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Squirrels need a calcium supplement and UVB to help with metabolic bone disease and calcium deficiecies. Giving a calcium supplement may help and get him under a UVB light. If you can get to South Carolina, you should be able to get some help from an Exotics Vet. From the sound of what you have going on, this may be a respiratory infection. The other possibility to to get the squirrel to a rehabilitator for help. This is one link that may help : http://www.wildliferehabber.org/ I hope this helps. Joan
As far as medications I am prohibited to suggest anything since I am not a Vet, but only a Vet Tech. A Vet cannot even do that on the site because there is not a Patient/Cleint Relationship. The symptoms that are showing are that of a possible calcium deficiency as the twitching comes along with the weakness. I would try increasing the calcium if you can get it in. The squirrel may also be a diabetic which can also account for some of what you are seeing with weakness and twitching. I suggest giving some Plain Pedialyte via eye dropper to prevent dehydration. Another possibility that can be going on is a viral disease that can cause some of the symptoms you are seeing: Viral Encephalomyocarditis. This link expalins that this Virus presents itself like MBD: http://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16829 Your best solution will be to get this squirrel to a Vet who can do some blood work and an X ray to get a diagnosis, as since I cannot see Buddy, I am just giving you possibilities. Joan