Geronimo

Geronimo was a big boy today. He ate his first nutrition biscuit and had a yogurt drop for dessert. He also got a new house with a mini fleecy bed.

Meet Geronimo, the squirrel. His mom passed leaving him orphaned.  Jamie could not leave the little critter to die so she took him in.  Follow his progress below from his rescue to his release.   His story is listed by the the dates.  His story is not over yet, but we will keep adding updates until after he is released.

He will be released at Jamie and Dr. Justin’s home which is where Jamie originally found him. They have about an acre along a waterway. Lots of natural space. Jamie plans on doing a soft release where you leave the cage door open and continue to feed him as long as he needs.


November 22, 2017

Jamie: He has been doing very well since his rescue 10 days ago. This is a photo of him on his first day.

Viewer Questions on this post:

Dare I ask how mom passed? A big kitty cat perhaps?

  • She was found at the base of her tree. Not at the sanctuary. At my own house. No obvious injuries. Possibly clipped by a car.

November 23, 2017

Jamie: Geronimo is growing so fast. He is getting more fur each day.


November 27, 2017

Keeper Marie: Karma Lynn Hurworth is such a good mom… Geronimo and Sushi know… ❤❤❤ (BTW, Sushi is a domestic kitty)

Waiting for this keeper video to get to me, then will post it.  It is a video of Karma feeding Geronimo.  Currently it is on Karma’s Facebook


November 29, 2017

Jamie: Geronimo is doing well and has doubled in size.

Viewer Questions on this post:

What do you feed him? I’m not aware of squirrel milk replacement being a thing…😉 He is getting so big!

  • He is on a puppy milk replacer.

Are you going to release him, or keep him?

  • I will release him in my backyard where he was found once he is big enough. I will also continue to provide him food and water for as long as he needs it.

Great job! What will happen to him when he’s older – will it be possible to release him back into the wild or has he become too humanised??

  • I will do a soft release at my home where he was found. Meaning eventually his cage door will be opened, but I will continue to give him food and water as long as he comes back for it.

Any idea when his eyes will open? (Or maybe they already have and he has just closed them as he blissfully eats.

  • Approximately 5 weeks old, he is just shy of that now, about 4.5 weeks old.

December 5, 2017

Jamie: Geronimo is getting bigger each day and his eyes are starting to open now!


December 7, 2017

Keeper Karma: So happy I get to take care of this adorable ball of fur for a few days!

In this Walkabout Video if you skip up to video marker 21:40 (about 9 minutes before the end) to find Keeper Karma feeding baby Geronimo.

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December 8, 2017

By popular demand, here’s a picture of Geronimo this morning. Post breakfast Buddha belly!


December 11, 2017

Jamie: Geronimo was a big boy today. He ate his first nutrition biscuit and had a yogurt drop for dessert. He also got a new house with a mini fleecy bed.

Geronimo was a big boy today. He ate his first nutrition biscuit and had a yogurt drop for dessert. He also got a new house with a mini fleecy bed.

Viewer Questions on this post:

Will you be releasing him back to the wild?

  • He has a lot more growing to do and will need to be taught what things are good to eat first.

So adorable, does he go to work with you?

  • Yes. He has to be fed multiple times a day.

Will Geronamo be able to be released back into the wild ?

  • Yes, once is big enough.

December 19, 2017

Jamie: Geronimo is a big boy eating big boy foods 🙂

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Viewer Questions on this post:

Does he have a little Xmas tree there?

  • He sure does!

December 31, 2017

Geronimo enjoying his favorite snack this morning. Walnuts!

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January 6, 2018

Geronimo Shelling Almonds (Photos & Short Video)

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January 10, 2018

Geronimo needs an upgraded enclosure for the next phase of his rehabilitation. So, once again it is Victor, the BCR fixer Man to the rescue!

  


January 15, 2018

Geronimo is loving his new rehab enclosure.  THANK YOU Jamie and Victor.


Geronimo’s Riverside Condo 2/1/2018

Geronimo's Riverside Condo
Geronimo’s Riverside Condo

Geronimo's Riverside Condo
Geronimo’s Riverside Condo


If you would like to help Jamie with little Geronimo’s rehab you can donate at https://bigcatrescue.org/donate


UPDATE – APRIL 17, 2018

A lot of people have been asking for a Geronimo update. She is doing great. Now that the weather is warmer the doors to the screen porch where her enclosure is have been opened and she has freedom to come and go. She is cautious and explores a little at a time then she heads back to her favorite spot, her hammock. She will continue to have access to her enclosure for as long as she wants. Videos coming soon.

A lot of people have been asking for a Geronimo update. She is doing great. Now that the weather is warmer the doors to the screen porch where her enclosure is have been opened and she has freedom to come and go. She is cautious and explores a little at a time then she heads back to her favorite spot, her hammock. She will continue to have access to her enclosure for as long as she wants. Videos coming soon.
A lot of people have been asking for a Geronimo update. She is doing great. Now that the weather is warmer the doors to the screen porch where her enclosure is have been opened and she has freedom to come and go. She is cautious and explores a little at a time then she heads back to her favorite spot, her hammock. She will continue to have access to her enclosure for as long as she wants. Videos coming soon.

UPDATE – APRIL 19, 2018

Geronimo all grown up and foraging this morning.

Geronimo all grown up and foraging this morning.
Geronimo all grown up and foraging this morning.

Saying Goodbye – Rehab Success

She hung around for a few days then got adopted into a clan of squirrels and forgot all about her human family.

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