6. Is Your Baby Healthy?


Newborn: Mostly pink, no eye slits visible, ears sealed flat to the head

Healthy1 Bloat1wk


1-2 Weeks: Dark color on head and back, eye slits visible, ears coming away from head

Healthy2wk DehydEmac2wk


3 weeks: Short fur everywhere except on belly

healthy3-4wks DehydEmac3wk


4 weeks: Thicker fur, eyes almost ready to open, lower teeth emerging

Healthy4wk Emac4wk


5 weeks: Fully furred including belly, eyes open, upper teeth emerging

Healthy5wk Emac5wk

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.