There's a squrriel forum. Google it for good ideas on raising squirrels (for fun and profit).
But my mother successful rehabbed hundreds of squirrels over the years and they returned to the "wild," aka our bird feeders. Before there were pet stores.
You can use a dropper or a baby bottle (from the pet store). And use sugar water, then formula. We now use puppy powdered formula for squirrels. mother used years ago whole milk heated with sugar water.
I am so ticked off. The other day, coming back from the barn, a little squirrel was in the crosswalk in guyton. I stopped, and flashed my lights at the ***** white male driver coming towards me. He didn't stop and hit the squirrel right in the crosswalk. Then he stopped after he ran over the little guy. In a 35 mph zone. In a crosswalk. In daylight.
Most vets down here will euth injured animals that cannot be rehabbed for free.
He has a water bowl I gave him. He's still sleeping in the carrier. Probably a bit stunned right now.
I gave him a half a bread roll and his water, since i am at the office and we are sans nuts.
Can they eat macadamias and almonds? I have peanuts for sure.
My husband is going to shit. LOL.
He's going to stay on the patio in his crate tonight (door opened in case he wants to run).
From my experience and research, he looks like he's on the verge of being a big boy squirrel. His claws are not sharp yet, but I bet he's got some chompers in that mouth.
Oh, I will definitely leave the cage closed then. I will need to rig something since its going to rain heavily tonight. I'll be sure to leave it open tomorrow during the day, but the guy has a bum leg so I cant imagine he'll go far.
My vet actually treats squirrels for rehabbers. Wonder what he'd say about this guy
DNR is not going to show up at your house about one squirrel. Now if you had a fawn, or 20 "wild" squirrels/coons/etc. in cages, well then probably. They are "rodents" to most people, and a lot of people don't like them. I think they are cute.
Good luck with the little guy. If he's not injured severely/permanently, he'll tell you when he's ready to go back out into the world. Put out a bird feeder and he'll hang around with his family. Just watch out for cats and dogs and coons, all of whom will kill him if they get the chance.