Making A Squirrel a Pet
People in the south know, if you find a baby squirrel before it's eyes are open, you can dropper feed it and it will thrive and become a pet. I have known people who have done this and it is NOT a good idea. Yes they are cute and sweet and it is fun to watch them run around, but it does something to them. They do not understand their natural enemies. Usually the squirrel will end up being killed by a dog or something because it will not know to flee.
Coyotes are getting pretty populated here now, and people have begun saying the same holds true for them. I can only say, in MY experience that is not true. When we were first married my husband found some new born pups deserted in a drain. He watched for a couple of days and the pups were not being cared for by the mother. He thought they were German Shepard s. He brought them home and we began caring for them. One died any way but the other lived. We fed him and kept him warm and treated him like a puppy. As soon as he was able to get around he became MEAN! He would bite and attack. He would tear up everything. We finally took him to the vet and the vet said he was a coyote and told us where to take him. I do not think that pup would have ever been domesticated.
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