Re: adopted 4 babies yesterday!
new update! they are all self weaned now. 2nd day in a row that all 4 have refused the formula. they are on a commerical mix of wild squirrel feed, hamster/rat feed, dry raw peanuts in the shell and fresh veggies/fruit! we go in in the morning and let them out for about 30-45 min and in the evening 45-60 min. they use wife and I like a pair of trees, jumping from the top of the cage to one of us then to the other one, scampering over boxes and on my desk. (wife said I have to clear off desk and shelf above this week end so the squirrels will have more room and not be in danger from my leathercraft tools and chemical stuff) they also climb up and down both our legs and sometimes chase each other around our bodies and from one of us to the other and back again. I have started wearing a light jacket to protect my neck and arms as they were playing so hard their claws were drawing blood from all the pinpricks and scratches on them. of course they soon made my jacket part of the game also (since i left it open in the front) by running under the jacket and around to the other side under my arm and then "jumping out" at one of the other squirrels as they come running by! one "hides" under wifes hair and does the same on her!
they hate to go back into their cage now and it sometimes takes me a hour to get all 4 back in. course they think its a game to see how many can "escape" when I try to get one inside the cage! when wife can help in the evening it takes less time but all 4 still act like its a game.
so the decision is still up to the wife. turn them loose or keep over the winter. we have had 2 wild squirrels hanging about in a tree outside the window where the babies are kept. their cage has one end facing the window and of course they see the babies when they are out and playing in the room. we have started to put some feed in the squirrel feeded outside as its getting down into the 40's overnight now. wife keepsmbringing it up and I keep telling her we will do what she wants to do in this matter.
As I get Older, I have come to understand why our Founding Fathers chose our countrys motto to be "IN GOD WE TRUST", somehow they knew in the future WE would come to the point that WE COULD NO LONGER TRUST THE ONES WHO RUN IT!
Last edited by hunter29180; 10-19-2012 at 07:35 PM..