• Squirrel care

    Squirrel care

    Welcome to our squirrel care page! Squirrels are one of the funniest animals to learn about. Better yet, they are one of the funniest animals to rescue, raise and release back to the wild. Squirrels are very loving, funny and smart animals. After watching squirrels for a while, you realize that they love to have fun, sometimes by teasing neighborhood...

     
  • Flying Squirrels

    Flying Squirrels

    A lot of people end up taking in rescue squirrels and then wonder why they are not growing at the rate that they should be growing at. They also notice a little webbed area in between the arms and legs. These are flying squirrels, and believe it or not they have to be cared for differently. The biggest red flag...

     
  • Quick Squirrel Care Tips

    Quick Squirrel Care Tips

    Here are some quick tips that I think most people know already, but just in case, they can help you properly handle the squirrel and take care of them correctly. First off, never grab the squirrel from the tail. They won’t like it and if you are not careful you can end up ripping their tail off. The unfortunate side...

     
  • Squirrel Facts

    Squirrel Facts

    After I told you all about how to rescue a squirrel and release them back into the wild, I though it would be fun to end the article with some interesting facts that you may or may not know about squirrels in general. You can choose to read them as well, or decide that this article was already too long,...

     
  • Releasing Baby Squirrel

    Releasing Baby Squirrel

    Now that you have had them in an outside cage for a few weeks, you are going to be ready to release them into the wild. Usually you will come to this point at about 5 or 6 months in. Also, please make sure that when you release the squirrel there are not dogs or other animals that might quickly...

     
  • Exercise & Play

    Exercise & Play

    Squirrels are the kind of animals that definitely need companionship. This is why they are often released in the groups that they were rescued in. If you have one squirrel, obviously you are going to have to step it up and be the companion even more while you are raising them to be released. If there are a couple of...

     
  • Housing The Squirrel

    Housing The Squirrel

    A cat carrier or larger container should be fine for the squirrel until it starts to age and outgrow it. Keep in mind that you are going to have to adjust eventually to a bigger cage. The bigger cage should still have a baby blanket or a smaller blanket of some kind at the bottom. Remember to not use a...

     
  • Feeding a Baby Squirrel

    Feeding a Baby Squirrel

    You should keep using the Pedialyte for a few days at the least. If you make the switch too quickly to formula or food it can end up doing more harm than good. This is the case with just about any animal after they are rescued. They are not yet ready to digest food and it make take a few...

     
  • Baby Squirrels

    Baby Squirrels

    Obviously the best thing that you can do when you find any abandoned animal would be to get in touch with your local wildlife rehabilitation center. Anywhere that they take care of animals, and squirrels are no different. It can be a challenge to take care of a squirrel, and you don’t have the resources that they do. Therefore I...

     
  • Baby Squirrel

    Baby Squirrel

    If you have a baby squirrel orphan from hurricane Frances, please go to Squirrels-R-Forever.com for extensive instructions to care for your baby. The information you read here is based on our experience and information gathered from other squirrel rescue people. Our first squirrel was probably about 3-5 weeks old, and we got her about 6 years ago in 1996. She...