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The Gray Squirrel is perhaps the most familiar of all squirrels!
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Hi Amanda, your squirrel should be eating fruits,vegetables and different kinds of nuts. Not too many pecans. Bubbles likes to chew on my fire logs that I bring in the house to burn in the fireplace. I let him chew the bark before I burn it. Also like bread too. When I get up he is loose all day in the house with me to get his exercise. They need plenty climbing and jumping around. So far Bubbles has been real good about not breaking or chewing on furniture. He's got a lot of stuff animals and toys to play with. Good luck!!
I have a male baby squirrel that was born August 14, 2009. We had a tree cut down and we found the nest with 2 baby's near the nest. The mother was killed. His name is bubbles and he is the best pet that i ever had in the house. No wild smell, and he gets a bath twice a month. Every since i got Bubbles he has slept in bed with me.
When he gets dark he heads to my bed and gets under the covers. Most of the day he is loose in the house with me. Only goes in cage when i leave. He would never make it out in the wild. So he will live inside with me. they are very smart and playful. So who has a baby squirrel, good luck!!
I rescued a four week old baby grey squirrel. I gave this squirrel love and care for 3 months. Sadly, she was in my yard having some play time and ran off. I have not seen her since and I am heartbroken beyond belief. It is December 8 and freezing outside. I've been calling for her in neighborhood and keeping all other squirrels well fed. These little creatures are so much more than I ever thought possible. Loving, sweet, playful, fun and delicate. Please educate yourselves and help those in the outdoors to survive and thrive.
Hi!. I have a squirrel named Rockette. I started feeding her in the spring of this year. I was able to gain her trust & now she sits on my lap or my arm. Her favorite things are pecans, peanuts, & belly rubs! She is always at my door every morning for her daily feedings. And she is so spoiled too! She insists on having two peanuts, & will not leave until she gets them! I really enjoy feeding her & her furry friends. It is a great way to relax, & it takes my mind off of things. Sandra 12/4/2009
I have a pet squirrel named Rocky for 14 months. Rocky was abandoned one day at my Doctor's house. He hopped on my shoe and would not leave. My Dr. told he that Rocky had been there since the day before. He was fully furred and the cutest. That night he almost passed. We fed him Gatorade, bought a cage, heating pad and followed some sound advice. He was too weak to stand by the next day. We fed him a scalded milk formula with an eye dropper and slowly he gained strength. He is now a great friend. He is to friendly to survive outside in the wild. He has no skills to exist. And he would miss me, as I am his best friend. We play for an hour to an hour and a half every night. I have him squirrel-sat by my mother-in-law when I am forced away from him. Rocky plays for about a half hour and the other hour or so we cuddle. My wife joins us during play time now and again. Rocky rests in my hands and I pat him and cuddle him. He loves it. Rocky gets a bath once a week (just warm water). His large pen is cleaned every day. I feed him healthy fruits, a few nuts, and a nut ball every day. I have a small parrot and two dogs that keep him company when I am gone. They inspect his pen to see what all the racket is, often. The chihuahua seams to really get him going. But they do not play together due to his razor sharp nails. WE ALL LOVE ROCKY
I also have a pet Grey Squirrel. I took him away from my cat when he was very little and fed him goat milk and now he's the most spoiled pet I have. He rides almost everywhere with me on my shoulder when I'm at home and loved jumping on my dog and going for a ride when we go on walks. His name is Bitter and he is def. the best indoor pet I've had.
I found my squirrel in May. He was in my driveway and couldn't move either hind leg or his tail. He was not a baby, but not full grown either. He was scared and needless to say not very friendly toward people. I caught him and after a month or two he became more and more trusting. He has since regained use of one leg and his tail but still drags one leg around. He runs all over the house while I'm home, watches TV with me, listens to music, and naps with me. He really has become the most awesome companion! He is not particularly friendly to anyone else (though he is not aggressive) but he has become a great pet and friend to me. I can't believe that such an affectionate, intelligent and clean animal has been around all my life and I never took particular notice...never heard of anyone who had a pet squirrel until now. I am always worrying that I am not educated enough about him and his needs so I am always surfing trying to learn more...thanks for your website!
That page is so great because it has info about what you need to know, like interesting info about squirrels.
Please be aware that although grey squirrels are quite a common sight to see, and in many cases becomming the perfect family pet there is alot to learn about them, and in many cases we find that what we thought would be easy becomes very difficult and frustrating and can be very costly as once you have your grey squirrel you can not return it to the wild as i found out you can be liable to a
On March 2008 we found a grey squirrel baby fallen out of a tree nearby. I gave him a mix of ideal milk, water and yellow of an egg. Later she start eating seads, nuts, fruit and vegies. She was like a real pet, playing and running around in the house. After winter about October we decided it's time for her to go home in the wild. We took her to a place with lots of oak trees. Putting her cage in one of the trees and feeding her every second day. She adores all the trees and was very happy. After 2 months she came done from the trees and still plays around with me. Jumping, climbing and curling around me. Also sitting still allowing me to scratched her body.
Now I think she is going to have babies. Can't wait to see them. I am from South Africa.