Sunday, May 20th, 2012
It’s squirrel rescue season and I’m up to my ears in baby squirrels! I’ve got a batch of 5 + 6 + 2 (that hate me) outside in larger cages getting ready to be released.
But I have 3 littler ones in my basement still, and I just introduced them to leaves and branches for the first time! They were so freaked out but this little girl was so cute about it. She kept smushing herself into the leaves and hiding inside:-) Heck, she’s probably still there now!
Anyways, I’m pretty sure I annoyed her trying to snap pics for you;-)
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Rehabbing started up for me again a couple of weeks ago. I had some bad luck with a few squirrels that were sick so I didn’t post any photos of them (looking at the later makes me sad:-(
These two cuties came in today and they are soooo cute! They are about 4 weeks old and seem to be doing well! I put them in with my other two red squirrels and now the four of them are like a happy little family!
If they all make it (fingers crossed!!!), they’ll be released in about 2 months!
Thursday, March 8th, 2012
(my usual disclaimer: I’m a licensed wildlife rehabber who takes in orphans animals and gets them ready to be re-released into the wild – these cuties are not pets)
Today I took in 4 extremely young squirrels who’s nest had fallen (apparently there were crews working on electrical wires and it must have knocked them out of the tree).
I’ve never gotten any squirrels this young before and they were all cold and not really moving much. I got them warmed up (it took a while!) and now they’re even eating a little every 15-30 minutes!
I’m not keeping them because they need to be fed every 30 minutes to an hour (I have to work!!) but another amazing wildlife rescuer is taking them today – Wish them luck!
PS. if you support wildlife rescue, please like Friends of Wildlife Facebook Page :D
Friday, May 7th, 2010
Remember these guys?
Look at how big they are now!! This is them in their nesting box (Red squirrels grow up to have the goofiest of the squirrel faces;-)
(They’re peeking out to see if I’ve got any food they can grab)
My very first blueberry!
Monday, April 5th, 2010
Rescue season has started up again and that means lots of baby animals!
Here are the first two I got in about 5 days ago.
The tree these little guys were in was cut down! The mom came back and got two of them but left these to fend for themselves:-( It was only a week ago that I got them but they are actually so much bigger and furrier today! They sort of looked like fetuses when I got them – now they’re starting to look a little more like squirrels, hehe;-)
I feed them every 3 hours right now which is exhausting but when their eyes open I’ll be able to do every 4-5 hours.
Time for a nap!
*note for first time readers:
I am a licensed wildlife rehabber. These animals aren’t pets and will be released into the wild when they are older :)