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The Gray Squirrel is perhaps the most familiar of all squirrels!
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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......
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.
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
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
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.
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.
I had the great pleasure of having a grey squirrel as a pet and I tell you that I've never loved any animal as much as I did my Buddy Jo. She originally came to us as a baby being chased by a cat and we released her back in to the wild a year later. I tell you doing that broke my heart and I wish I would have kept her. I would love to have another squirrel and will again someday. Squirrels are the most loving pets and mine was with me constantly when I was home. She had free run of the house while we were there but she always made sure she knew where I was. I know people think I'm strange but my heart aches for my Buddy Jo and I will always carry her with me in my memories. I know she loved being back in the wild and we have so many squirrels around us she was not out there alone. I have this empty spot in my heart and always will..... Maggie 9-16-05
HI, My name is lauren and thanks to your website i can now keep my baby squirrel. I have had my baby for a few weeks now and he had fallen out of a palm tree in my neighbors yard. My friend and I were walking just for no apparent reason. She talks way too much, so when she said she saw something fall out of that tree i told her to just keep walking! She said, "No Lauren, really it looks like a baby raccoon". Little does she know it wasnt a raccoon, it was my baby. I felt that day there was no apparent reason that we walked around, but it was for my baby and me to come together. When we found my baby, whos name ended up being rocky, he didnt have alot of fur on him and was shaking and he didnt have his eyes open! And that joyous day that he opened his eyes he finally stopped walking into stuff! Now everyday when i go to school i dont have to think about my parents bringing him somewhere else. Now i know that when i go home he'll be there waiting for me and i'll be waiting for him! I'm so happy i looked at this website, and i'm so happy you made this website! For me and my baby! Thank You so much! You have made my day! Sincerely, Rocky and Lauren
I just found a baby gray squirrel in my back yard after katrina. I brought him to my vet because of cut on his foot and to make sure he would be ok. The vet said he would be fine if i take good care of the cut and keep it clean. I've named him squirrely squirrel and love him a lot. he is a member of the family now and has free rome of my home when I am here but when I am not he sleeps in a five floor cage I made. I COULDN'T HAVE A NICER FRIEND!
i have a grey squirrel name JAZZY JENKINS. One of the science teachers at my school found her when she was about 5 weeks old and still had her eyes closed. My chemistry teacher told him about me and all my other animals, so she is now mine. she is only about a month and a half old and is so sweet. she is in a big ferret cage right next to my bed and wakes me up every morning at about 5:30 (even on weekends). she doesnt have the run of the house b/c we have dogs. But when shes not in her cage on her "trees" shes on me, and loves my pajama pockets. she will most likely be released in the spring if she isnt too dependant. she is the love of my life. she has stolen the heart of my whole family, including one of my dogs who has adopted her like a puppy. squirrels are great!