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Baby squirrels can often be renested, learn more.


Squirrels are quite common patients here at The Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida and sometimes, they do not need our help. Many times, they are also brought to us because they were not seen with parents. If you see an adult or baby squirrel that has been attacked by an animal, shows any signs of injury such as limping, bleeding, or rough/wet fur, please call us here at The Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida.
Please do not feed any squirrels or keep them as pets (or any wildlife as pets). They require a strict diet to stay in good health.

If you have found a baby squirrel, it may or may not need your help. Like many other species baby squirrels are often left alone for up to five hours by their parents between feedings. Many times, there will be more often than one baby in the area. After searching the immediate area for any other babies, grab a small box that the babies cannot climb out of and put a warm towel or pillowcase in the bottom. Gently pick up the babies and put them in the box and move the box to the base of the tree that had the nest. If no nest is present, put the box in the shade under the closest tree. Observe from a safe distance; the parents will stay out of sight if they are aware of your presence. The parents should relocate the babies one by one. If there is no activity within a few hours keep them in a warm dry place and call us at 941-484-9657.

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