Are You Sure It Needs Your Help? (Information on the behaviors of various species and when to intervene)
Michigan-licensed wildlife rehabilitators (Michigan DNR state-wide web list of licensed wildlife rehabilitators)
IWRC Wildlife Emergency page (International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council)
NWRA Wildlife Rehabilitator Contact page (National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association)
NWRA: “What to do with a wild animal” (National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association)
Emergency care information:
Squirrel-rehab.org — ”helping orphaned squirrels since 1991”
Squirrel Tales — A MANUAL OF INFANT CARE FOR BEGINNERS
Note: because I specialize in tree squirrels and study them extensively, these are the only two sites I will recommend. There are many sites with information, however, these two are the only ones based on scientific information. If you find any site recommending anything resembling any kind of “scalded milk formula”, don’t walk away from it, RUN. Any recipe for homemade formula is extremely nutritionally deficient (as proven by comparison studies) and nothing more than a fast-track to irreversible and sometimes fatal metabolic bone disease. The rehabilitator who first “developed” the most infamous nightmare feeding protocol has since had their permit pulled, however, free speech allows the continued dissemination of this dangerous information.
Transfer Factors: I first learned about transfer factors about 4 years ago and began using them with my animals; I also take them myself. Simply put, they are a class of messenger molecules derived from colustrums that provide valuable immune information to help your immune system recognize, respond to and remember potential health threats. They are one of the things I count on to keep me going at what is often an extremely hectic pace and, despite having allergies and a long history of nasty respiratory infections that used to include painful annual bouts of both bronchitis and pneumonia, I no longer succumb to the various bugs and viruses that make the rounds. And as a cancer survivor, I can assure you that having a strong immune system is extremely important.
Particularly when working with wildlife, both the antioxidant-packed gel and the powdered capsules make them easy to add to food, helping to avoid the debilitation caused by captivity stress and infection. Having seen and experienced their positive effects firsthand, I have come to believe in them so strongly that I became a distributor in order to offer them to others at wholesale prices. If you are interested in ordering, simply click HERE.
Chris’ Squirrels & More — Your One Stop Shop for all Your Rehab Needs™
Chow! Due to numerous inquiries from other rehabbers over the years about how we feed the furballs in residence here, we are now offering our ground chow mix for sale. It is made with Zupreem dry primate chow and contains ground almond and an additional 500 mg of calcium per cup. (One pound equals about 7-1/2 cups.) Mixed with just enough applesauce and Esbilac to create soft “cookie dough”, it may be rolled into soft balls or, by adding more applesauce, it makes a soft mush that is nutritionally complete and suitable for squirrels that are experiencing problems eating solid food. Shipping is flat-rate within the United States and included in the price so the more you buy, the more you save. (Contact us directly for larger quantities.)