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Offline Savaaha

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« on: August 11, 2004, 12:15:16 pm »
We have to go from everyone involved. We have contacted the Tree cutting service and the logging companies. Theres Milk replacer and tiny bottles on the shelf.
  Now to just wait to get the babies. Squirrels that is, Fox, Greys and/or Flying. We have said we would take 6-8.
 Anyone else ever raise orphan animals?

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2004, 12:28:43 pm »
This isn't exactly related directly to the fandom, but it is in the intrest of the fandom, so it goes in Furry Lite.

Anyway, I've taken care of bunnies and such, small ones. There were a few alone and my cat killed them and stacked them in the corner of my porch, but one was alive. We went out and left it with my aunt, but then it died.

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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2004, 01:15:14 pm »
I've been involved with a few. I helped with a squirrel that was found after a storm took the tree down the nest was in, he was the only survivor. We bottle fed him till he could eat solids, he would really let you know when he was hungry too. Of course he was hungry all the time! We let him run free when we were home and kept him caged when we weren't, naturaly. He would jump from  person to person for attention and sit on your shoulder.
  We kept him till he was around 6-7 months old. At that time he started to try and show dominance and got nippy around kids. We started letting him roam outside in the yard for a few weeks, bringing him in when he wanted to go back, until he decided to leave on his own.
   I was on a fox search just last week. My brothers nieghbors had a fox under thier shed/chicken coup. They hadn't lost any chickens but didn't want to take a chance. They shot the vixen (who was whelping), and left her and her kits under the shed. No-one found out about it till my brothers dog brought the carcass home two weeks later. He was worried about rabies and started asking around, thats when he found out about what had happened. I went to see if the kits were still alive and if I needed to I was going to bring them home.
    After doing some checking around I was able to find out that the kits were old enough and had left on thier own. They have been seen a few times since and appear to be doing fine. I'm glad but at the same time I was looking forward to helping them.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2004, 01:28:24 pm »
I've tended to three mocking birds, a grackle & a dove over the years. Everything but the dove survived.

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2004, 01:37:05 pm »
Quote (Savaaha @ Aug. 11 2004, 11:15 am)
Now to just wait to get the babies. Squirrels that is, Fox, Greys and/or Flying. We have said we would take 6-8.

Make sure you post pics! '<img'>

Can't say I've ever raised orphaned animals, but I would like to.  If it wasn't for my allergies, that is. ':cry:'
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2004, 03:45:53 pm »
We took care of some baby rabbits once, but I think that's about it.

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2004, 04:48:48 pm »
Quote (Lobar Shadowtail @ Aug. 11 2004, 12:37 pm)
Quote (Savaaha @ Aug. 11 2004, 11:15 am)
Now to just wait to get the babies. Squirrels that is, Fox, Greys and/or Flying. We have said we would take 6-8.

Make sure you post pics! '<img'>

Can't say I've ever raised orphaned animals, but I would like to.  If it wasn't for my allergies, that is. ':cry:'

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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2004, 06:34:50 pm »
Pics would be cool. As for myself, I've helped a crow and a sparrow. I tend more to animals people get and end up not being able to take care of (how I've gotten most of my reptiles).
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2004, 02:37:15 am »
I can't even count how many orphan animals have been in my house...rabbits, birds, squirrels, more rabbits, two cats...oh, and did I mention birds.....my mom takes in all kinds of orphaned or wounded animals......alot of people have joked about my house looking like a zoo...
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2004, 10:56:15 pm »
This is my favorite subject, if only because I get to talk about my baby (my mom got to keep her when I moved to NH).

During the summer before my senior year of high school, my friend had called me and said that she had a baby kitten that was orphaned and needed someone to take care of it. She was a beautiful little black kitten, between 1 and 2 weeks old. So for three weeks I took care of her and cuddled with her. There was one day where she wouldn't go to sleep in her "crib", and I finally picked her up and cuddled with her, and she fell asleep on my chest (I ended up falling asleep too).

She was such a cutey-pie. And she was so familiarized with humans that she'd actually pucker her lips when you made a kissy-noise.

When she was in her 'teenage' weeks, I'd get home from school and sit in the chair, and she'd instantly hop up into my lap, grab my cheek with her paw, and give me a kiss. o.o She was freaking adorable! I miss her soooo much.. I only left her with my parents because they had another kitten which was very attached to Rika (my orphan kitty). I'd be very willing to take care of another baby, but it's hard to find the time to.

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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2004, 09:54:34 am »
I've raised my share of orphaned animals, everything from puppies and kittens, to squirels and birds.  I have had some deaths, but those were usually due to injury or latent health problems.

Sometimes animal shelters will refer critters to people who are set-up to take care of them if you go in and leave you name and number and the like.  You can even get permits and what not from the forestry service which can on the occassion make you eligable for grants if your passion grows.

It can be fun and rewarding work.
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2004, 01:17:49 pm »
I think if I were able to raise any kind of orphan animal, it'd be a lynx and a fox. ^_^ I dunno, just had to say it.. Either that, or a wolf pup. (Although, I can't have puppies where I live, so that wouldn't turn out too well o.o;  ).

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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2004, 07:23:00 pm »
I'm working on my rehabbing permit so I can do the more exotic critters such as raptors. It'll help to raise a few before I go for my falconry apprenticeship/exam next year.

It's funny but of all the babies I've raised...... it seems like people bring me more opossums than anything. '<img'> I still have one of my "babies" from 5 years ago visit every so often. He's missing an eye from a cat attack as a baby (that's how I found him, in a cat's mouth). He's so funny, he'll come on my porch and eat food with my dogs. '<img'>

The other baby that sticks in my mind was a doe fawn, she was such a darling. Thankfully she went to live in a wildlife park, so I know she'll never be harmed. '<img'>  I just wish it wasn't so far away from me so I could visit her more, I do try to go out there once a year. ':blush:'
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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2004, 08:05:55 pm »
Shana theres a fox farm in Glennallen Alaska. For 100.00 you can buy a fox kit. I knew some people who bought some and raised them. They tried to raise them to be released into the wild but they just get to peoplefriendly. The Vixens do anyway.. The Todds just got destructive and nasty tempered. The good thing out of it was the foxes were saved from being made into garments.

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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2004, 02:55:27 am »
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I'm working on my rehabbing permit so I can do the more exotic critters such as raptors. It'll help to raise a few before I go for my falconry apprenticeship/exam next year.

I'm so jealous!!  I wish i had the time and cash to devote to going thru that, I've always wanted to...

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