If you can t scoop up the squirrel because he s moving too quickly you may have to catch him with a towel. More and more people who find an injured baby squirrel or abandoned squirrel babies are nursing them back to health.
However if a juvenile squirrel continuously approaches and follows people their mom is probably gone.
Where to take an injured squirrel. Check the babies for injuries or signs of fly eggs or maggots. Take your squirrel to a wildlife rescue as soon as you can. Rescuing baby squirrels most people who rescue squirrels find them on the ground.
You should not attempt to rehabilitate an injured squirrel on your own. In the event you take in an injured or abandoned squirrel find a nearby wildlife rescue. Our tips are meant to help you get the animal in a safe place and warm until you can get to someone who knows exactly what injured squirrels need.
A squirrel who is nearly full sized has a full and fluffy tail and can run jump and climb is independent. If the mammal you have found is bigger than that click here if it is a bat click here if you ve found a bird click here to go back to the species selection page. The absolute best thing for an injured squirrel is getting them to an expert who is trained in their care sorry but that s the truth.
In this case you should contact a rehabilitator because the baby is very hungry and needs care. This page will tell you how to help small mammals such as squirrels chipmunks mice or groundhogs. Take the squirrel in as soon as possible.
Helpwildlife co uk provides advice on what to do if you find a sick injured or abandoned wild bird or animal. They found baby squirrels that have been injured or abandoned and rescue them back to health. Helpwildlife co uk is a charity run website providing advice about sick injured or problem wildlife and a directory of uk wildlife rescue organisations.
Babies needs to go to a rehabber immediately if they are lethargic thin cold wet injured in any way especially by a cat or having signs of fly eggs or maggots. I really can t blame them after all they are so cute. Take this opportunity to look at the squirrel to check for injuries parasites bleeding bumps puncture wounds.
If they are bleeding quite a bit or you see obvious broken bones or serious injury take them to a veterinarian asap. Orphaned and injured grey squirrels. If you ve found this website useful please.