was to provide them formula, fresh fruits and vegetables, and the proper medical care needed. I started them on the healthy blocks going a little bit of other squash green beans zucchini and the bowl they don't seem to be too interested in that but they do like the healthy blocks. Thank u. I have looked for the list of foods that are Do's and Do Not's for a weening squirrel, but I couldn't find it. He is eating shelled pecans and walnuts. They are doing great and starting to wean. They provided her and the other squirrels with the same food, love, and medical care. Thanks! We do what is called a "soft release" that gradually orients them to outside. Protein powder, vitamin supplements...) also I have a ferret and was wondering if high protein ferret pellets is suitable for feeding as it is very hard to find squirrel food that can be shipped to Canada, Hi Angie, Bill. Lucy is a foster squirrel I began raising when she was about 10 days old because she had been orphaned. All their internal organs are covered with a tough membrane called fascia. The yogurt definitely helped. The baby cannot do it on its own until it is several weeks old (generally around the time it is fully furred at 5 to 6 weeks).. So, repeated the whole process and this morning I placed some fresh maple twigs, leafs, pine cones still attatched to small stick ..(with pine needles still attatched.....??) But this squirrel had something else in mind. Newborn squirrels take around eight weeks to open their eyes. This will I fount a 2 week old baby squirrel and we went to the vet and they said that you can feed it kitten milk replacement formula. I have some experience with wildlife, as I was raised on a farm in Maryland, and also worked for a veterinarian for several years... but being handed a baby squirrel with her eyes still closed? please!!! He did fail from a tree to a grassy area when we found him. I was heart broken and I cried a lot. Also a large 4 week old that does not have his eyes open but eats like a horse (6-8 cc) maybe OK on a 4 hour feeding schedule. I have found a 4-5 week old flying squirrel. Crush 1/4 tablet, dissolve in 1 ml water, and give orally by syringe once a day for two days. I have 3 8-week old squirrels and suddenly 2 out of 3 of them are no longer interested in drinking the formula. Sorry to hear that you have a squirrel that does not want to tame. The amount will be increased to 2 ccs. Do not use kitten milk. Hi Christina! Draw up 1 to 2 cc for each week of age. We're swamped. Eyes open, becomes fully furred, sleeping less with more active periods. Squirrels reach an age where they are wary of humans. Extruded Barley, Extruded Ground Yellow Corn, Extruded Whole Soybean Meal, Extruded Oats, Soy Hulls, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Vitamin E Supplement, Sodium Bicarbonate, Choline Chloride, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Potassium Sulfate, Magnesium Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Copper Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin A Supplement, D-Activated Animal Sterol (source of Vitamin D-3), Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinal Bisulfite (source of Vitamin K), Niacin, Riboflavin supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B-12 supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Thiamine, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Propionic Acid (as a preservative). A baby squirrel walked up to my son yesterday looking for help. A squirrel that is 3 to 4 weeks old has thicker fur from head to tail. I would love both of your recipes. The weaning process begins when a young squirrel is 8 weeks old and will last for 2 to 4 weeks. My "Lil Boo", is 6 weeks old, and is growing like a weed. Fur will cover the underside of the tail (facing the belly) when the squirrel is 6 weeks of age. How do they know to start looking for their own food. 2 weeks old 3 weeks old. December 2016 With years of experience working with this type of animal and already having three others in their care (Larry, Moe, and Curly), they felt confident they could help. Bill. A totally cooked food supplement for adult ground squirrels. Bill. He has no interest in eating and this morning his stool looked and smelled like puss. As bleeding progresses, they become anemic and cold to the touch which indicates the onset of hypovolemic shock followed rapidly by death. August 2013 Four five-week-old squirrel kittens, cosy up in a blanket at the Sanctuary Wildlife Care centre in Morpeth, Northumberland, after the kittens were tossed from the nest when the aftermath of Hurricane Katia struck Britain. You definitely have an orphan, and since it is refusing solids, it needs formula. We would appreciate both recipes! She was slightly injured from her fall from the nest, but has made a great recovery. 