Baby Squirrels. When the day finally came in April, the Harrison family released all four back into nature. And that always points to a preexisting condition that was unseen and unknown just like a human suddenly having a heart attack or having an aneurysm suddenly rupture and bleed out. From the way her teets have shrunk back to normal, and the babies now look almost as big as her, I judge them to be about 8 to 9 weeks now?? Hi' Sandra! He is eating shelled pecans and walnuts. I need it to be shipped to my new address please! If you go to my e-mail address SquirrelNutrition@Yahoo.com, and ,make the same request, I'll attach all the PDF files you need. We let 'Itty Bits be and went inside. Thank you Nicola x. Hi, The only thing that changing formulas can produce, ( when you go from low fat to high fat,) is the possibility that some of the increased fat can go through undigested and produce mushy stools. If it continues with this behavior you may have no other choice except to release it. As Mrs. Harrison stated, “She started to come back for a treat or two within days of being released.” That wasn’t too uncommon as the others did as well. I just finished answering your e-mail. He looked like he was at home. When baby squirrels die, it always comes on suddenly and rapidly progresses to death. To this day I don't know why he died. They share a nest with their mothers during this period. The cage we are using is from when my wife had rats so we thought it fine for him for now. If the squirrel was tame prior to this behavior I have no explanation of why it is acting this way now. Commercial formulas today are made from skim milk, that comes in at less than 1% milk fat. Looked like pimple or blister. Other than that, Cod Liver Oil like we put in our Nut Squares helps, but notheing is as effective as full spectrum lighting. Supplement-based Solid Food: When the chipmunk is 4 weeks old, you can switch to supplement-based solid foods. She’ll stay for a while, eat a treat, and even cuddle up on their laps. Things didn’t stop there. What are your thoughts on the deluxe squirrel diet food from exotic nutrition? DO NOT USE PET NURSER BOTTLES - … Please pass on any tips, they will be greatly appreciated! Ben stays nested in the backyard. She doesn't seem to be very impressed with outside, but I think she will be fine when it's time to reintroduce her, but in the circumstances that she doesn't... is there any advice you have? Eyes are sealed shut and ears are pinned to head for first few days. We would appreciate both recipes! Have 3 baby squirrels, not sure of the age, but if I had to guess I’d say about 6-7 weeks. Help and reply soon sir.....I m not using any type of formula.....he also loves to lick and eat mix fruit jam!!!! Do not force squirrel to take more than he/she wants, but do not starve him/her by offering only a few drops per feeding. Draw up 1 to 2 cc for each week of age. Could you please send me the recipe. ... 4 weeks - has light grayish-brownish hair all over, except lower legs and belly and under tail. When a baby squirrel is less than 5 weeks old, (before it's eyes open,) it can easily be kept in a cardboard box. Baby must be treated with Capstar within 24 hours. 5 weeks - thicker hair, including legs and belly. My baby is scratching itself very much and also go under the blankets and scratch with the front claws madly......I m scared that what is happening to him!!! I have all kinds of information to share with you, but I can't do it on this Blog. The Harrison’s placed all four of the squirrels in an outside release cage. As far as they were concerned, she acted like a normal squirrel. He was a nervous while I was driving to my friends house but then he looked ok at her house. What you are describing does not sound good. Add in the nuts of Squirrel Complete or try Premium Nut Mix . They will be terrified of the outside the first time you take them out and this will be amplified by the fact that you have let them bond so closely with you. Very active and shredding your sweaters, curtains, furniture, and arms with its claws. This is the link to our formula page: http://www.squirrelnutrition.com/squirrel-formula.html . For a water bottle, spend a little more and buy a glass one with a metal lick tube. In addition to being smart, these and other animals have incredible memories. They were about 5 weeks of age when we saved them. Later that night I found him stuck in our trash bin...agaun took him out and again just stayed and tried following me making this sad noise. The recipe to our formula is on our website: SquirrelNutrition.com. If you write to me at SquirrelNutrition@Yahoo.com, and request it, I will send you the link to the OSU Study. Bill. There's a girl and a boy. I have found a 4-5 week old flying squirrel. 