Well... he's a big boy now. We've been acclimating him to the great outdoors. We'd set his cage outside while we messing around the yard. Then it was time to get him used to a tree. So we starting putting his cage up in the tree. But with the cool nights we've been having, he would have to be brought indoors until morning. We've also been trying to figure out what he likes to eat since, once he's set free, we'll have to supply him with food because there really isn't anything out there. He loves pecans, but can't crack them. And besides... it's going to be a while until there's any on the trees/ground. So I figured, what squirrel doesn't like bird seed (with sunflower seeds in it)? Answer... this one. Then I bought him a bag of raw peanuts. What squirrel doesn't like peanuts? This one! Next... I bought him a bag of sunflower seeds from the dollar store. He loves them!! Then I got a couple of ears of corn. Loves them too! So I decided to get a "supreme" bag of bird seed that had all sorts of nuts in it, including sunflower seeds. He doesn't want a thing to do with it! Well, at least we know what he'll eat (and the birds will get a good treat). Next was to get him some protected shelter, so Hubby built him a nesting box to fit inside the cage. He totally loves it, but still likes to sit up on the make-shift nest made of sticks to eat his corn. So... yesterday was the day to set him free (sorta). Cage door opened and he finally came out and had a total blast climbing each and every limb in the tree. Then I guess he worked up an appetite and came back to his cage to eat. YES! That's exactly what we wanted... for him to know where "home" was. So he got to spend one more night in the house. Today is officially his first day of total freedom. Hubby said he came to him a few times and hopped into his hands, or would go to his box and sleep for a while.... get a drink of water and grab a snack... and back to playing in the tree. When I got home from work he was playing in the tree and came down for me to "scratch his belly" and to get a sunflower seed. Baby Squirrel ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden ) Baby Squirrel - I'm Free! ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden ) Then it was time for supper and to get ready for bed. Baby Squirrel - Goodnight Y'all ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden ) Oh yeah... almost forgot. He finally earned a name... "Knot-Head".