Today it was determined that Oscar needs specialized attention and certainly, the company of other squirrels so he'll be relocating tomorrow.
Meanwhile, today, his teeth were checked and he was weighed so that there's a baseline. Improvement since last week is noticeable in his coat and general demeanor. He is more alert and capable of rudimentary climbing and his tail arches in a squirrel-like way.
When compared to other squirrels, Oscar is several weeks behind. He is seven weeks old but looks and responds like a four to five week old.
With proper nourishment and stimulation, and being with other squirrels, he'll come along much quicker than if he stays on my kitchen table.
It's not going to be easy to give him up but it is all about him, after all, his well-being and not what his human counterparts want or need.