6. Is Your Baby Healthy?
Newborn: Mostly pink, no eye slits visible, ears sealed flat to the head
1-2 Weeks: Dark color on head and back, eye slits visible, ears coming away from head
3 weeks: Short fur everywhere except on belly
4 weeks: Thicker fur, eyes almost ready to open, lower teeth emerging
5 weeks: Fully furred including belly, eyes open, upper teeth emerging
If Your Baby Doesn't Look Healthy...
Go back to the ABC's:
- Is he warm?
- Is he hydrated?
- Is he being fed properly? (not too much or too little; not too often or too infrequently)
Then address those issues in that order!
Then go to The Squirrel Board for help. The baby's life depends on it.
Note: With immediate and intensive treatment, all of the sick babies in these pictures survived and were released.