Needed: Squirrel Prenatal Vitamins

So, our pet squirrel is pregnant. I mean, she isn’t really our pet except that she eats in our yard everyday and we feed her and she walks up to our door to let us know when she is there and she isn’t scared of us at all. And she has a name. So, kind of our pet? Our pseudo-pet?

Anyway it doesn’t matter because she got knocked up (probably because we let her run all over the neighborhood doing who knows what kind of depraved sexual acts with strange male squirrels. Or maybe she just has a boo. I shouldn’t jump to conclusions. And anyway, I don’t really know how squirrels handle procreation so I shouldn’t judge.) Regardless, Sam the Squirrel is pregnant and though we feed her a wide variety of nuts, I am concerned that her baby(ies?) aren’t getting the vitamins and nutrition they need. Are squirrel prenatal vitamins a thing? Are there any veterinarians who follow this blog who can advise me how to be a good squirrel midwife?

I don’t want to mess this up y’all, Sam is counting on me.

32 thoughts on “Needed: Squirrel Prenatal Vitamins

  1. Mr.Teemo says:

    Hmmm, that make me hungry.
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    Cordialement, Mr.Teemo

  2. usewordstoexpressstuff says:

    That made me laugh. My neighbors and I took in a baby chipmunk once but it died because of hypothermia. R.I.P. Daisy. (tear)

  3. deejoda says:

    Do you think she has random unexpected cravings too? Like with humans? Maybe she is off nuts and wants something crazy like marshmallows or something?

    1. girlonthecontrary says:

      Good point! Maybe I will try and mix it up for her with some dried fruit or something else squirrel-diet approved.

  4. CindyPRN says:

    A couple of issues I’ve been thinking about here:

    First of all, winter is coming. You know squirrels tend to store their nuts like I store shoes. Maybe Sam is like ‘bulking’ up on the nut supply. You know, if you were packing on a few extra pounds, you wouldn’t anyone going around saying, “HEY! Looks like you got a bun (s) in the oven there, huh?” And of course there’s always the thought that perhaps Sam is a (gasp) Samuel with a ‘nut-gut’.

    1. girlonthecontrary says:

      Hahaha! Sam is definitely a lady – and it wasn’t just the weight gain it was the suddenly protruding nipples that caused me to make the pregnancy leap. :)

  5. cathyandchucky says:

    I think she’ll do just fine all on her own. Have a look at their natural diet and maybe offer her nuts in season from the local area. Good luck Ma 😀

  6. bloggeretterized says:

    This is why I love GotC! You rock!

    I’m no squirrel expert but I googled and came up with these websites: http://www.squirrelnutrition.com/what-to-feed-squirrels.html
    http://www.wisquirrelrehab.com/backyard.html

    hope it helps. ;)

  7. Lorna's Voice says:

    I’m not vet, but I think it’s a pretty sure bet that these little rascals get all the nut-rition they need for themselves and their young-uns! :)

  8. Belladonna Took says:

    I googled “pregnant squirrel feeding”. Here are some links you might find helpful.
    http://www.wisquirrelrehab.com/backyard.html
    http://squirrelrefuge.org/fooddiet.html
    There were others but WP doesn’t seem to want me to send you a bunch of links. You can always do your own google search, though.

    So let’s have some pictures, okay?

  9. Robyn says:

    I think if her diet is close to what she would naturally forage you should be good, but here is a link that might help http://squirrelrefuge.org/fooddiet.html.

  10. Michael says:

    “Everybody was a baby once, Arthur. Oh, sure, maybe not today, or even yesterday. But once. Babies, chum: tiny, dimpled, fleshy mirrors of our us-ness, that we parents hurl into the future, like leathery footballs of hope. And you’ve got to get a good spiral on that baby, or evil will make an interception!” -The Tick.

  11. thewickedchicken says:

    My co-worker is wondering why I am laughing so hard! Thanks for starting my morning with a smile!

  12. themayfairy says:

    This is the cutest thing I’ve read all day. I hope you get to be squirrel godmother.

  13. Elle Knowles says:

    How many babies do squirrels have at one time and is the father still in the picture? Nothing to do with prenatal vitamins – just some thoughts that came to mind. Be prepared for Sam to set up housekeeping on your doorstep! I’ve never seen a pregnant squirrel – at least I don’t think I have. We have plenty in the back yard which we feed along with the birds. I’ll be on the look out for one now! Lol!

    1. girlonthecontrary says:

      I have no idea – which probably means I’ll be a terrible squirrel midwife.

  14. thevetsminion says:

    Hahaha this is a great post – so funny. Good luck to Sam! I haven’t heard of squirrel prenatal vitamins, but then we don’t have squirrels to feed them too :P Keep us posted!

  15. simaroseblossom says:

    That’s the cutest thing ever but I’m sure she innately knows how to care for herself and her young. Just keep feeding her and I’m sure she’ll handle the rest like a boss.

    1. girlonthecontrary says:

      I’m sure she will – she is the most interesting squirrel I’ve ever known!

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