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I rescued a flying squirrel, now he's my pet.(Updated)
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(02-11-2018, 01:32 AM)Weasel Keeper Wrote:
(02-11-2018, 01:26 AM)Verity Wrote: Very kind of you. He's adorable and hope he will be able to
return to the great outdoors soon!  Heartflowers
Eta Oh I see the pic is a different one.

The way he acts I think he may have broken bones, so if he can't make it on his own, I'll build a little house on the side of the maple tree in the back yard for him.

Oh dear I pray not. :( Do you have any licensed wildlife
rehabilitators near you that could take a look at him?
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(02-11-2018, 01:32 AM)Weasel Keeper Wrote:
(02-11-2018, 01:26 AM)Verity Wrote: Very kind of you. He's adorable and hope he will be able to
return to the great outdoors soon!  Heartflowers
Eta Oh I see the pic is a different one.

The way he acts I think he may have broken bones, so if he can't make it on his own, I'll build a little house on the side of the maple tree in the back yard for him.

Oh my.. you are very sweet!

Animal rescuers rock!
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(02-11-2018, 01:38 AM)Verity Wrote:
(02-11-2018, 01:32 AM)Weasel Keeper Wrote:
(02-11-2018, 01:26 AM)Verity Wrote: Very kind of you. He's adorable and hope he will be able to
return to the great outdoors soon!  Heartflowers
Eta Oh I see the pic is a different one.

The way he acts I think he may have broken bones, so if he can't make it on his own, I'll build a little house on the side of the maple tree in the back yard for him.

Oh dear I pray not. :( Do you have any licensed wildlife
rehabilitators near you that could take a look at him?

Ya know, I tried that before...

And I get the same answer.... It's wildlife :(

They don't care , at least around here.

I've seen cops shoot many deer that could of been saved.

I think WK is right to keep and help him... Heartflowers
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And unless it is a rare or endangered species it will be killed if he brings it to a rehabilitation place.

I understand your concern @Verity

And want him to survive as well.

But trust me , if that animal has broken bones or whatever... @Weasel Keeper is the man to ensure he has the best chance.
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(02-11-2018, 01:55 AM)Beans Wrote: And unless it is a rare or endangered species it will be killed if he brings it to a rehabilitation place.

I understand your concern @Verity  

And want him to survive as well.

But trust me , if that animal has broken bones or whatever... @Weasel Keeper  is the man to ensure he has the best chance.

It's not the case in my area that they will euthanize all injured or ailing
animals. We have a wonderful hospital/museum that cares for many
wild birds and animals every year.

It's true that if a case is too far gone or otherwise untreatable (as in
the case of a raccoon I once brought to them), they will humanely
euthanize but at least here they do try.
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@Beans And yes, clearly he's in very good hands at present! Heartflowers
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(02-11-2018, 01:59 AM)Verity Wrote:
(02-11-2018, 01:55 AM)Beans Wrote: And unless it is a rare or endangered species it will be killed if he brings it to a rehabilitation place.

I understand your concern @Verity  

And want him to survive as well.

But trust me , if that animal has broken bones or whatever... @Weasel Keeper  is the man to ensure he has the best chance.

It's not the case in my area that they will euthanize all injured or ailing
animals. We have a wonderful hospital/museum that cares for many
wild birds and animals every year.

It's true that if a case is too far gone or otherwise untreatable (as in
the case of a raccoon I once brought to them), they will humanely
euthanize but at least here they do try.

Let nature play is course. Animals are a lot tougher than us humans.

We always like to think as wildlife as our children. And how we would respond to their needs.

That lil squirrel is healing just fine I bet, all he needs is WK for a few more weeks.

Heartflowers
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@Beans Also I'm sorry to hear about the approach to sick or
injured deer in your area, but I wouldn't be surprised if that's
common to most places.

Here county Animal Services will euthanize sick or injured
wildlife like deer, but they don't have the resources to rehabilitate.
I don't know if the (private, non-profit) hospital can manage
large animals like deer, though perhaps they will take fawns.
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He sleeps a lot and eats at night, pooping and peeing enough I changed his bedding towel today, I have high hopes that he will get well, but I can see the pain in his moving around when I changed the bedding that it's awfully painful for him to move around. If it comes down to it, I'll make a house for the little guy to stay in out in my back yard 12 feet from the back door in a tree.
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(02-11-2018, 02:08 AM)Verity Wrote: @Beans  Also I'm sorry to hear about the approach to sick or
injured deer in your area, but I wouldn't be surprised if that's
common to most places.

Here county Animal Services will euthanize sick or injured
wildlife like deer, but they don't have the resources to rehabilitate.
I don't know if the (private, non-profit) hospital can manage
large animals like deer, though perhaps they will take fawns.

That's what I was getting at...

It's the costs that prevent most places from saving animals. :(

But , I've taken it upon myself to save animals now... Heartflowers

Mostly turtles, but I'll do what I can...

And applaud @Weasel Keeper for his efforts Heartflowers
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