5 weeks - thicker hair, including legs and belly. I have been feeding it every four hours with kitten formula and or pedialyte (as instructed) I gave it a source of heat (heating pad). Thanks for your time and input. To wean your squirrel, you’ll need to introduce solid food into his diet while reducing his milk intake. He's always open to questions and comments regarding Squirrels and their care and feeding. I was wondering if you ever use such and also, what would it take to be able to get those box plans that you sent to Neeny? Their names are Hooligan, Goonie, and Tramp ( not sure yet if their is a third, but named it tramp for girl or boy lol). They are smart, it doesn't take them long to make the connection that they have to eat the Nut Square to get the rest of their food. The cage we are using is from when my wife had rats so we thought it fine for him for now. Monster starves baby orangutan, but he makes incredible recovery with love and care. Hi Chris! While Larry, Moe, and Curly were eager to venture out, Bella wasn’t. What do I feed them? William Sells is a Registered Nurse turned Squirrel Rehabber and Nutritionist. Recipes for captive squirrels would be greatly appreciated, Can I please have the recipes for 11 week old squirrels. I know no one has responded to this message in a long time, but I have an important question!! Send me an e-mail at SquirrelNutrition@yahoo.com and I'll send you everything you need. Hi Tina! She was five-weeks-old when Ben’s parents were given her. Bill, Hi Myrna! Amazing. Commercial formulas today are made from skim milk, that comes in at less than 1% milk fat. Has lost infant appearance. How will they make it down 11 floirs to find Food?? © 2020 Shareably Media, LLC. I've given him everything he needs according to squirrel rescue sites: warmth, (his temporary home is a 4 ft tall bird cage with 2 levels) foods, timothy grass, a t-shirt to nest in, milk made from a special recipe. He was doing great, he was a very happy one and was very loved. Yesterday around 12 I found a twelve year old baby squirrel. When this happens, a section of the bowel stops working. Or nothing so they are forced to go down?? Bill. A seven-week-old squirrel will be nibbling on solid foods, and will need formula about four times a day, or every 4 hours. Pls. A squirrel that is 3 to 4 weeks old has thicker fur from head to tail. When the white hair on the tail is 2 mm long, the squirrel is about 4 weeks old. At times she puts her head under her while sitting down like in a ball form. Sorry for the delay in answering! Taking the baby outside to "play." Something is obstructing his gut, It very well may be an internal injury that was not evident when you received him. Squirrels that are 6 to 8 weeks old should be eating solid foods and should not have to be fed the formula as often. My question is this ,she seems to want to back off now from the formula and go for solid food we have her in a cage with both a water bottle and a small tub of water but have not as yet seen her drink I am worried about her hydration - how did you get squirrels to lap water out of a non syringe source? Contains a blend of cereal grains, fiber, protein and vitamins and minerals. Should I give Them some twigs or sweet potatoes? She is currently taken kitten milk really well but we want to prepare ourselves for weaning her. Ben stays nested in […] Often, they will hide their favorite foods and leave the rest. It was very lethargic and couldn't move. I'll go back to my e-mail and send you our plans for squirrel nesting boxes. We will be buying some nut square mix today! He lived for about 5 days with us and just died suddenly overnight. Is there anything I can put in there cage for them to chew on I find them chewing on the plastic and the bars of the cage. His first solid food should be squirrel blocks. But SOMETHING IS REALLY WRONG. http://www.squirrelnutrition.com/squirrel-formula.html They hoped she’d heal quickly, allowing them to return her to the wild where she belonged. I can get 8cc in him in the morning, but afternnon/evening he's not very interested. Please SHARE this with your friends and family. This also explains the growling when picked up because it is painful to be handled. 