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Baby Squirrel Being Fed (Video)

Baby Squirrel Being Fed (Video)

In case you’re wondering if Care2 is keeping up with the Dancing With The Stars crew, here’s the latest update:

This is a 5 and 1/2 week-old baby squirrel being fed some formula. Cash prize to anyone who can figure out what TV show the squirrel’s owner is watching. You can hear it in the background if the visual cuteness isn’t completely deafening.

 

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5:57AM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

Just adorable!

4:22PM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

2:25AM PDT on Sep 11, 2012

Sooo cute. I wished I could find animals like that to save and take care of.

5:24PM PDT on Sep 2, 2012

Thanks. Very cute!

1:09PM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

@Anita W.....there are times when rescues will not help and some cannot help due to over capacity so it is left in your hands. Most will tell you to just leave it and let it die or have nature takes its course. How on earth do you walk away from a baby animal in distress? You must have the heart of a stone. It is not hard to do and there is plenty of info on the internet to help. You can get most of your supplies in a regular pet store. Most wild baby animals can be fed either puppy formula or kitten formula. Both available at pet stores. It's just like preparing formula and feeding a regular baby. And you need to know to stimulate their genitals to make them pee and poo like their mom would do. That is animal care 101. I've rescued racoons, squirrels, geese, ducks, rats, deer etc. For some animals I was lucky to find a rehaber to take them but other times I had to take matters into my own hands. I have many success stories. Remember, rescuers were not around 100 years ago so these things were left in people’s hands and they did just fine back then. I keep a regular supply of heating pads, blankets, cages, syringes, baby bottles and puppy formula. I’m like a magnetic for injured, sick and distressed animals so I have built up a little supply area for these occasions. People now come to me for help or advice. I’m just a regular Joe, just like you.

12:57PM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

I have rescued many baby animals. I always have a heat pad, syringes, baby bottles, cages and puppy milk. My daughter and I just finished releasing 5 baby rats. That's right, rats! Like most of you, it doesn't matter what animal it is. We found their mom dead in my yard and 7 baby rats with their eyes closed walking around my yard. What were we to do? Kill them? Let them die? These were not options. We took them in just like we did for baby squirrels, raccoons and birds. In the first week, 2 died but the rest made it. We released them at 6 weeks old, as recommended for wild Norway rats, in a valley far away from humans and houses. We didn't want to start a rat problem in a neighbourhood. We built them a house and left plenty of rat food for them until they got used to their new environment. We grew quite fond of them and with all the learning we did about rats, we got a new found respect for them. Some people looked at me like I was an alien for trying to save rats.They are living beings with feelings and they were babies that needed help and their mom. I personally could never let anything die that I can help live.

7:27AM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

Caring for abandoned or injured wildlife is not something just anyone can do. Let's leave it up to the people that actually know how, and are trained to do such valuable work. What you can do is if you find an animal in distress, let someone know, or contact a rescue group yourself. THAT is the best thing you can do!

7:51PM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

Katherine ..." I hate to see anything starve so if we can have food and water out for the "pretty" birds and the "good" animals then we can have it out there for everyone to enjoy



++++++++++++++There are reasons why feeding wildlife is illegal! The mother opossum I mentioned below was being fed by a well-meaning but incredibly thoughtless woman who puts out food every night and attracts opossums, raccoons and skunks. She's lost at least three cats to raccoons and just doesn't understand the SHE attracts animals to her yard.

If you REALLY love wildlife....don't feed anything except birds! They'll all get along fine without us.

7:45PM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

My exact memories of this occurence are a tad faded as many years have passed but my Dad owned a service station/grocery store in the country. Loggers would cut down trees with baby squirrels in them and once a baby male was mangled in the process. Daddy had to get a permit from the Wildlife Authorities to keep Petey since he would never survive in the wild and did a grand job with him. He had a tremendously huge steel cage built for him with a place to shelter. Petey would ride in Daddy's truck on the dash; Daddy would tuck him in his coat to go inside the bank or wherever. He was just totally tamed. During the day he had the run of the store. Petey stayed with Daddy several years until that awful day a man came in with his dog and before anyone could move, the dog attacked and killed Petey. My Daddy was a man slow to anger but I was told that day he became furious, ordered the man (a long-standing friend) out of the store with orders to never return and never spoke a word to him again until the day he died. I had never seen him so hurt over anything and being a young child, it frightened me because my big, strong Daddy had never cried in front of me until that day. He continued to rescue squirrels but never tried to keep another one permanently. I guess none of them could ever take Petey's place in his heart.

11:07AM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

so precious!

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