The baby squirrels are almost ready to be released in their natural habitat!
....This is their pre-release cage that they will stay in for another few weeks!
I never knew so many people didn't like squirrels until I became a provider of rescue for them. Leave it to me to care for the under dog!
It all started when my son's friend whose family provides rescue services for wild animals asked for our assistance in taking care of 4 babies that were found at the foot of a tree.
I've learned so much about squirrels! This was a pibure of one of them when we first got them several weeks ago...they are twice this size now!
First and foremost they need to be kept warm...their little bodies cannot create heat so they need a heating pad underneath their cage, (Not in their cage) to keep them warm.
Secondly, don't ever try to take care of baby squirrels without help from an authorized wildlife rehab expert. Google one in your area before trying to take care of baby squirrels. They need a lot of care because they are such slow to develop mammals.
Other squirrel facts and why there are orphans!
The male squirrels for some reason often disrupt the nest after the babies are born. Sometimes the mother squirrels even have a hiding place to take the babies if this happens.
Sometimes the mother squirrel does not survive the attack and the babies are orphaned.
Baby squirrels are helpless until approximately 10 weeks of age.
They must be fed puppy formula, or kitten formula, with an eyedropper or needle-less syringe every 4 hours. And they need to be fed very slowley and carefully so that they don't get formula into thier lungs!
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