adopted 4 babies yesterday!

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  1. hunter29180

    hunter29180 Well-Known Member

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    and here is one while feeding the smallest one...shes so cute!! and one of my 2 dogs, Bridget is the larger one and Sophie is the smaller..they alert me when the babies wake up!

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    haha! WOW...Ok, so they got to be a handfull, but it looks like fun too :) Thanks for the pictures!
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    great pics my God they are getting big got some fur now and eyes open soooo cute thanks and keep them coming
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    we moved the babies from the small dog crate to a much larger one last night. the new one is large enough to put a Lab in. they also got a nest box about the size of a shoe box.
    they liked the nest box but are a little intimated by the new crate. we removed the nest box this morning after it was apparent they did not want to come out of it. Even Alvin wouldnt come out to eat by himself. we placed their bedding in a corner and fed them. then placed them on the bedding. they crawled under and have been peeking out every so often.. when they get accustomed to the new crate we will reintroduce the nest box again. we are going to go cut some branches for them to crawl on in the new crate today also..they really enjoyed the small branches in the small crate so that should help.
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    As said, you have a handfull there. They are looking great. Thanks for the update and pictures.
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    Great Balls Of Squirrels! Its hard to believe its been almost a month since we adopted these cuddly babies! the 28th will be 1 month on the dot! they are doing great and eating up a storm. so far they have has veggie puffs and carrot yogart treats from the pet section at wally world. we got some rodent block and they have been some what munching on it some. they like the yogart and the puffs much better.

    as for real fruits and veggies, they have had Gala apples, red delisious, cucumber, tomatoe, and baby carrots. the LOVE the Gala apples, hated the red delicious, cuke and tomotoe somewhat and the baby carrots disappear in a hour or so..they hide the carrots and pull them out to much during the day time.

    they are all using the branches very well now and hang upside down, climb upside down, jump from one branch to another ans 2 of them will even jump from the floor to the upper branches!

    any ways here are new pictures in their new cage! its over 4 time the size of the one they were in and it took them almost 2 weeks to get used to it! a noise will still send them scrambling to their nest box!

    the first picture shows all 4..one in the nest box,one on the feed cup(Alvin),one on the door (thats the dominate female) and one bottom by the water bottle,

    second picture is of Alvin on the feed cup demanding to be given a treat.

    and the 3rd is of the one who was at the bottom by the water bottle of first picture!

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    They have got to be a blast.

    If you get a chance, hang a limb by some chain so it swings when they climb on it. Give them the real tree experience there. They'd have fun trying to get thier balance on that.

    How old will they be when they start eating whole nuts?
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    When they get older, and you teach them to read,
    they may not appreciate the humor of the "Slice-O-Matic"
    box for their nest......
    they may think you have an agenda......:) :)
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    THAT CAUGHT ME BY SUPRISE!! CHOKED ON MY COFFEE! oh! that was so good!:eek:
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    they are a blast and sometimes a drag. they tied us down and its like having kids again..all your plans have to revolve around them. We had both been looking forward to the Dalton get together and they stopped that..:( we have had to cancell other plans as well. but that was our most looked forward to plan we had. A Mini Vacation so to speak! OH well, next year is comming..but it seems so far away....

    the wood on a chain is planned for soon. we will offer them Almonds next and as first nut for them, if they like them the next will be dry raw peanuts in the shell then on to pecans, acorns, and pine cones!

    as near as we can figure they are about 7-8 weeks old now. we are guaging this from this site...http://www.scarysquirrel.org/special/pets/infant/squirrelmanual.pdf

    the pictures have been a great help!
    also it gives advise for food and when to offer it. these have been the youngest ones we have rescued to date!
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    They are small enough to take with you. As long as they dont get car sick like my cat...... :(

    Dont let these little guys grow up like some others I have seen. You will start them down the straight and narrow and think all is good, but you turn your back for a minute and look at the progression.......

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    will have new pictures and update posted by tomorrow!!
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    we had the grandkids over this weekend! been a while since we have seen them and the first time they have been able to see the squirrels! fun was had by all! the squirrels were shy..and it too a while for 3 of them to come out and play. Orrin (age 7) and Laura (age 4) were very excited to see the squirrels and feed them some fruits, veggies and nuts! lots of pictures to follow as there are a few too many for just 1 post, maybe 3 to get them all.
    we had steak, greenbeans, just baked rolls,steak,frenchfries,chicken tenders and corn on the cob. the kids decided the squirrels would like corn on the cob for dinner also! so after we shucked the corn, I took some corn off the cob for them to hand fee the squirrels....the were very appreciative of it, os Laura put the whole cob in their dish! as the pictures show they likes it so much 3 of them drug it into their nest box! (they must have learned to read because they destroyed the "slice-o-matic" nest box they had in the last set of pictures.as you can see they have a new blue igloo type nest box now!)

    well on to the pictures now!

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