THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Q - I found a baby squirrel that fell out of the nest – what should I do?

If the baby squirrel is uninjured from its fall and you are able to access the nest, put the squirrel back up in the nest. If you can't reach the nest then use a makeshift nest, taking an ice cream bucket and towels, and place it as close as possible to the original nest or tack to the nest's tree. Keep an eye on the nest to ensure that the mother squirrel finds the baby and continues to care for it. If you cannot find the nest or the mother does not take back the baby then it is best to arrange for the baby to be taken to the nearest rehabilitation centre.

 

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