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Two days ago, I found a chipmunk laying on the edge of the road near my house. He was just laying there and wasn't really moving, but he was still alive. There was also a turkey vulture flying close by. I tried to take him off the road so that he could go back to the forest, but he still didn't wanna move at all, so I brought him home with me so I could try to help him get better. I put him in a box, obviously not the best cage for him but it was the best I had... I had looked up what to feed him and lots of stuff said things like nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables, so I tried giving him peanuts, lettuce, and bananas. I also got him a little dish with water, but as far as I know, he hasn't eaten or drank anything since I brought him.
The first night he would just lay there, and occasionally try to get up and walk around, but he would just fall over. I'm pretty sure his leg is hurt or something, because he always falls over on one side. The next day, he started running around and jumping and trying to climb out of the box, and this made me really happy because he seemed to be getting better. He continued to do that all day, but he still didn't seem to be eating or drinking at all, and I wanted to keep him for another day to make sure he was really better.
Today, he has been sleeping the whole day and hasn't really gotten up at all. He lets me pet him and hold him, he doesn't resist at all. Yesterday he was awake the whole time and was fine with me holding him, but today he just plays dead whenever I touch him. I'm really just trying to help him, but he refuses to eat or drink still. I have tried letting him alone and everything, but he is still asleep. He started getting those eye boogers that you get in your eye from sleeping for a long time, and he just wants to lay there without doing anything. I am really really worried about him. I've become really attached to him, and I want to let him go back into the wild when he shows signs of being better, but if he doesn't eat, I'm not sure what I can do.
I know he doesn't like the box, so I've taken him out of it a few times but he still just wants to sleep and refuses to run around anywhere. I don't want to just let him back outside because I am afraid that he will be eaten or killed because his leg is hurt, and I really don't want to abandon him like that. I'm not sure what I can do to help him. My parents won't let me take him to the vet because they don't want to pay the money for a chipmunk or something like that. =/ Can anyone help at all?