Once the enclosure has been set up, nothing stands in the way of the new housemate moving in. But there are also a few things to keep in mind.
Catching and transport are associated with enormous stress for the squirrel. That’s why it’s important that, once it gets home, it can move into its already set up enclosure as quickly as possible. Of course, the feeding bowls and the drinking troughs must be full. Nothing else should be changed in the enclosure during the first few days to give the animals the opportunity to acclimate.
Transport home for transport home, a special transport box (fauna box) is recommended. The cardboard transport boxes often used in the pet trade are rather unsuitable for squirrels, as a squirrel can quickly widen the air holes in the box so that it can escape through the holes. A corresponding transport box is not too expensive and can also be used in the future, e.g. B. for transport to the vet. It can also be used as an isolation ward for sick animals, which is why its purchase is highly recommended.
Arrived at home arrived at his new home, your chipmunk needs some rest to take possession of his new environment and to settle down. Therefore, avoid loud music, noise, or shouting during this time. Be patient with your new roommate and don’t reach into the enclosure every few minutes. Also, avoid constantly looking into the sleeping hut to which the squirrel has retreated. It will decide for itself when it is ready to leave the house, even if you are present. Impatience only hurts, as it causes stress for the chipmunk on the one hand and destroys its trust in humans on the other. It takes time for your squirrel to take food from your hand, and some animals never show such behavior.