posted on May, 26 2011 @ 07:54 PM
If you're up for it, I would recommend keeping the squirrel, when I was younger my brother actually found a baby squirrel in the road as well, he
took it in and we decided to keep him - i was young at the time but i do remember we had to feed him some kind of formula at first. After his teeth
came we'd always give him all kinds of nuts, vegetables, some fruit etc. surprisingly he loved french fries more than anything, as well as cookies,
chips even. but..we didnt give them to him too often since id imagine excess of junk would not be good.
overall theyre very playful creatures. they love to climb all over you and playfight with your hands if you let them. they definitely require a lot of
attention though. also, they'll try to bite/chew on things, so you cant let them be near wires or any of the sort unattended. you can give them
certain things to chew on like cardboard.
from personal experience, i can say the squirrel took a liking to me since I played with him a lot, i guess he got used to my scent but in turn didnt
like anybody else, since he wasnt exposed to others much. not sure if theyre all like that, I was too young to remember most of it.
I will say if you decide to keep the little guy, that you should definitely get a good sized cage for him to be in when you cant watch him. - they
definitely need to be let out as much as possible though so they can roam around.
also, you can do a google search on squirrel care or pet squirrels to see if theres any info - you'd be surprised how many people actually do have
pet squirrels, it's pretty rare but there are quite a few owners from what ive seen.
anyway, if you decide to keep the squirrel, good luck! it's definitely not something everyone gets to experience.