Did you find a baby squirrel not moving but alive in your yard, or outside and wondering what to do? Well get him hydrated and warm!
You can use a heating pad to keep him warm if you own one. But, set it on LOW and put something over the heating pad so it’s not so hot.
Why is my Baby Squirrel Not Moving but Breathing fine?
A baby squirrel seen laying on the floor, on its side, uninjured is typically suffering from either hypothermia (chilling), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or both.
I recommend placing it in a towel-lined shoebox sized container, half on and half off an electric heating pad set to medium.
Next, give him a sugar solution made from 4: 1 i.e 4 parts water and 1-part table sugar with an eye dropper.
Give as much as he’’ take, since he most likely really dehydrated.
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Hopefully, he’ll bounce back and start acting all “squirrely” after that. Offer him some peanut butter, dry dog food or cracked corn (bird food) and see if he’ll eat them. Plus, exercise caution, as once he feel better, he may act extremely wild!
Once well, you should turn him over to a wildlife rehabilitator (rehabber) if you have no plans to keeping him.
You can contact wildlife rehabilitators through local veterinary, Humane Societies, ASPCAs, Game or Fish Offices.
Check the laws in the area you live. I know the one in mine requires I turn wild animals over to licensed rehabilitators within 48 hours, and while it isn’t a strict law, you might still want to consider it.
If you should have further questions, please let me know. I’d be more than happy to help!