We got 7 baby cottontails from 2 different places in Proctor today.
Bunnies are one of the most challenging animals we deal with; they’re very hard to raise. They don’t suck well from artificial nipples, so we tube feed them with neonatal feeding tubes. They require a special milk replacer, and have very fragile digestive systems. If people feed bunnies cow’s milk, they’re usually doomed.
Remember, cow’s milk is for cows (and humans from northern Europe who’ve adapted to it over many generations). Other creatures don’t handle it well.
Look for Wildwoods staff at HarvestFest in a few weeks, and visit us on the web at http://www.facebook.com/wildwoodsrehab
Our unofficial mascot, Delilah, is on the web here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Delilah-the-Squirrel/201012343292343
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