I found myself yesterday with three orphaned squirrels who fell from their nest. I have been feeding them on KMR and offering solids too as i think they are about 8 weeks. Unfortunatly one is injured but both the Vets and RSPCA refuse to help, classifying them as vermin. I believe that every animal deserves a chance in life and so will persevere with rehabilitating them myself. I wondered if ANYONE HAD ANY ADVICE OR EXPERIENCE TO SHARE WITH ME, also if its ok to flea treat them, my rabbits wont appreciate the itchy little bilighters!
I have fetched up young orphaned squirrels up previously with success..if they are still on milk i recomend lactoll milk fed from a bottle with a small teet. .gradualy introducing a mixture of fresh fruits and chipmunk food which is a good mixture of sunflower seeds nuts etc..
You are best asking terminator his grandfather used to run a rescue and had loads all year round.
They SHOULD start to eat solid food and when their teeth are fully grown, at 10 weeks, they give up suckling.
It is illegal to keep, import and release grey squirrels in Britain, unless you have a special licence im puzzled to the responce you have got from RSPCA
This thread is 3 years old now, I expect that the squirrels are strapping adults by now...the information is useful though I guess :)
Unfortunately the three young squirrels didn't make it, two died from trauma related to the fall although thankfully I was able to provide them with pain relief in the interim. The RSPCA wanted nothing to do with them, as has been the response when I have called them about other wildife in the past (birds).
For future reference, these people might be able to help (they're in Woodseats):