7 weeks old. At 4 to 5 weeks, squirrels are old enough to be eating all the solid foods that its mother would be finding and bringing back to the nest. Bill. I would like to say thank you for providing this information... you helped me save a baby squirrel that was brought to me by a neighbor. If you write to me at SquirrelNutrition@Yahoo.com and make this request I can send you all you need. Lower incisor teeth are begin to emerge. Hi Bill, She should be able to answer your questions about your Palm Squirrel! Live on a lake north Louisiana yesterday morning 9/30/18 found looks to be between 8 to 12 weeks fox squirrel holding on to my boat house pier got the dip net to retrieve it thought the squirrel wasn't going to make it didn't know how long in water, covered it up in my jacket on the boat dock checked couple hours later looked to be ok. Got wooden box tour some sheets up got it in the live oak tree next to house . My "Lil Boo", is 6 weeks old, and is growing like a weed. October is always Squirrel Awareness Month Squirrelly Photos! Often, they will hide their favorite foods and leave the rest. The baby cannot do it on its own until it is several weeks old (generally around the time it is fully furred at 5 to 6 weeks).. The girl is bigger and ger ears are open and she's active. About the sweet potato, do you let the skin or do you peel it? Bill. A squirrel that is 3 to 4 weeks old has thicker fur from head to tail. Hey, I have 2 baby squirrels that are I think 5 weeks. We LOVE YOU! Keep your squirrel in a box until seven weeks, then start planning for a cage. You should only feed as much as the squirrel will eat at one setting, twice a day. Hello Bill, Your squirrel may be suffering from low blood calcium also known as early Metabolic Bone Disease. Bill, Hi there William! Bill, Thank you very much for all the information you have about squirrels have a baby squirrel that his eyes just opened two days ago I've been feeding him for like two weeks by syringe and wanting to know what to feed him when he weans I see you have recipes for different suggestions if you could email me those I would appreciate it thank you, Hi, Kathy! Baby squirrel's are stimulated to defecate the same way. They get inside of attics where they can destroy insulation and wiring. Thank you for any feedback! He lived for about 5 days with us and just died suddenly overnight. I'm so sorry for your loss, but tell the naysayers who are trying to lay a guilt-trip on you to "Take a hike!" Send me an e-mail at SquirrelNutrition@yahoo.com and I'll send you everything you need. Unfortunately I have no vehicle yet to replace the formula we did have. Do you have any advice on how to get my squirrel to drink water? If you write to me at SquirrelNutrition@Yahoo.com, and request our timeline of squirrel development and food lists for squirrels, I'll send them to you. I just ordered one of your nutball kits and my old address and email was attached to that account. Baby squirrels would be at the top of their list of items to eat. She was slightly injured from her fall from the nest, but has made a great recovery. I know he needs calcium, can I try a bird cuttle bone? Loved your blog. So feed only what they will eat, and remove any uneaten or hidden foods. However, I understand the formula is best. If you write to SquirrelNutrition@Yahoo.com and request our recipes, I will send them to you. She has gone from a hairless, bloodied-tail creature looking near death to a perky, healthy-looking squirrel again. Thank you. Most baby squirrels open their eyes fully at around 4-5 weeks of age. Thanks for writing! There's always the possibility that it may be sick. Is it normal to suddenly wean themselves off of the formula? Lucy is a foster squirrel I began raising when she was about 10 days old because she had been orphaned. I am having a hard time finding any information on how to care for him! We have never lost a baby due to a formula or diet related problem. A baby squirrel should always feel warm to the touch when you pick it up. My concern is when, how and where to release him? So, they chose Belle. You look at dogs, cats, horses, elephants, and others, and they all have the ability to learn tricks. Your squirrels will be 5 weeks old when their eyes open. When she showed up, she’d either sit at the front door or peer into the dining room window trying to get the family’s attention. When digestive bacteria colonies are low in the gut, the fat in the formula passes through undigested and comes out as messy stools or diarrhea; For example, babies who are one week old might take 1 c.c. Do u think they will last a night? Here is the link to our formula recipe: At times she puts her head under her while sitting down like in a ball form. I need to know what to feed him, how often (he eats every 2-3 hours now but wants to eat ALL the time! Bill. Please email back, we want to save this little squirrel. He has drunk a little, eaten part of a