Are you wondering what to feed a baby squirrel because you stumbled upon one? Well, having found a baby squirrel, the first thing to do is to take the baby to its mother. A mother squirrel will care better. If this fails, then take it to a wildlife rehabilitator. If it takes longer to get to a wildlife rehabilitator, then you have to care for the baby for a couple of days or longer. This is where you need a squirrel care guide.
The first thing to do is to clean up the baby and keep it warm. Make a nest box for the baby using nesting materials from the environment where you found it. You can also wrap it with a soft cloth. Keep a hot water bottle close to it to remain warm. You can also place a heating pad by the side of the container. Make sure the heating pad is not in the nest box with the baby squirrel. Warm baby squirrels are safer. However, if it gets too hot, it is not safe.
Check on the baby several times a day to make sure that it is safe and does not gets too hot. Give the baby squirrel a small amount of warm water to keep it hydrated. After this, you can feed the baby with real food for it to regain its full strength. You should check on the baby every two hours because baby squirrels require care like a human baby.