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Bianca - 2005-11-26
I found my gray squirrel a year and 2 months ago. i was on my way home from school and i saw i dead squirrel laying in the road. well, me being Buddhist, I went over to the deceased squirrel to take it off of the road and bury it. But as i approached it, I saw that there was a little brown ball of fur next to it. When i picked it up, i saw that it was a baby squirrel. It was huddling up near its deceased mother in order to keep warm. So, i took the mother and the baby off of the road and buried the mother and took the little baby home with me. When i got home i called the nearest vet and told them what has happened and i asked them how to take care of it, and you will never guess what they told me to do, they told me to bring it in so that they could youthanize it. I was appauled by what the woman said, so i said, "Just because it is orphaned, and is a baby, you want to kill it?! I thought that you were supposed to help animals!" That was the end of that vet...anyway,i bought baby formula and fed it through a baby bunny bottle, and now ive had her ever since. She has never bittten me or anyone else. In fact, shes sleeping in my one arm right now, so im holding a squirrel in one arm and typing with the other!:)The funny thing is that when she was a baby i could have swore that it was a boy, so i named her Rodney, well, a year later it turns out that its a girl...by then she knew her name as Rodney, so it was too late for a new name.Shes a great pet, whoever said that squirrels are wild and will turn against you are NUTS.I love my squirrel more than anything in the world, and makes me happy to see that other people think so too. keep up the good work. by the way, i think im the only one that has a harness for little Rodney, and she is the luckiest squirrel around because she has the run of the house, thank goodness that she scratches at the door when she has to go outside! -Bianca,age 16 NY

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Gay - 2005-11-22
My name is Gay & I have a male grey squirrel named 'Rocky'. He's my heart. He is a survivor of Katrina. His family were all killed in the storm, his mother & siblings. He was found in Theodore, Alabama. He was only an inch or 2 long & looked like an embryo. His ears opened about a month later & his eyes the next week. I'm Mommy to him & he's a happy member of the family. He's very lovable but loves his independence. I don't keep him caged up. His cage is merely a place of security for him when there are children around or whatever.
I could go on & on about my friend Rocky. He's wonderful & I'm so glad he's part of my life......

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Rob Brown - 2005-11-13
Today I saved a baby gray squirrel from a cat. When I showed him to my kids we decided to keep him as a pet. I wasn't sure until reading all the wonderful things people have said about them on this website. We have named him Mr. Snuggles and look forward to making many fond memeroies with him.

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Jenna - 2005-10-19
about 2 yrs ago, I had a wonderful experiance. My cousin was over, and I found a baby red squirrel, under a tree. it was kinda cold, but it was still alive! We looked everywhere, but no sign of mama or anything else. we figured the mother kicked it out of the nest, either it was sick or because the teeth grew too large and it would die anyway. My cousin and I have rescued lots of wild animals, anywhere from mice to squirrels, baby birds and ducks. We made a nest for it in a shoebox, and fed it warm milk through an eye dropper. We stuck to regular feedings, and even woke extra early to feed him. we named him preston. after awhile, we stopped using rubber gloves. we knew he was no longer dangerous and we knew he had a chance. if he didn't, he would have died much sooner. He began to think of me as his mother and got very excited when feeding time arrived. we even bought him a little cage. he would climb up the sides trying to get to me! then a friend of ours, who knows about wildlife, said we were doing wrong and should immediatly take it to a specialist. and that it should be fed dogs milk instead of cows. well, he had already lived a week, was very active and loved us. he rode in our pocket and i took him everywhere. but we still brought him to a wildlife specailist, and i lost my little buddy. he went to live with more "special needs" squirrels. I think he would have lived on, but we did it anyway. I don't know where preston is today, but i hope he's alive and happy.

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christine - 2005-10-05
I have just gotten my first official squirrel about 3 weeks ago. His name is Dizzy.He fell out of a tree and ever since he kind of lost some of his coordination. I figured it would be safer for him not to be out in the wild on his own, for fear of what could happen to him at great heights. He is the most lovable pet I have ever had. When
I am home I let him roam and when I call for him, he actually comes running to me, like he knows his name! I am purchasing a squirrel to put with him so he's not lonely. He loves to lay on peoples laps and he rolls over for me to scratch his belly like a dog. Every day seems to be better as far as his balance and coordination. Hopefully my next squirrel will be as loving as Dizzy. Thanks for all the info. Christine and Dizzy

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sabrina wakefield - 2005-10-03
on september 20,2005 my little sister found something on my trampoline and was crying because she didnt no what it was. my mom told my top go check it out and i did. there was a little baby flying squarrel. its hair wasnt even fully grown out and its eyes werent even open. weve had it now a little over two weeks and we have been feeding it baby formula. its hair has grown out and its eyes opens last week.

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stephen - 2005-10-01
I have a grey squirrel named Sonny. He is hands down the coolest and most interesting pet I have ever had. A woman found him when he was about three weeks old and had no clue what to do with him or how to care for him. She brought him to my work because she had heard that I had cared for one before but the little guy was too injured for me or my vet to help. Long story short , this one is alive and well and is about seven months old. He comes to his name and even has a favorite toy he takes everywhere , a beenie baby kitten. Although he is a wonderfull companion , I would not recommend one as a pet for just anyone

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Linda - 2005-09-27
Hi I am still in deep chock. I write this so you may learn from my mistake. I had Lucky, a gray squirrel. He fell out of my 100+ foot tree 3 weeks ago. Had fur. My Doberman rescued him from my Golden and guarded him till I got there.
He immediately took to me when I fed him, Tara my Dobie licked him from top to toe, every feeding. He had finally graduated from crawling to jumping happily around.
When I was gone I kept him in my bathroom because of my 3 dogs and electrical wires.There he had his house that my husband built for him.

Today I forgot to CLOSE THE LID to the toilet. I came home and he was drowned. I can't stop crying as I am at fault for this tragedy. He was soo happy and always played around with me and my dogs.
I am so sorry. I truely miss his little face and happy being.

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kelsey - 2005-09-24
I love my Mr. Bubbles. One day i found 4 of them all attached by the tails. So i brought them in and cleaned them up. Their fur was covered in blood and that is what made all their tails stick together, and you could see the bugs crawling in their fur. But anyways, i brought them in and took care of them. After a week of care and feeding them with great food, i released them. But one of them would not leave. He came to visit me everyday and soon began to come into the house. So i made a cage for him and kept him. He goes outside once a day for 45 min. I call his name and he comes running back. I love him. Better than any hamster i ever had.

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aniver - 2005-09-22
Hey.I just got are squirrel yesturday and it 3 weeks old. I think it is a red squirrel. My three year old son loves the little thing. We have not named the little one yet.

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