Hi William I live in Montvale N.J. And I have a very serious problem with the squirrel in my yard. Thanks! If you could send a picture to me at SquirrelNutrition@Yahoo.com , I would be glad to evaluate it and give my opinion. 2or 3 squirrels that come to my feeder have what look like bald spots, but they all seem to be right behind their shoulders and down their sides, like a saddle. We rescued 3 baby Squirrels and all 3 came from the same mom. It's up to you to monitor the situation. Like a human baby it will also let you know when it's done with formula by pushing it away. When can we, "At first I didn't know what to do, so I looked up all these websites. It's too bad that you didn't have him neutered before he hit sexual maturity, because he never would have missed what he never had. It's usually self-limiting and the squirrel's immune system will ultimately overcome it. Is it possible this is more then just dry skin? I did receive my ivermectin today but am told dangerous? Hi Valerie. Ditto on all the nice things you say about Billl!! I have no patience waiting :( I think I need go find it some where else . There is no redness, just missing fur exposing the delicate pink flesh. Bill. On the other hand, Could you recommend me some additional nutritional food for wild red squirrels? He was laying on his back in my left hand and I was rubbing scratching every part of his body. It does not seem to bother him at all (no itching or anything). Bill. She can walk on her on, so she isn’t injured. Once you start to see it's patterns of activity, it should be fairly easy to know when to put out a treated nut meat. We and carrots apples and other veggies and fruits to switch up but the first five he eats almost every day. Hi Carrie! Didn't know about coconut oil until reading Ali this. Deborah, Hi Deb! I live in a neighborhood with thousands of squirrels. I hte to frighten wild animal, but he’s suffering and will die if he doesn’t get the meds. He popped it while he was sleeping in his cage but now his head has a red raw bald spot on his head and it looks likewise fur is just peeling off. Since your squirrel has stopped eating, and has developed a rash, my guess is that it is something it is eating. It's highly unlikely that one squirrel would be able to find and eat them all. Good ideas are pinecones, clean sticks, or a clean, thick dog bone. I believe it's the mites. Do not use towels as baby squirrels can snag their toes and break ankles, lose limbs, etc. As long as it is Ivermectin 1.87% you can use a tiny little dab on a nut meat once per week for two to 3 weeks. While it's best to return it to its mother, it is possible for you to take care of it and raise it to adulthood. I've also discovered over the years that female squirrels seem to have more of a taste for them than males, (especially older males.) Researchers have found that the colloidal silver will attack the cell membrane of their eggs that are laid under the skin. February 2013. Do you know where I can post photos of this lesion to have it identified? I am a retired RN who fell in love with squirrels years ago. #3.Start feeding a few soybeans, ( raw if you can get them.) He is getting fixed. She will let you know what works best for bathing them!.....Bill. Bill. This can be a problem in the Winter because of freezing. I've only come about 10' from him put some seed down and backed away he went right for it after I moved away, Hi Christina! Hi, Valerie! I would go outside to attend to wild squirrels, then came indoors and handled Lucky. Food is one thing they are insanely jealous of, and once they make the connection of the sound that you are making, with food being thrown in their direction, they will start congregating in the area and start competing for the tossed peanuts. A high fat diet that contains good fats in their natural state are great of skin and hair health!..........Bill, Thanks William, It leaves a very raw, tender area that may scab if there is bleeding. Hi Bev! Bill Thank u, Hi Chrissy! Thanks! We are in PA, I believe this is a red squirrel - about the size of a small cat. It sounds like you may be dealing with Squirrel Pox! Now today I see it and there is even more fur missing :( It's on its face now and on back of its head. If your 1ml syringe is marked in 100ths, then the dose for a 450g squirrel would be ONE hash mark MAX. That should take care of it! Pls advise. Hi. She comes and eats out of my hand daily. She would toss peanuts to the squirrels in her back yard. So, I had to exercise tough love, and restrict her intake of food. The baby's life depends on it. Your boy is discovering his ability to make varied vocalizations. I believe it is something in their saliva, but have no way of proving it other than my own experience and observations. You