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Although squirrels do live in captivity for research purposes, it is generally not adviseable to take one in as a pet -- even if it looks injured or abandoned. Squirrels need to run, climb, and forage for food to remain in good physical condition and happy. This is something that just isn't possible in a captive setting. What's more, squirrels have sharp teeth and nails and can inadvertently injure a person. Wild squirrels may have diseases that can be passed on to a person from a bite or scratch. Many states have strict rules about keeping wild animals as pets and require permits to do so. Instead of a squirrel, think about a domesticated rabbit, gerbil, hamster, or ferret if you desire a small, furry pet.
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