walnut, and part of a banana. Crush 1/4 tablet, dissolve in 1 ml water, and give orally by syringe once a day for two days. Please let me know. Taking the baby outside to "play." I'm slowly letting her eat stuff now (walnuts & seeds) that I wasn't before because of her condition. I have an Eastern Grey squirrel, curious if it's okay to feed to her. My little guy is 4 weeks (I think) I found him in our arena (I ride horses) on Friday Nov 1st. 5% of body weight Every 4-5 hours for 4-5 feedings each day. Eyes may begin to open. My wife and I have found a young squirrel who is need of help. Hi Tina! 9/2/2017 02:26:40 pm. Bobbi, Hi Bobbi! I can get 8cc in him in the morning, but afternnon/evening he's not very interested. We have babies right now in our facility that only need fed 3 times a day, because we feed a high fat diet. I have a small yard, but we have many squirrels,and peregrine falcons, and crows. Our dogs brought us a baby squirrel last week and I was guessing he was 3 to 4 weeks old. Begin to introduce solid foods (rodent block, high calcium vegetables and fruits, nuts. How will they make it down 11 floirs to find Food?? I found a baby eastern grey squirrel about 6-7 weeks ago. could you please send me the recipe for the veggie bars and snacks for squirrels. Only time would tell. But now it won't feed and wont let me touch, got under the bedding, is lazy now, whenever I try to feed it, it squeezes itself and runs away. Teeth – The appearance of a squirrel’s incisors, the sharp, prominent teeth in the front of a squirrel’s mouth, can also be used to help age a squirrel. I've been researching everything there is to know but would love your recipes as well. February 2013. If you writr to me at SquirrelNutrition@yahoo.com and request the PDF file on how to do a soft release I'll send it to you. Thanks! Hi, Apolinar! Squirrels that are four weeks old or younger should receive six to eight feedings per day. Love your site! Also can I put a water bottle on the cage like the kind for small animals, Hi Angie! But instead of grabbing the goodie and scurrying off, Bella would stick around. We recommend Henry's Healthy Blocks, which are all-natural and 100% nutritionally complete. Also could I leave them a small dish to keep hydrated better on their own or can I offer natural unsweetened applesauce? Therefore, formula only until they are able to chew. Hi Marc, ( including Vitamin E Oil that is in a base of soybean oil.) November 2014 To thank them for all they did, she wants to maintain a relationship with them. 5% of body weight Every 4 hours for 5-6 feedings each day. And, can you send a picture to SquirrelNutrition @yahoo.com? He has been doing great until last night. Truly appreciate your time and effort to help!! A squirrel that is 3 to 4 weeks old has thicker fur from head to tail. 2 are grey and one is a red one.. Is she afraid to leave them in the presence of our cat (who I keep inside for now), cause she screams at the door alot, is she calling them trying to get them out, or is she calling for the father?? I was just wondering if I could request the recipes for your squares and biscuits? We've gotten one to occasionally eat on an apple and I have been keeping them hydrated. I’ve put a few apples in their cage, and I’ve noticed they are nibbling in them. about 1-5 weeks old you will feed it 7cc every 2 hours. What do I feed them? Thanks. I caught it two times. 1,2,3 Therefore, a squirrel should be eating only solid foods by the time he is 10 – 12 weeks old. With years of experience working with this type of animal and already having three others in their care (Larry, Moe, and Curly), they felt confident they could help. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos Amazing. The eye slits now show signs of opening. I can't send attachments through my BLOG. I'm scared that they are getting weak and I barley rescued them today and I forgot to bring the formula from my dads house. We put everything together and even though he was still a little nervous he was inside his cage. What I do is give the Nut Square first thing in the morning when they are hungry, and nothing else until they eat the Nut Square. We're swamped. You did nothing wrong in changing formula. Just going to keep him for one and don't want to do any damage to him while we have him. Moisture - Not more than - 12% If you write to me at SquirrelNutrition@Yahoo.com and request our recipes, food lists, and Timeline of Squirrel Development I will send them to you! Thanking you in advance for your recipes, Those four to eight weeks old should receive four to five feedings daily, and those nine weeks or older only need to be fed once per day. I've ordered the pre-made nut squares several times and I want to place another order but I cant seem to find where to order. I have 3 8-week old squirrels and suddenly 2 out of 3 of them are no longer