can check with a vet for a referral or check the internet for a wildlife rehab in your area. Bill. Updated: October 19, 2020 Whether you are a first-time Dachshund owner, haven't owned one in a long time, or are thinking of getting one, you'll definitely want to know these 21 important things about Dachshunds. Aside from the coconut is there anything else that you would recommend. If it is Neurogenic Shock from severe damage to it's brain, ( which I suspect,) it may progress to a seizure before it dies. Black squirrel here in Ontario. I have a baby squirrel that fell out of nest and he cant use his back legs now. He won't stop chewing on his tail. Much appreciated. Both these substances are anti fungal. I made a few phone calls looking for help and advice but living in a rural area as I do, it wasn't easy to find supplies in a hurry. Hi Renee! I found one my cat caught that had patchy hair on his/her side. Also, foods for him now and later. I can always shine a spot light on him to take a look. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Yes, colloidal silver will work for other types of fungus, as will raw coconut oil. They don't die directly from having Mange. 2 of them are almost completely bald on their backs & just this morning noticed 2 more. This year, she forgot, and now all her favorite squirrels are covered with Warbles! All summer I saw half a dozen squirrels in my yard and enjoying my bird feeders:) For some reason now I am now seeing only one :( and this one seems to act fine, climbs the feeder pole, eats the food and peanuts that I leave on the ground. If you have the squirrel in your possession, simply give it a flea bath with animal flea soap or Blue Dawn dishwashing liquid. You can send the picture(s) to SquirrelNutrition@Yahoo.com and I'll be glad to evaluate them! Instinctively, she knew that she had to run, because a female squirrel leads a mating chase where all interested males have to chase her for the privilege of mating. I wondered what I might do (if anything) to help improve this condition. My baby squirrel was found a few days BEFORE hurricane IRMA. Getting it second hand from their mother is 10 times better than trying to treat a baby with Ivermectin paste, because it is impossible to figure dosing. Thanks, Hi, Ewa! I'm in Columbus Ohio and try to help. If a female feels threatened or unsafe where she gives birth, she will move her babies to a back-up nest. It would help greatly if you could send me a picture of what the squirrel looks like, ( the closer the better.) He jumped on my head and thats all it took! The hormone problem recently required that she have her uterus and ovaries removed, and that has given her a ravenous appetite. We play alot but I do work. I have coconut oil pills in our cabinet and can just prick one with a needle and squeeze some out on her food or will she not touch it then? My otherwise very healthy dog who is 13 years old but in shape like a 5 year old started having weird symptoms of … I started the ivermectin paste on the lil guys and now im wondering if theres not a serious issue in our area. Last Updated: January 22, 2020 Hold them upside down immediately for 10 seconds, then blot the fluids off their nose and out of their nostrils then wait about one minute before you continue. My neighbor learned this when she would go out and have her morning coffee on her back porch. She has been chasing my three recently released squirrels all over the neighborhood. Two had missing skin, NOT fur, SKIN. I have reintroduced milk to their diet and have them on clavamox. My released male was so mad at me, that he jumped on my abdomen and bit me, and bit me on each forearm before I could get him off of me. No dogs in my yard. I need to know where I ask a question an email or something please. Hi Lynn! Bill, Hi! Squirrels do make their rounds. Hunger is a powerful motivator. She says that even though she loses the "fingers" on her front paws she will be able to function normally. She isn't letting it get healed. All appeared fine. Then place the box in a quiet area like in a garage or enclosed porch. First of all, thank you so much for keeping your wonderful and very informative website. If you have a Vet you might want to have a consultation and have the tail checked with a … I don't think you have anything to worry about unless the squirrel is sleeping with you. Kale Then, when it does arrive, what's the best way to administer it? :>) Have you ruled out maggots? She loved having her jaw massaged & belly rubbed! I was also thinking...if I could manage to trap/catch these squirrels could I treat them with a drop of resolution (dog/cat flea treatment - kills mange mites)? Typically on women, or men with long hair, who were brought in with injuries from a bar fight or a domestic