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   Formula from Birth to 14 Weeks (depending on the squirrel)

 * Esbilac w/ Probiotics (or) Fox Valley *

 

                                                         

After the squirrel is weaned continue to feed them food from the safe food list

(vegetables can be given to a baby squirrels at 10 weeks of age)

 

           Offer 2  Henry's Healthy Blocks  every day - 8 weeks old until Released

Feeding TIPS....

#1 - Feed HHB first thing in the morning, then vegetables with wild plants, fruits, treats and nuts.

#2 - Treats can be given at end of the day after last meal and all other healthy foods have been eaten. 

#3 - Variety is very important - you can offer different foods every other day from the safe food list.

#4 - Squirrel doesn't like vegetables "try steamed or cooked" or even add peanut butter on them.

#5 - Squirrel has bloat from being over feed give it a few drops of OTC human baby gas medicine.

#6 - Calcium is important, a lack of it in their daily diet can cause seizures and bone problems (MBD).

#7 - IF feeding acorns please know they can turn squirrels urine red which makes it look like blood.

#8 - Harlan Teklad Rodent Block #2018 can be Feed to Squirrels 2 months old as part of their Diet.

# 9 - Watch the color and consistency of poop for a more accurate sign of their over all health....... 

#10 - If Esbilac is not available where you are "Royal Canin" can be used as a substitution formula. 

#11- When dealing with picky eaters you must be firm and consistent, see link - Picky Eaters @ TSB

                                         SAFE FOOD LIST


SAFE VEGETABLES 

Kale

Bok Choy

Celery

Carrots

Radishes 

Cucumbers

Cauliflower 

Avocado

Zucchini 

Snap Peas 

Sweet Potato

Yellow Squash 

Cherry Tomatoes 

Mushrooms (Vit D) 

 

 

 

SAFE FRUITS

Pears

Apples 

Grapes 

Peaches  

Bananas 

Kumquats 

Blueberries 

Cranberries

Cantaloupe

Honeydew 

Nectarines  

Watermelon

Cherries (pitted) 

Oranges (seedless)

 

 

SAFE TREATS

Vanilla Yogurt

Hazelnuts

Walnuts

Pecans

Acorn

Antlers 

Almonds

Carnations 

Pumpkin Seeds

Cheerios-dry cereal

Peanuts (roasted)

Pistachios Nuts

Bottlebrush Tree 

Hibiscus Plant (all)

           Other - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SAFE FOOD for SQUIRRELS

  

   



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Always limit fruit to squirrel to avoid them becoming over weight or getting diabetes.
 
DO NOT FEED: Garlic, Onions, Potatoes, Yams, Beans, Sweets, Dried Vegetables & Dried Fruit.

Avoid seeds from almost all fruits - they are toxic and can be fatal when consumed in large amounts.

Squirrels can eat avocado in moderation, but never the pit or skin - as they are very toxic (even fatal).

White Stools can mean over feeding, feeding formula to cold and possible digestive issue (5-7% Rule).

Do Not Feed Flowers from a Florist - they have often been treated with chemicals or color dyes.

Avoid Spinach -- high in oxalates that blocks calcium absorption from other healthy foods.
 
White Teeth in a Squirrel is NOT healthy / Orange Teeth in a Squirrel is a sign of GOOD health!!



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                                 SAFE PLANTS & WOOD LIST

       

SAFE PLANTS

Hibiscus 

Roses 

Rose Hips 

Pine Cones 

Bottle Brush

Magnolia Cones

Chrysanthemums 

Dandelion Greens 


                 

SAFE WOOD 

 Oak 

Birch

Pine

Maple 

Aspen

Magnolia 

Fruit Trees

Bottle Brush

            Make Feeding Time Fun & Enjoyable (but) NEVER Over Do It
 

Basic Feeding Schedule for a Baby Squirrel 

Babies 1st food is formula from birth to weaning.... 14 weeks old / feed 5-7% of their body weight.

Birth to 2 weeks: feed every 2 hours - 24/7 

2 wks to 4 wks: feed every 3 hours - 24/7

4 wks to 6 wks: feed every 4 hours - once at night

After 6 weeks old: feed every 5-6 hours - can skip night feeding 

@ 8 wks old: introduce HHB squirrel blocks - allow 2 weeks for full accetance

@ 10 wks old: add in healthy vegetables with wild plants and approved branches


*Limited fruits and shell nuts can be given after all food for the day has been eaten up

**Feed a Squirrel three times a day..... Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - and 1 nut at night as a Treat

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