interested in drinking the formula. Our blind squirrel and our rehab squirrels are not allowed to have the run of the house, mainly because they need constant supervision to keep them from breaking things, drowning in the toilet or setting fire to the house by electrocution when they gnaw on power cords. Almost a month later, I am still waiting for a wildlife rehabber to contact me *eye roll* I live in Southeast Oklahoma and there doesn't seem to be anyone around here other than me to take in sick or injured wildlife. Bill. May 2013 I took him off esbilac formula and have only been giving him pedialite since 8 this morning. What have you been using on it? I know no one has responded to this message in a long time, but I have an important question!! Also a large 4 week old that does not have his eyes open but eats like a horse (6-8 cc) maybe OK on a 4 hour feeding schedule. What are some ways of supplying vitamin d when going outside is not an option? If you lived closer I would do an autopsy and show you exactly what it died of! Don't over heat it, because you want as much of the Acidolphilus as possible to get back into the gut and recolonize. Thank you, Hi William, thank you for your information. My question is, I'm concerned about releasing them. This is Wally, our 5 week old squirrel. Could I get your recipes please I have a grey squirrel that is about 7 weeks now, I have 3 squirrels approximately 11 weeks old. Bill I always advise people to not get too attached to a baby squirrel until you have had them for several weeks. Do they need milk and pedilite? Here's what I would do if I had the squirrel: I would start feeding it plain yogurt with active live cultures, ( like Dannon plain.) Bill, I am trying to rescue a squirrel, I have him since a month. Can I provide a warm watet bath for him? http://www.squirrelnutrition.com/squirrel-formula.html The nest has failed – high winds or heavy rain may contribute – or tree trimming/removal that destroys the nest. Fully furred. You can mail a picture,( and include the tail,) to SquirrelNutrition@Yahoo.com. Normally, the babies feces (poop) is very small, oblong, mild smelling and firm. 6. Please SHARE this with your friends and family. I would love both of your recipes. Crude Fat - Not less than - 6% Sounds like your squirrel may be suffering from low digestive bacteria counts. Bill, Thank you for the blog, need recipes for food list and time development also include recipe for squares and biscuits, thank you ,my wife really would appreciate. The reason the formula is not satisfying them, is because the fat content is too low. Falcons will eat any living mammal that moves and is smaller than them. All rights reserved. I have been feeding it every four hours with kitten formula and or pedialyte (as instructed) I gave it a source of heat (heating pad). It just happened to coincide with the manifestation of an underlying problem that was beyond your control. His first solid food should be squirrel blocks. If you write to my e-mail address and request our recipes, food lists and timeline of squirrel development, I'll send them to you, You need to experiment to find the foods it will and won't eat, and serve the ones it will eat. Bill, I would like the recipe for the squirrels. Even if you think the baby is urinating on its own because you see staining on its bedding does not mean it doesn't need help. 10 to 12 weeks About 3/4 full size - release at 12 weeks. I like all my wildlife , but I think I will have my son build a couple nice squirrel houses, boxes, whatever you call them, this fall as the winter of 2014 was very, very hard. I have 3 baby squirrels and one of them get scared for some reason, won't let me feed it... it is healthiest of all the squirrels, active and all. Bill, Our rescued squirrel about 8 weeks lost chunk of hair n hide on head there was a sore underneath. Bill, Hello Mr. Sells. August 2018 Hi Samara! I don't feed anything with hydrogenated oils or any type of Soy, Hi Saloni! Releasing too soon. I'm new to squirrel rehabbing and would live to have your recipes for them. 4 weeks - has light grayish-brownish hair all over, except lower legs and belly and under tail. Hi, Peggy! Bill. They are getting to the point of not wanting formula much.Well we're using goats milk. Thanks for your time and input. Thank you for all the information on the weaning process. Hotshotlc57@gmail.com. You don't need to teach her. Once this happens, place your chosen feeding block into the squirrel’s enclosure after giving it a feeding with the dropper. I figure I will continue to feed them but how do I know they will thrive out there. A seven-week-old squirrel will be nibbling on solid foods, and … His passion is raising healthy, disease free squirrels through feeding them the right way and the treatment of common squirrel diseases. Hi Randy! I am afraid they will dehydrate