violence, where someone pulled out a handful of hair. There are only a few things on the, "This article helps teach the basics of caring for an injured an squirrel and connects people together to aid each, "The teacher of our school collected and handed over a lost baby squirrel to me today. In the meantime, they could be quite distressed by not being to eat normally. It's not contagious to humans or other animals but it is viral and can be spread to other squirrels. Hi, Chrissy! The herb is an Immune System Booster that strengthens the Immune System to the point of being able to overcome the disease. If it has mange, this will kill the itch mites and make the skin condition go away. what do i do? If I did, these are the two substances I would use. I use a full spectrum grow light to shine on my squirrel's indoor cage so she get this light 6 to 8 hours a day. I would also start feeding him chunks of coconut out of the shell. Thank you, I would really appreciate if you can get back to me asap. Kind of like the commercials for Psoriasis, "Oh, my psoriasis is so much better because of Blah-Blah medication!" She had two squirrels that had it and one died before I was able to get Colloidal Silver to her. This article was co-authored by Pippa Elliott, MRCVS. I usually separate them until the irritation or wound is healed, then put them back together. By signing up you are agreeing to receive emails according to our privacy policy. If it is viral, it should respond favorably to this treatment. Thank you William . I am very concerned about my chickens! They have been suffering for a few weeks. My small dog and cat have caught it too. It’s been partially paralyzed for a month or two - it has PLENTY of gumption and SOME mobility in its rear legs, it can climb pretty well but coming down trees again it kind of...surfs down? There are about 20 grey squirrels in my neighborhood and about once ever other month one seems to develop a neurological condition, falling over, and narcolepsy, with hair loss, and a giant appetite. Bill, Hi my little squirrel is having white fluid in his eyes whenever he is washing his face plz do suggest some medical advice would b so grateful to u reply soon, Hi, Muskaan! Her nose looks a little scaly. This article was co-authored by Pippa Elliott, MRCVS. Any suggestions? This is one of our busiest seasons of the year for squirrel products and advice e-mail, I've been up until 3:00 AM answering squirrel e-mail advice and nutrition questions. Thanks again. I could better advise if I could see a picture of the squirrel to determine if it is skin/hair fungus, or mites. And, yes we do sells it. Hi Karina! It works but you have to feed it daily. Because I just realized, we all should have ring worm if it was the case and no one in the house has it. as I could not help him. Hi, Nisha! Anemia decreases the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood. Other than that,the only other thing would be to have it evaluated by a Veterinarian. So, God has seen, and knows of your expression of love for this little one. Being a male squirrel is a brutal way to live. There's no need for all that effort. It is not really a good idea to keep a normal, healthy squirrel as a pet, but there are always physically challenged squirrels that come along. pinpoint accuracy. (It's called less competition.) I also add Avocado to this dietary regimen, because the Omega fats in avocado are great for a squirrel's skin and coat! Please help. Patriot Retort: Tomorrow is the coronation of the modern-day Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou. I would send you a picture if I could/would learn how to do that! This is the first time I have ever seen her or this condition in our neighborhood. So, I'm going to live trap him and take him to a park across town. Hi Sarena! There has been no improvement. My neighbor thinks it is hilarious, that Ariel has met her match, but I've noticed some injuries inflicted by this male on Ebony and he's getting a little too cocky and bold. He fits your description of having fungus. If you move him outside too quickly without being a support system for him, he will get very depressed because he will feel abandoned by you. Send it to SquirrelNutrition@Yahoo.com. I assume it is OK for them to lick. I am so heartbroken as he was my little baby buddy for 10 years and I miss him terribly! Sorry about the delay, I've been spread pretty thin lately! Bill, We recently moved into a new home and I have been feeding the birds sunflower seeds. I would also start feeding coconut out of the shell because the Lauric Acid and Capric Acid in the coconut oil is anti fungal. Also, Therese, Thank you, ali. All over! I've identified a half dozen vocalizations that squirrels make that range from whistles, grunts, purrs, chucks, and