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Katilyn, age 14 - 2010-03-13
My grandfather was in the tool shed and found a squirrel about a year old. I have many concerns. I'm not exactly sure how to take care of it. So far, it loves almonds, but hasn't gotten anything to drink. I would also like to know how to tell if it is a boy or girl.

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  • Pat Lowden - 2010-05-31
    It will be quite obvious which gender the squirrel is...male rodents have enormous testicles. Leave a water bowl out where the squirrel has easy access to it. Feed an assortment of fruits, nuts (unsalted and in the shell if possible), twigs, select flowers and buds, raw veggies and get a mineral block for small animals at the pet store. Good luck! I love my squirrel. She keeps me entertained for hours. P
  • kgirl - 2010-07-07
    Katilyn if it's a boy even at a very young age it will have the male part one can't miss it.
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kgirl - 2010-07-05
I have a one year old male squirrel name Hammy. I want to know can I train him on a harness and leash? I read somewhere to get one that is made for a ferret is that true? How do I train him.
I guess I should tell my story of how he became part of our family. He was saved from our cat at 3 weeks old. He is now a year old as of today. My best companion and friend. I never thought I could be in love with a squirrel and I never realized how smart they are. He has a whole room to himself with his own furniture and t.v. He has favorite shows and music that he loves. I can go on and on but I would be here all night. I love reading everybody else's stories and don't feel too bad about keeping him as a pet.

Please help me with the harness and leash. Also those who travel with their squirrel how do you do it. Oh last question how does your squirrel react to other people who aren't in the household?

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Meaghan3130 - 2010-06-17
A few days ago I came across a baby squirrel that had fallen out of him nest. No apparent injuries so I left him be in hopes the mother squirrel would come get him. No such luck as an hour after that I came to find neighborhood children trying to poke him with a stick. I immediately took him in, put him in a hamster cage (he is in a large bird cage now), and rushed to petsmart to buy "Esbilac" and pedalyte, etc. After reading I've come to estimate him to be male, and roughly 5-6weeks as his front teeth are just growing in now. We've named him Chestnut and he is amazing. Loves to sit on my head and sleep. Right now I am only allowing myself to handle him until we have fully weaned him and made a decision to keep him as a pet or release him. The area we live in has a high squirrel mortality rate due to the smog, factories, and lakof trees. Anyways, he is eating the supplement like a champ but refuses to even notice the "Kaytee cubes" as food. I'd love to hear some suggestions on weaning baby squirrels. I've pretty much educated myself on every area, including release (if we choose to at the time) but would love some pointers from others who have experienced this amazing situation like me.

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JAMIE - 2010-05-24
I have a squirrel do they make good pets?

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hunter - 2010-05-19
Thanks I used it for school.

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Ryan - 2010-04-27
Ok here is a question, if a baby southern flying squirrel got loose in the house, where would it hide? Since he is 'just a baby and all? Can anyone help us find our missing squirrel or say a place where he could hide we checked all the baseboards, under furniture everything if you would know where it could possibly be I would gladly take your advice thank you and have a nice day. :)

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  • Arlen - 2010-05-04
    Ours got loose last Friday, after tearing the house apart, we gave up and went to bed, it was in the bed, UNDER THE COVERS! Maybe he went there as a source of comfort because that is where we hang out with him! Hope you find yours.
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Julian - 2010-02-28
I have a group of southern flying squirrels living in my attic. I don't want to harm them, and would love to relocate them. how do I go about capturing them to relocate them? They range from brown to grey, and all have white bellies. I think there is atleast 4 in there now. Any help would be appreciated.

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Carolyn - 2010-01-17
I lost my buddy pocket. I need to get another flyer. Please, if you know where I can get a female... thank you

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Betty Roden - 2010-01-16
I am also looking for a female flying squirrel as a companion for rocky my male flying squirrel. I raised him from just a few days old. I got him and his sister from my son that tore a nest up while cleaning his grandmother-in-laws gutters. I lost the female by over feeding her then letting her drink too much milk. I was broken hearted because she had become very tame and loving. Rocky is very tame and loves attention. If any one ever has to raise one the best milk I have found is goat's milk. They seem to be able to digest it better than anything else I have ever tried. I have raised many babies on it from kittens, puppies, squirrels and even possums.

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sandra pineda - 2010-01-11
Whoever it was that said that squirrels don't come out in bad weather needs to come over and meet my squirrels! It doesn't matter if there are 30mph winds, a major snowstorm, or bone-chilling cold, nothing stops the whole gang (there are usually 5 to 6 squirrels in the group) from coming over for their daily treats!

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