5% of body weight Every 4 hours for 5-6 feedings each day. I am having a hard time finding any information on how to care for him! A five or six weeks old baby squirrel, you will need to feed every 4 hours, but it is not necessary during the night. About the sweet potato, do you let the skin or do you peel it? Please could we be sent information on appropriate foods amounts etc. If you lived closer I would do an autopsy and show you exactly what it died of! January 2015 Great job! Sorry I can't be of more help! A large dog crate is the minimum size you will want at this stage. If the organs are injured they can bleed into the organ and act perfectly normal because the tough fascia contains the bleeding within the organ. She’ll stay for a while, eat a treat, and even cuddle up on their laps. Hi, Ngm! When she showed up, she’d either sit at the front door or peer into the dining room window trying to get the family’s attention. 10 to 12 weeks About 3/4 full size - release at 12 weeks. At only four weeks old, one tiny squirrel was brutally attacked by an owl. Have 3 baby squirrels, not sure of the age, but if I had to guess I’d say about 6-7 weeks. At 4 to 5 weeks, flying squirrels are old enough to be eating all the solid foods that it's mother would be finding and bringing back to the nest. We put everything together and even though he was still a little nervous he was inside his cage. If you write to SquirrelNutrition@Yahoo.com and request our recipes, I will send them to you. What do you feed a baby squirrel? I know he needs calcium, can I try a bird cuttle bone? I don't believe he ate or drank. Could you please send me the recipe. Please pass on any tips, they will be greatly appreciated! Supplement-based Solid Food: When the chipmunk is 4 weeks old, you can switch to supplement-based solid foods. The amount fed should be no more than of 5 cc (1/2 tsp*) of formula (reference Chart 2 for amounts based on 100 grams of weight.. A note about frequency: It is ok to feed plus or minus 1/2 hour to accommodate scheduling for squirrels under 6 weeks. I have had him for 2 weeks now. My friend texted pictures of him and he look fine on the third day of being in my friends house he pass away. Hi Marc, Bill. Hi Allison! Bobbi, Hi Bobbi! The reason is that soy oil is bio identical to the female hormone estrogen, and I just do not give my squirrels anything with hormone activity, especially male squirrels. Need some advise what to do next ?., Hi! Things didn’t stop there. If you send a picture with your request, (and include the tail,) I'll age the squirrel for you so you will have a better idea what to do and feed. However, I understand the formula is best. The squirrel should eat five percent of their body weight (in grams) at each feeding. I'm really sorry. For the past eight years, Bella still visits the Harrison family. At 5 weeks old, squirrels have a full furry coat and fully opened eyes. My 6 week squirrel is scratching himself mad. We have a baby Squirrel which maybe around 5 weeks old. Bill, Can I please have the recipe for squirrel biscuits And, I would switch from whatever commercial formula you are trying, to our homemade formula, starting with just scalded whole milk and gradually increasing the fat content by adding heavy whipping cream, ( a teaspoon a day,) to get the fat content built up in the formula. When digestive bacteria colonies are low in the gut, the fat in the formula passes through undigested and comes out as messy stools or diarrhea; I gave my friend all his stuff, toys, bowls and cage. Brenda, Would love ur recipe for biscuits/ bars. Israel is now 7 weeks old thanks to your formula. This is Wally, our 5 week old squirrel. Thank you in advance! For Example: A squirrel weighing 100 grams should be fed every 4 to 5 hours (reference Chart 1 for squirrels weighing 120-160 grams) . This rescue organization reached out to the Harrison family. Also a large 4 week old that does not have his eyes open but eats like a horse (6-8 cc) maybe OK on a 4 hour feeding schedule. But, I don't know what to do, how to help Itty Bit or if hes even ok...I can't bring him inside due to a combo of my dogs and husband but I'm a bleeding heart and cant leave him to suffer either.......HELP!!! We have huge Hawks that I want to protect them from after release. This poor thing suffered a lot of bad injuries. As far as they were concerned, she acted like a normal squirrel. Almost a month later, I am still waiting for a wildlife rehabber to contact me *eye roll* I live in Southeast Oklahoma and there doesn't seem to be anyone around here other than me to take in sick or injured wildlife. When it comes to animals, a lot of them have above-average intelligence. The smaller of the two, is still drinking her formula. Does the fruit have to be dehydrated such as Apple or Banana Chips or can they eat fresh things like Apple, Banana, or Raisins? If you write to me at SquirrelNutrition@Yahoo.com, and request it, I will send you the link to the OSU Study. At 4 to 5 weeks, flying squirrels are old enough to be