I found a squirrel that fell out of the nest!

Stay Calm, and do the following:

  • Examine the babies for injuries – scratches, bruising, punctures, possible broken or dislocated bones, etc.
  • Can you see a nest in the trees and around you?
  • Is there an adult squirrel nearby?
  • Use your phone to take a photo of the babies and the immediate area.
  • Call us for guidance to determine if babies can be reunited or if they need immediate care from one our trained wildlife rehabilitators.
  • While waiting for a return call, please place the babies into a small box with soft materials (fleece, towels, etc) and keep them warm.
  • You can use a heating pad under the box on low setting, a microwaved rice sock, hot water bottle, etc.
  • Please make sure the heat source is covered and not directly touching the babies.
  • DO NOT GIVE THEM FOOD, WATER, OR FORMULA! Young baby squirrels in the nest are unable to properly lap up liquids.
  • Thank you for helping these animals!