Sally
Orphaned Baby Squirrel
Under the care of Dr. Sue Stanley
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A little squirrel that fell from my front tree one week after I first started taking care of her.  She was certainly a tiny little thing.  Her formula was a mix of milk, egg yellow, honey and baby rice cereal.  Her bottle was a 3 cc syringe.  My biggest problem with her was keeping her hydrated.  Her first few days I had to give her SQ fluids in addition to her formula.
 
sallyNow I have had this little squirrel for 2 weeks.  Her eyes opened just a day before this photo was taken.  Her home is still a brown paper lunch sack that I take with me from home to work.  I even took her with us when we checked Morgan into her dorm room.  Inside the sack she is snuggled up in a little curled up ball with her tail over her face, wrapped up in a warm cloth.  I now am a little more confident that she might survive.
 

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She is growing, but still quite a skinny little girl.

 

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I've now had this squirrel 3 weeks.  It is time to give her a name,...Sally.  Look at that little belly she is getting!

 

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Sally has outgrown her paper bag; and now resides in a rectangular rubbermaid container that my friend, Mark, drilled air holes in.  She has grown into a fine squirrel and is now trying solid food.  Her first was bread from Lotawata Creek.  She thought it was pretty good, just as most of the restaurant patrons do.

 

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Sally has branched out on her solid foods,...Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, peanut butter, and homemade apple raisin cake.  It seems like she grew this big fluffy tail just this week.

 

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Sally decided to do a little advertising for her big sister, Morgan, who happens to be a "SKI girl".  I think she has a chance of making it big!

 
sallyAs you can see Sally now eats nuts.  Her favorite are acorns, even though she has had peanuts from the ballpark and also pecans.  She is a strong squirrel but still can't crack the shell of a black walnut.  However is makes a fine toy for her to roll around.  She now resides in a squirrel cage that Mary's father had make for the last squirrel we raised.  Her day is spent eating, playing, and entertaining Mary and myself when we have time between clients at work.  Sally really likes her home so far, and shows no sign of aggression at this time.  That may change as she continues to mature.  Her palate now shows an affinity for fruit.  Cantaloupe and oranges are her latest favorites, and she actually moans for tomatoes!
 
 

 

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New photos will be added over the next few weeks.



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