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Offline Octavio Hernandez

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Baby Squirrel
« on: September 20, 2020, 02:11:32 PM »
Hi, any ideas what to do with a baby squirrel?  It was found in a local garden, and we believe its mother was killed.  Thanks.

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Re: Baby Squirrel
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2020, 05:26:58 PM »
Try wild bird fund on upper west side

Offline Octavio Hernandez

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Re: Baby Squirrel
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2020, 08:35:08 PM »
Hi, thanks for the lead...I will contact them.  Cute little squirrel, but needs help if he is to survive.  I will let you know how it goes.

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Re: Baby Squirrel
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2020, 08:00:08 AM »
Are you positive the mamma squirrel is dead? Can you put it in a warm box near where you found it to see if the mamma comes back? Are there other babies? It might take a few hours for her to come back.  The nest might have been destroyed and Squirrels usually have several nests.

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Re: Baby Squirrel
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2020, 09:38:26 AM »
Hi, someone had found a dead squirrel in the garden shortly before we found the baby squirrel wandering around on the grass.  We have a little box for it with a small blanket and it stayed in it over night.  We have been feeding it some peanut butter (which it loves), and giving it milk through an eye dropper.   I am contacting some NYC agencies today. 

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Re: Baby Squirrel
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2020, 07:30:02 AM »
Any updates on the baby squirrel?

Offline Octavio Hernandez

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Re: Baby Squirrel
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2020, 08:42:50 PM »
Hi, thanks for everyone’s support and ideas.  The little squirrel is doing well.  We have created a bed in the garden’s shed and she (not sure of the sex) is eating the berries and peanut butter and other goodies we leave for her.   We are also giving her baby formula which she laps up.   She is very active during the day, and then comes back to the shed in the afternoon to nap.   She really loves the garden, and we are hoping that she can thrive there.  Fortunately, there is a group of us who are looking out for her.   Fingers crossed!

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Re: Baby Squirrel
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2020, 08:42:50 PM »