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    My daughters bought home a baby squirrel after the storm yesterday the tree it was in fell .I have nursed it though the night but really dont know if it will survive .It has not got any fur yet and its eyes are shut it isnt taking much milk hopefully it is enough to keep its strength up.I get very attached to babies like this even though most dont survive I do what I can to give it its best shot .I have a very good wildlife rehabber who helps me do it right.My daughers named it sqweak
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    Do what you can I nursed some back, but they were older than yours.

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    Good luck! It is good to hear that someone cares for the wildlife.

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    how tiny! I hope all goes well.

    We nursed one too, but it wasn't that small. It lived in our powder room for almost a month. Named her Daisy. successfully released her after that.

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    I know it's on the other coast, but you can contact Coast & Canyon Wildlife Rehabilitation in Malibu, California. They rescue baby squirrels all the time. (I watch their on-line camera.)

    Thank you for rescuing the little "tree rat".

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    I have a wildlife carer who I keep in contact with she helps me and is happy for me to do it as she gets swamped we have had other squirrels and 5 racoons I havnt had one this small before though

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    awwww. That's so sad. I sure hope it makes it. I've had tiny kittens laying on a heating pad on my kitchen counter before. I usually don't win the battle but I still have to try.

    Susan

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    Ohhhhhh! It is soooo tiny! I know that you will do your best for this sweet little thing. Sometimes God knows better than we do. . . .

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    Aw, poor little baby. You are doing a wonderful thing and all you can do is the best you can. Sometimes nature has to take its course and if it is meant to be, it will be. My mother rescued one one time (not quite that young but young) and it did very well.

    Best of luck and keep us informed of his/her progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyQ
    awwww. That's so sad. I sure hope it makes it. I've had tiny kittens laying on a heating pad on my kitchen counter before. I usually don't win the battle but I still have to try.

    Susan
    I have done this too. So far, I have successfully saved 4 out of 7 over the years. It breaks my heart when it does not make it, but like you, I have to try.

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    Just an update on the baby he seems to be doing fine I ordered new teats for him and it took a little for him to get used to them but he is feeding every 3-4 hours was every 2 1/2 but he didnt seem to like that much but so far he is good

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    Thanks for the update!

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    you know you have to potty them with a wet warm rag?

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    Yes I have reared baby squirrels before that is a very important part of their care He is still doing well I was going to post a new pic of him I have had him for a week tomorrow

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    (sorry) ... I just know that is crucial :)

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    I thank you for being concerned sorry if I sounded abrupt it wasnt meant that way

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    posted twice

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    aw, thanks. you were not. I'm a very loving person, but my posts come off otherwise, so I'm always quick to make amends. :)

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    How's the baby doing?

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    the baby is doing well he did get sick on friday /saturday so we changed his fromula a little and he is very active he has started to get fur on his nose

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    He must be cute. I'd have to try to nurse him too if I found one, or find someone who could.

    One of my classmates from high school rescued a baby possum and was raising it. I don't know if I'd go that far. Last I heard the little possum was living the high life on a leather sofa.

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