The advice on this website is meant to be information that you can use at your own discretion. Please call us if you still have questions or have any other concerns. View the full disclaimer. If you feed the squirrel, only give it pedialyte. Is it sick, disabled or injured? Is it a stunned adult?

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  • If you feed the opossum, only give it pedialyte.
  • Is it injured, sick or a baby? Is it trapped in a dumpster or hole? Is it a dead mom with babies in the pouch?
  • Is it an oprhan? Many wildlife parents leave their young alone during the day, sometimes for long periods. If the babies are still dependent, the mother is usually nearby, discreetly keeping an eye on them. Unless they appear injured or in distress, there may be no need to rescue them.

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