How big is a squirrel’s nest
Squirrels are very active, so it’s not too much to say how big a nest needs to be. In the wild, squirrels will hop around and jump up and down on the ground, so a squirrel’s nest needs to be tall. Don’t let it live in the same cage or hutch you bought it in. Cages are best made of metal, plastic or wood can be chewed on. Line the bottom of the cage with paper to prevent the wire from hooking the legs. The door of the cage should be large enough to allow easy access to the nesting box. Clip the door to prevent squirrels from escaping.
Position of the cage
- Avoid direct sunlight. Place it in a well-ventilated area with bright light and low humidity.
- If you have children at home, place it in a place where children cannot tease the tail of the squirrel.
- Outdoors, place it in a place where it will not be attacked by cats, dogs, snakes or other enemies. If you are sunbathing outdoors, be sure to guard the cage.
- Striped squirrels are early risers, very active in the morning, and sleepy in the evening, so they should be allowed to get plenty of sunlight in the morning, and then placed in a shaded area in the afternoon and evening.
Squirrels are best kept from 30-60 days old. Depending on your situation, don’t listen to the internet that says it’s best to start without opening the eyes, because it’s not easy to take care of squirrels like that. It is best if the squirrel is not weaned, but can eat independently. If you don’t have enough time, you can choose a newly weaned squirrel, and you can raise it as well.
Raised from small squirrels are not absolutely will not bite, depends on the character of the squirrel, as well as your daily exchanges with him taming situation, raised from small squirrels cannot guarantee that a bite is not bitten, but will not be as directly bought as a large squirrel, fear of mankind, so a squirrel is friendly or not, or to look at your taming situation.
Many friends were bitten very panic, such as “will not have plague ah” and other issues, in fact, we do not have to worry, the regular squirrels are safe and sanitary. If accidentally bitten, to wash carefully with soap, squeeze the blood, and then wipe a little alcohol or iodine, (in fact, it is the same way to deal with ordinary scratches) the bite wound should not be bandaged, and then do not touch dirty water before the wound is good, OK ~ ~ if the wound is particularly large (generally not) can be injected with tetanus, mainly for fear of infection of wounds, and not the rat itself carries bacteria.
If accidentally bitten, to wash carefully with soap, squeeze the blood, and then wipe a little alcohol or iodine, (in fact, it is the same way as ordinary scratches to deal with) was bitten by the wound do not bandage, and then do not touch dirty water before the wound is good on OK. If the wounds are particularly large (which they are not), you can get a tetanus shot, mainly for fear of infection, not because the squirrel itself carries bacteria.
Squirrels can take a bath, but it is not recommended to give a bath to squirrels before 3 months old, as squirrels before 3 months old are still weak, so if they catch a cold, they will be in danger. If your squirrel’s body is too dirty from breastfeeding, you can find a nice day and wipe it with a damp cloth. Then dry him again. Mojo is a very clean person, so as long as you keep his cage clean, he will be able to keep it clean too.
Calcium deficiency in individual squirrels
Not getting enough nutrients in their diet, or being in a dark room with no access to sunlight.
Lying down while eating, shortness of breath, inability to run and jump normally, difficulty in moving around, jumping up and down, more like a rabbit, nails tend to hang onto cloths and other objects.
Add food companion (food companion is a nutritional ingredient added to food daily, containing the only powder that can be converted and absorbed into calcium through gastric juices, which is extremely easy to absorb). If the phenomenon of calcium deficiency has already occurred, you can use liquid calcium kit to supplement calcium (you can also buy calcium gluconate vitamin AD at the drugstore) and insist on it twice a day, and you can have a noticeable improvement in a week.
Many people can’t distinguish between pneumonia and calcium deficiency, mainly because both are short of breath and not good at exercise. In fact, the most intuitive way to distinguish between pneumonia and calcium deficiency is to look at the diet. Look at the diet, generally speaking, the squirrels with pneumonia, especially when it is more serious, usually do not eat, or eat very little, and usually only drink water, while the squirrels with calcium deficiency still eat better, but when they eat, they feel more tired, and they cannot sit up.
What size of cage do you need for a squirrel’s nest
You didn’t put the picture on the cage, at least mark the cage, the higher the squirrel cage, the better, they like to climb. My squirrel is 1.4 meters tall, and a standard cage would be 65-70 or so.
We don’t have any young squirrels this year, so we’ll have to wait until April next year, March at the earliest, preferably 45 days old. Red squirrels are more expensive, not many, now there are pressed into the bad to raise relatives, but cheaper than young squirrels, are 5 to 6 months of it. You can buy a standardized cage for a squirrel nest. However, others suggested to buy the electroplated cage, which is expensive, it is best to buy a cage that can be raised, so that the squirrels can move around a little bit more in the future, the standard cage does not have any raised parts, of course, DIY is fine.
How big is the squirrel’s nest cage
I personally recommend a 35mm high and 45mm wide cage for Squirrel’s nest. If you have enough money, you can buy a two-tier cage for keeping chinchillas, but I don’t think it’s necessary.
Be sure to keep it warm when it’s small. My friend’s squirrel froze to death because of the low temperature at night, and it was around 1:5 a month old.
A larger cage is better, if possible, a standard cage with a taller piece is a better choice.