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We certainly hadn't planned on this again, with a 13 and 10 year old, we just didn't think we could handle the long nights and feedings of children again. But, you just never know what is going to "fall" into your lap. We are now raising a new little boy and little girl! Meet our newest family members. My dad found a nest of flying squirrels laying in the road the day before yesterday after a storm. The mother was laying beside the nest, apparently she must have landed on her head on the pavement. There were 4 babies in the nest, one of which was dead, and another died before he got them to us. One, the little boy, seems to be doing really well, but the female im not sure about. She is pretty sluggish and we haven't been able to get much fluids in her. We done some research on the net about raising them, and puppy formula is the closest to squirrel milk. It recommended sugar water with a little salt until they urinated to make sure they were hydrated. The boy started formula yesterday morning, the little girl, she maybe urinated a little bit, so this morning we gave her a little formula along with the water mixture, but I really think she may have pneumonia as she blew a bubble out her nose after the water, and as I said, she just hasn't taken much anyway. We have to regulate their body temps with a heating pad, they were both chilled when we got them, and after warming for about an hour the little boy became very active and hasn't slowed down since. The girl just the opposite. For now both are alive, and we are trying. .02 - .03 cc every 2 hours. Yes that's .02 - .03, that is 2-3 drops of the tinniest little dropper we could find. According to the internet research, these little guys are about 1 -1.5 weeks old. That is a penny beside them. My wife is the most patient and caring person I know, if it is possible to raise them, she can do it. Even though its just squirrels, it is humbling and amazing to see these little things fight to survive.
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