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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Julia R.
Julia R1 years ago

So precious!!

Diane Wayne
Diane Wayne2 years ago

so cute. I love the video with the baby squirrel feeding from the mommy cat with her kittens here also on care2.

Natasha Salgado
Past Member 4 years ago

Just adorable!

Stella Nobrega-Garcia

Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Emm S.
Emm S.5 years ago

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

Sheri D.
Sheri D5 years ago

Thanks. Very cute!

Natalia V.
Natalia V5 years ago

@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.

Natalia V.
Natalia V5 years ago

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.

Anita Wisch
Anita Wisch5 years ago

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!

pam w.
pam w5 years ago

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.