911 Raccoon found....Care, advice??? NEW PICS POST#1

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by RickiHupp, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2008
    Newark, Ohio
    Ughhhh here we go again!!

    A tree fell in our backyard. My husband was cleaning up the branches and found this TINY raccoon. I told him to leave it out there and see if the mom would come ond get him. WELL its been about 3 hours and the baby was still out there screaming so I had to bring it in. I cant stand to think it was out there for that long!!!

    So I went and bought some KMR brand milk replacer, got her temp. up and attempted to bottle feed. I know that since the baby is still scared it will be hard at first but is there anyone with some experince and could give me some helpful hints or suggestions?? Thank you in advance!! Oh yes and I have "stimulated" her so that she would use the bathroom [​IMG]

    PICS PICS PICS!! OMG and you WILL NOT BELIEVE what was in our tree that we had to cut down today!! See Pic below....


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    Last edited: Apr 8, 2009
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens


    The only good raccoon is a dead raccoon.

    You might also want to check the state laws, in most states it is illegal to have a native wild animal in your posession.
  3. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2008
    Newark, Ohio
    Yes, I know the laws. I have a valid permit.

    I was asking for advice, not opinions.
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I think it is wonderful that you took him in. I dont have any advice, but good luck. [​IMG]
  5. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2008
    Newark, Ohio
    [​IMG] Thank you. I will not let any animals set outside and die, when something could have been done to prevent it!
  6. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    I once rescued two little rabbits that my weinerschnappers dug up in my garden. I fed them KMR with a syringe. That might be an option if you can't get it to take a nipple.

    Poor baby. We live trap coons and take them to some deep woods miles down the road. I've had them kill my chickens and as bad as DH wants to kill them, he respects my soft heart and instead relocates them.
  7. Turtle

    Turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    I would treat it as if it was a kitten that has no mommy, most mammals are the same when they are babies they eat every two hours,poop and cry. I also would search the web for any rescue groups on any of the search websites and see if they can give you advice. Good luck and right on for helping the little one out.[​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2007
    Please wear gloves when doing anything with it to avoid raccoon roundworm . Do a Google search to see how deadly this is. It is thought by wildlife experts that they all have it now.
  9. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    They make great pets for people willing to take the time to spend with it. You can probaly get it to take a bottle as soon as it gets used to you. Good luck with it. [​IMG]
  10. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    Have you ever raised a baby raccoon before?

    We had one as kids. I remember those little paws can open anything and everything and make a mess when they do [​IMG] What are your future plans for the little one? Zoo or petting zoo? or turning back out into the wild?

    We 'showed' ours in 4-h and I dont remember what happened to him but I can guess....[​IMG]

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