Ok usually I do not like taking animals from the wild they really belong with their mommy's but this little one was left behind today.
A friend noticed him beside his hole and he wouldnt go back in he left it alone for a few hours and mommy didnt come back for him.
So when I got there he showed me right away I picked him up after knowing its been a few hours and no Mommy he was cold so I put him in my hoody pocket to keep him warm found him a blanket and a box to protect him from the cats and dogs for the time being ..... had to do some shopping etc..got back and the little one was still alive so I know he wasnt that hurt I thought a cat or dog already hurt him thats why he didnt go back with mommy
anyway took him home and fed him some coconut milk mixed with a little cream for a bit more fat since there is nothing out there for chipmunks the little one did drink some from the eye dropper and my fingers managed to get him to drink 2 times now
I had some sunflower seeds already shelled and put them in the cage (hamster) he did pick them up smelling taking a little bite anyway so I know mommy was starting to teach him what he can eat
seeing him move around the cage I think he has a chance I might try and take him back home tomrow to see if he will climb back into his hole to find his mommy but I dont think it will work now
I got myself into a mess now tho there is only one and trying to keep him warm is going to be fun I found a heating pad that I put under the cage after wraping it in a towel and he has towels in his cage it doesnt feel too hot it feels warm in there tho and he has been sleeping soundly for a bit he cuddled up inbetween the towels in the cage all covered up he looks warm finally
I know the milk choice isnt perfect but I think the coconut milk might be better than straight cows cream and I cannot find formula in town for anything but human babies and that isnt any good I have read for chippys so this is my only option hope it is ok for the little thing he seems to like it and keeping him hydrated every 3-4 hours since he is about 4-5 weeks old his eyes and ears are open so this is a ruff guesstamite from what i have read on the internet caring for baby chippys
its not going to be easy and I have to accept that the little one might not make it and well if he does its gonna be alot of work not to mention its not legal to keep wild animals as pets so eventually we will have to try and set him free after saving the little one I just couldnt let him be cat food ya know ....
if anyone has experience advice or any opinions please let me have them I could use all the help I can get and even tho they r cute its not a good idea to try and find your own they r best left with their mothers for propper survival I am not a mommy chippy a pretty poor comparison ...but finding one that might not make it after being abandoned ya got to do what u gota do sometimes .....