eating all the solid foods that it's mother would be finding and bringing back to the nest. What you are describing does not sound good. Eyes may begin to open. A seven-week-old squirrel will be nibbling on solid foods, and … thank you so much bill,chuck is getting his hair back..yeah i'am so glad,he loves the nut square mix,and now that he is eating them he is a healthy happy squirrel,plus the ionic silver...thank you so much,and i'am so glad to have found your web site....you certainly know what your doing when it comes to squirrels... How much should baby squirrels be fed after they are weaned? My wife and I have found a young squirrel who is need of help. November 2017 So feed only what they will eat, and remove any uneaten or hidden foods. Ferrel cats killed the rest of the litter and the mother squirrel. Lower incisor teeth are begin to emerge. Here's what I would do if I had the squirrel: I would start feeding it plain yogurt with active live cultures, ( like Dannon plain.) During this time, it's crucial to feed wild foods so he knows what to look for. Place a small bowl of water in the squirrel’s cage, and attach a hamster water bottle. Before long, it will start nibbling on the block. She was five-weeks-old when Ben’s parents were given her. A four weeks old squirrel, you will need to feed every 4 hours, even at night. At only four weeks old, one tiny squirrel was brutally attacked by an owl. August 2019 In the wild, they eat acorns, walnuts, hickory nuts, pine nuts (and pine cones), lichens (that stuff that grows on the side of … It's also illegal to keep wildlife in most U.S. states, so if a baby squirrel needs help, take him to a Hi Mary, ... 4 weeks - has light grayish-brownish hair all over, except lower legs and belly and under tail. If you write to me at SquirrelNutrition@Yahoo.com I'll send you a calcium replacement protocol developed by a Veterinarian and a recipe for a calcium rich supplement. If you go to my e-mail address SquirrelNutrition@Yahoo.com, and ,make the same request, I'll attach all the PDF files you need. We rescued her after finding her frozen having fallen from a tree. Just take some whole milk and bring it to a boil and use that until you can get some heavy cream to add to it. and have a shallow dish of water or a water bottle for him. I feed sweetpotato but poop looked like unprocessed sweetpotato, Is there anyway you can email me so I can show you the picture of the baby squirrel I found I'm not sure how old it is, Hi Erica! I have a 4 week old baby squirrel that I have had for a week now. I think that are 8 to 10 wks old. I have 3 baby squirrels and one of them get scared for some reason, won't let me feed it... it is healthiest of all the squirrels, active and all. To this day I don't know why he died. He has drunk a little, eaten part of a walnut, and part of a banana. For a water bottle, spend a little more and buy a glass one with a metal lick tube. Initially, no one thought she’d live. I am so worried about thier release. 1 week old. I have an Eastern Grey squirrel, curious if it's okay to feed to her. Bill. Because they are used to me but have no other human contact .. they have the free for humans .. If the feces looks and smells about the same as … Thanks for writing! Once the chipmunk is 2 to 3 weeks old, you can reduce the number of feeds to 5 times a day. Figure they are 6-7 weeks now. He looked like he was at home. The first sign is usually lack of appetite and difficulty feeding. It is species specific. To maintain simply means to keep doing the things that are right for your baby squirrel to grow and mature. Squirrels are wild animals that live their best lives in the wild, rather than being kept as pets. If you write to me at SquirrelNutrition@Yahoo.com, and request our timeline of squirrel development and food lists for squirrels, I'll send them to you. November 2014 Our blind squirrel and our rehab squirrels are not allowed to have the run of the house, mainly because they need constant supervision to keep them from breaking things, drowning in the toilet or setting fire to the house by electrocution when they gnaw on power cords. Thank you, Hello I saved a 7 to 8 week old squirrel from a cat and want the recipies for food. Thank you for any feedback! If it stops working, everything stops and the content of the bowel just sits there and rots causing a buildup of gas. If you could please send both receipes to my email, i would be very grateful....♥ thank you, Hi, Stacy! He also tries cauliflower, green bean beans and tomatoes. If you put water in the cage, either in a bowl or a lick tube, the squirrel will drink it when it gets thirsty. 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