now that they are weaned!! I would to get the recipe for you squirrel bisciuts, I rescued a baby about a month ago she officially as of today began to completely refuse her weaning formula although I’ll try a couple more times but I feed her apples, nectarines, cucumbers, lettuce hearts, squash, green beans and peanuts walnuts cashew and pistachios.. she loves them all but not sure what would be the best source of calicum for her now and what’s the right amount of fruits veggies and nuts that she needs daily? A squirrel's incisors teeth that grow continuously require a large amount of calcium. The reason is that soy oil is bio identical to the female hormone estrogen, and I just do not give my squirrels anything with hormone activity, especially male squirrels. Hi, Ngm! Bill. I have some experience with wildlife, as I was raised on a farm in Maryland, and also worked for a veterinarian for several years... but being handed a baby squirrel with her eyes still closed? Nuts in Shells Once squirrels get to about 10 weeks old, nuts in Itty Bity snuggled right in. Thank u. I have looked for the list of foods that are Do's and Do Not's for a weening squirrel, but I couldn't find it. Instead of relying on a single attribute to determine age, it’s better to take all of the characteristics listed above into … I keep him in a leather pouch around my neck. I rescued a little guy maybe he was like 6 weeks old. Put, " Please Age My Squirrel" in the subject line. Your dog or cat will kill a baby squirrel in a second. The Ohio State University did a study of Squirrel Breast Milk over 50 years ago, and found that ir was up to 24% milk fat. Contact information for Fox Valley is shown below. We will be buying some nut square mix today! Thanks for your support. Send me an e-mail at SquirrelNutrition@yahoo.com and I'll send you everything you need. 5 weeks old. It was very lethargic and couldn't move. Hi Allison! Hi Tina! I can't send attachments through my BLOG. I've given him everything he needs according to squirrel rescue sites: warmth, (his temporary home is a 4 ft tall bird cage with 2 levels) foods, timothy grass, a t-shirt to nest in, milk made from a special recipe. The poor thing is probably very hungry and dehydrated, so I would start with making this simple formula and get him fed. Extruded Barley, Extruded Ground Yellow Corn, Extruded Whole Soybean Meal, Extruded Oats, Soy Hulls, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Vitamin E Supplement, Sodium Bicarbonate, Choline Chloride, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Potassium Sulfate, Magnesium Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Copper Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin A Supplement, D-Activated Animal Sterol (source of Vitamin D-3), Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinal Bisulfite (source of Vitamin K), Niacin, Riboflavin supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B-12 supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Thiamine, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Propionic Acid (as a preservative). While waiting for the Fox Valley formula to arrive, one of the formulas below can be used for short term use only. The medications you have given to control symptoms can knock the crap out of good digestive bacteria, while allowing others like Candida,( or yeast,) to overgrow when they are withdrawn. In addition, you can crush 1/2 tablet in 2 ml water and apply externally anywhere maggots/eggs are visible, especially ears, nose, eyes, or anus. Hi, Melissa! He was doing great, he was a very happy one and was very loved. Bill, Thank you for all your information...i want to keep this guy healthy until i can find a rescue. How do they know to start looking for their own food. It is a male, and his eyes just opened. Week 10 to Week 12: Once the squirrel is eating its healthy foods well, you can feed nuts, fruits, and treats. Protein powder, vitamin supplements...) also I have a ferret and was wondering if high protein ferret pellets is suitable for feeding as it is very hard to find squirrel food that can be shipped to Canada, Hi Angie, We have a baby Squirrel which maybe around 5 weeks old. Great job! The bigger female of the two has not been eating much formula. Once eaten, they get their breakfast. ( Example: a 4 week old will take 4 to 8cc at a feeding.) I recognized it was dehydrated gave him a dropper full of the water and honey mixture. Hi, Melissa! What you were dealing with was a physiological obstruction and I strongly suspect that it was either a mesenteric infarct that caused a portion of the gut to die, or a condition called a volvulus, where the gut gets twisted and will not let things pass. January 2015 I waited for its mother too come back to retrieve it but she never came, after 4 hours of waiting I took it inside. The smaller of the two, is