How To Fix A Baby Squirrel, Broken Leg

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A 5-week old baby squirrel will heal fast, even with a broken leg or hind legs. Just ensure he is kept well in a small well-padded container and NOT allowed to move or handled too much, too often. He could be fully recovered in 2-3 weeks.

While recovering, give him the Fox Valley Day One Formula for Squirrels 32/40. Esbilac (Pet Ag) has a new formulation that is making baby squirrels sick, and other formulas are simply not any good for squirrels.

Try to administer Metacam too for pain-relief. It’s anti-inflammatory properties too will help lessen the swelling etc.

How To Fix A Baby Squirrel, Broken Leg

You will need to confine the little guy in a small well-padded carrier. Don’t create a chance for him to climb. Ensure it is sark and quiet and cover the carrier.

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Find some Metacam pain meds. Call your friends who have dog’s if you can’t get your hands on it at the store.

Heat is important here. So, use a heating pad but set it on low, put half under the carrier and a nice body to snuggle and a sock filled with any rice and microwaved for 20-30 seconds.

You could then observe him and feed. If he fails to get better, I would say go to the vet.

Here is the push fluids recipe to feed:

Home Made Pedialyte Recipe

  • 1-quart warm water
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • stir and refrigerate for 48 hours…

Can a Paralyzed Squirrel Survive?

If your squirrel is paralyzed waist down then it is possible to give it the best life without euthanizing it.

Depending on the nature of the injury, it’s possible the squirrel will recover.

To nurse a sick squirrel back to health, do the following:

  • Mix 1-part powdered puppy milk in three parts Pedialyte or salt and sugar water.
  • Mix two parts puppy milk in two parts liquid.
  • Increase to three parts puppy milk to one-part rehydration solution.
  • Continue with undiluted puppy milk.

How Do You Rehab A Baby Squirrel?

You can slowly warm the baby squirrel or make a “rice buddy”. To make a rice buddy, fill a sock with 1 cup of dry uncooked beans or ice and microwave for 3o seconds.

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Then squish the sock to make sure there are no “hot spots”. Place next to baby and cover him and reheat every 2 hours.

What do You Do with A Paralyzed Squirrel?

Care for it and provide it with calcium.

Crush a calcium pill and add water/fruit juice then use the eyedropper, syringe, or spoon to force-feed the mixture, one by one, until it is all gone.

What Should I Do with An Injured Squirrel?

You can either:

  • Treat it
  • Or call a wildlife rehabilitator, humane society, animal shelter, nature center, animal control agency or veterinarian.

What Do You Do If You Find A Squirrel with A Broken Leg?

You can either:

  • Treat it
  • Or call a wildlife rehabilitator, humane society, animal shelter, nature center, animal control agency or veterinarian.

How do You Save A Baby Squirrel from Dying?

A pink, fat, round, warm and squirming baby should be observed for at least 2 hours so his mother can find him again.

If nothing happens after that, place him in a high-sided box he can’t fall out of, put in a clean T-shirt and attach the box to the tree you found him under, as high as you can, or place it nearby out of reach of predators.

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How To Fix A Baby Squirrel, Broken Leg

What to do If You Find A Hurt Squirrel?

  • Handle the squirrel with care
  • Keep it warm
  • Place the box or cage away from other animals and keep the area as quiet as possible.
  • Contact A Rehabber or adopt it!
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How do you Humanely Kill an Injured Squirrel?

  • By whacking it with a shovel on the head.
  • Covering it with a bucket
  • Shooting it on the head

How do You Help an Injured Squirrel?

  • Handle the squirrel with care
  • Keep it warm
  • Place the box or cage away from other animals and keep the area as quiet as possible.
  • Contact A Rehabber or adopt it!

Can You Take A Squirrel to The Vet?

Yes, you can.

How do you Treat A Paralyzed Squirrel?

Give it drugs that reduce pain and inflammation. Then Find some Metacam pain meds. Call your friends who have dog’s if you can’t get your hands on it at the store.

Heat is important here. So, use a heating pad but set it on low, put half under the carrier and a nice body to snuggle and a sock filled with any rice and microwaved for 20-30 seconds.

You could then observe him and feed. If he fails to get better, I would say go to the vet.

What do you do with an injured squirrel?

  • Handle the squirrel with care
  • Keep it warm
  • Place the box or cage away from other animals and keep the area as quiet as possible.
  • Contact A Rehabber or adopt it!

How long does it take to walk again after a broken leg?

It takes around 6 to 8 weeks (at times less) for a minor fracture to heal.

Author: Howard S. Baldwin

My name is Howard S. Baldwin. I am a work-at-home dad to three lovely girls, Jane + Hannah + Beauty. I have been blogging for the last 3 years. I worked for other Home and Lifetsyle blogs, did hundreds of product reviews and buyers’ guides. Prior to that, I was a staff accountant at a big accounting firm. Needless to say, researching and numbers are my passion. My goal is to be an informative source for any topic that relates to DIY life and homemaking.

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