several other sounds . Bill. I'm heartbroken that I can't fix this and worried what happens if it keeps getting worse. What would be the best kind of nuts? Alvin is the biggest and we built a huge cage, he wants to just run the house, Simon he is the middle one not very social stays in the nest and is a biter but I let him be. You have to withhold what they are used to eating, and only offer the food you want them to try. If yours is a single squirrel, it is possible for it to be suckling on it's own genital. Lucky loves it because it gives off a little heat, so she will spend hours sleeping under it on cold winter days. I hope this information is helpful, and that your story is a huge success! One has lost all the fur on its tail. Then, repeat the process once a week for a couple weeks. Hi Susan! She is my go-to person for Palm Squirrel questions. What about bedding as they get older? It sounds like an abscess from either an injury or a foreign body, or possibly a fight. She did have a litter this spring which weakened her. He gets both the "Wild Bites" and "Picky" formula. This recap of Family Guy season 19, episode 3, “Boys & Squirrels”, contains spoilers. Bill, I rescued a palm squirrel few days ago. One every seven days for 2 doses is the normal treatment. can she lick it within reason? I wish the raw coconut oil had worked out better for him, but he just wouldn't stop eating it. Thanks to everyone who commented and helped me out! Raw coconut. ( I do have pics that I took today). Im thinking maybe mites but not sure on what to use or how much to use because he is only 18 grams. Bill, Hi Bhavya! Thanks for writing! I shine it on my 9 year old blind squirrel's cage for about 6 hours a day, and feed her avocado. When you get the hole fixed, it might be a good idea to keep a little pile of egg shells outside your chicken coop. They ask us to allow up to two weeks for shipment, because they make all kinds of wood products. Whereas a human has to go to a dentist to get broken teeth fixed, a squirrel has to wait for the teeth to regrow. If you could get a picture of it and send it to me at SquirrelNutrition@Yahoo.com I could better advise! Please contact me ASAP. ", shoe box with a heating pad) but then I played from YouTube baby squirrels in distress and the mother was able to find them! ", "I have a baby squirrel and this helped me better understand its behaviour. Appreciate the response. It would be better to feed coconut out of the shell and cold pressed virgin coconut oil instead of the capsules. I have only noticed because i have never seen Robins on my property before but for the past two months have been watching 2, a couple I assume, walk back and forth on the property as if they own it...lol..Never saw them before. He seems to like to sit and do a high pitch whistle slowly let out. He seems to feel good and is very active. Also, am wiping her belly with listerine/water mix and it does look better.... the kinda bite marks (if you want pics I can send you them, lmk) but still bald belly and feet? We feed wild squirrels here in Ontario. With the scabs you are describing, my guess would be a form of mange. There would be 6 doses in one tablespoon so you would need to mix up 5 tablespoons of this mix. It worked fine this summer and it seems to be working this time also. They use it to deworm horses. I have tried baby oil and the virgin organic coconut oil. So far, I've had several people who have had positive results in experimental trials of this herb called Dionaea Muscipula. You need to make sure that no shepherding dogs like collies, Old English Sheep dogs etc. Hi Danny! I would continue to wait and see. You can relax, your animals and birds cannot catch the Mange Mites that are on squirrels. Buy a whole coconut. She's my heart and any advice would be greatly appreciated, Hi Christi! How do you use Colloidal or Ionic Silver? Possibly, something it is gnawing on may be making it sick. ", and couldn't move. Hi Steph! I now feed the squirrels in my area healthy foods, especially during the winter, that I have learned about through Bill. It sounds to me like Clyde may have a circulation problem. I’ve seen the mange before on other squirrels, but my Sweet Pea never had a spot of anything on her in five years. Hi, William Acorns, black walnuts, buckeyes, and smalls nut from pear tree in our yard. I will make this for him as soon as possible! I would recommend that you find a licensed rehabber in your area and volunteer to help with any orphaned squirrels that they take in. I called DNR but have not heard back from them. If it is bleeding from the eye, it probably got hit by a car close to your house, or fell from a tree and sustained a severe head injury. 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