still drinking her formula. Ben is seven-months-old and was released in June. How old is the Squirrel Baby? Hii!!! At only four weeks old, one tiny squirrel was brutally attacked by an owl. Once they mature, they live in their own nest. She has had diarrhea off and on for the last 3 weeks. PLEASE HELP! Eyes open. Something is obstructing his gut, It very well may be an internal injury that was not evident when you received him. It is species specific. Tail hair is short, and tail begins curling over the back. I have a 4-6 week old squirrel that I am trying to save. Some rehabbers switch to Fox Valley 20/50 after 4 weeks or so. Metronidazole and Albon on separate occasions, there was an immediate improvement, but the diarrhea would always come back. Up to that age, they have no fear of them. How to keep squirrels out of your attic Inhumane Treatment Of Squirrels Blogging with TSLC President October is always Squirrel Awareness Month Squirrelly Photos! Bill. December 2019 I meant I would LOVE to get the recipe for the biscuits lol! My squirrel is around 5 weeks old. I think now he's about 7 weeks. A plastic one will last 10 minutes. This picture shows a 6 week old squirrel … Her tail is not grown out all the way, and it is a little shorter from where it appears she chewed it off, but she is still with us. Bill. Her name is Shanaz, and you can contact her at: cshanaz5@gmail.com. Known for rehabilitating animals, they eagerly accepted the challenge to save this tiny squirrel. He has no interest in eating and this morning his stool looked and smelled like puss. Top A four weeks old squirrel, you will need to feed every 4 hours, even at night. Now his stool has just turned bloody. Crude Protein - Not less than - 15% February 2016 Thanks for any help !!! If it got badly frightened by someone it might act this way! May 2014 Thank you, Joanne MacLachlan. Hi William, Thank you ever so much for having this page. They look alike and when they saw each other they hugged and cuddled. If the organs are injured they can bleed into the organ and act perfectly normal because the tough fascia contains the bleeding within the organ. I've tried a water bottle and a water dish, but she does not like getting wet! We have huge Hawks that I want to protect them from after release. They are doing great and starting to wean. You need to start replacing calcium in your squirrel's diet. So, don't beat yourself up over it. They provided her and the other squirrels with the same food, love, and medical care. Your squirrel should spend at least four weeks in its outdoor cage prior to release. Bill. Crude Fiber - Not more than - 7% This poor thing suffered a lot of bad injuries. Hi Mary, Bill. In the wild, they eat acorns, walnuts, hickory nuts, pine nuts (and pine cones), lichens (that stuff that grows on the side of the trees … Hi Heather! All their internal organs are covered with a tough membrane called fascia. I have had him for 2 weeks now. At 5 weeks old, squirrels have a full furry coat and fully opened eyes. Contains a blend of cereal grains, fiber, protein and vitamins and minerals. Thanks! Eyes open, becomes fully furred, sleeping less with more active periods. Should I call rescue?? A totally cooked food supplement for adult ground squirrels. Newborn to 1 week: pink body, no fur, eyes closed, body measures about three inches long (not including the tail), American red squirrels will have a dark stripe down the middle of their snout The good news is, Little Squirrel is doing wonderful, and is at or above the guidelines for her age, but she was the only one brought to me, so she doesn't really have any playmates. Sorry I can't be of more help! Pls. You could try confining it to a cage, ( if you are able to catch it,) and see if it calms down and starts eating. The amount will be increased to 2 ccs. At this time, you also need to feed your squirrel rodent block . I fount a 2 week old baby squirrel and we went to the vet and they said that you can feed it kitten milk replacement formula. Hi my husband works in the logging industry and brought home 3 orphaned squirrels around 7 weeks. When this happens, they become picky eaters, because they know they have other food stashed away. At 4 to 5 weeks, flying squirrels are old enough to be eating all the solid foods that it's mother would be finding and bringing back to the nest. He is wobbling when he walks but is pretty good with his paws when he climbs the cage. thank you so much bill,chuck is getting his hair back..yeah i'am so glad,he loves the nut square mix,and now that he is eating them he is a healthy happy squirrel,plus the ionic silver...thank you so much,and i'am so glad to have found your web site....you certainly know what your doing when it comes to squirrels... How much should baby squirrels be fed after they are weaned? 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