Handful of adorable, squirming newborn red squirrels

WildCreaturesPublished: May 9, 2017Updated: May 10, 2017974 views
Published: May 9, 2017Updated: May 10, 2017

When an Ontario family moved their mobile trailer home to go camping for a few days, they had no idea that they were taking five adorable little stowaways with them. They drove several hours and arrived in the Peterborough area, where they began setting up their trailer for their holiday. What they found was a complete shock. There were five squeaking, squirming, tiny red squirrels in a nest in the trailer. The mother squirrel had found a warm, apparently safe place to have her babies. She must have been away from the nest when the trailer was moved. The family are true animal lovers and they were horrified to realize that these poor little souls had been separated from their mother. Reuniting the babies with their mother would be impossible. They quickly bundled up the hungry little squirrels and took them to Sherbrooke Heights Animal Hospital, a veterinary clinic known for their dedication to helping wildlife. Stacey and Jen, Registered Vet Technicians have seen all kinds of wildlife, but even these two were overcome by the cuteness of the five wiggling little squirrels. Only a few days old, the babies had not yet opened their eyes. Stacey and Jen examined the babies, hydrated them using a syringe and some electrolytes and then gave them some formula. Their little mouths are so tiny that they must be fed with an eye dropper or syringe, carefully giving them just the right amount to avoid them choking or inhaling the fluids. This can easily lead to pneumonia and other life-threatening complications.

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