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Anyone else done it? Last year was quiet with just a woodpigeon and a robin too look after but the year before I ended up with eight birds and a hedgehog.
My first was a newly hatched woodpigeon that literally landed at my feet, someone then gave me a finch and then the vets started handing things over.
If you ever get the chance it's a very rewarding thing to do as long as you don't mind having a bag around your neck most of the day full of wriggly things that want feeding every half hour - or worse, mammals need feeding through the night...
raising wildlife is bit of an oxymoron isn't it? :wink:
I've nursed a hedgehog back to health, it was very rewarding and gave me a lot of satisfaction filling it with worms before releasing it back into the wild (back garden).
I've raised a few things, the best was a Leopard and then a meerkat awesome i fell in love with the Leopard, I've done the usual pigeons and starlings, blackbirds and a rabbit, you are right its very rewarding i know sometimes we take some of our wildlife to eat but each life is precious and and not to be taken lightly, when sick or injured everything we can do for them is very worth while, people too often walk by injured animals instead of helping them :?: there are plenty of animal rescue centers that will take them if you don't have time..
Picture of cubby with my kids
just after she went :cry:
(a chain leash is used as she would bite straight through a leather one)
A leopard wow! Where'd you find that?
We raised a wonderful girl called Twiggy last year, she was very hard work to begin with, but she was worth it.
We also raised another girl last year named Lumi.
I incubated the eggs as the mother got off them 3 weeks down the line. Nesting on the open ground, a snowy owls do, it rained really bad one day, and mother hopped off them, having had enough.
3 of the 4 didn't hatch, and I was amazed Lumi did. A massive amount of work. With family, friends and ex-vets helping out. We were told 'a few more hours at most' from almost everyone we sore, and no centres was interested.
She did have problems with both a wing and leg, and never could support herself, although we got specilists in for 2 op's and she was maiking progress. Unfortuneatly a tummy bug got her in the end.
well it was a zoo runt i had to keep alive bless her, not native wildlife sadly but wildlife all the same :wink: Ahhh Bambi !!!!!
JP - how does one get a zoo runt leopard? hmmm... maybe even a deaf one
Friends in high places and charm mate :lol: :wink:
thought razs wee fawn was lovely-big doe eyes,dainty wee hooves.my heart just melted when i seen the pic-so,how did you cook it and what did you use the pelt for ?
yum, my leopard would have liked it!