Until the eyes are open, the pups must be stimulated after each feeding for urination and defecation to
take place. After the eyes are open this is not necessary.
*** When the eyes open, introduce the babies to self feeding. Pour the formula in a bowl and allow them
*** Begin weaning at about two weeks of age.
*** After the pups are two weeks old, add High Protein baby cereal to the formula to the consistency of
gruel. Gradually add small amount of very fine ground high grade puppy chow.
*** Decrease the amounts of formula gradually until the coyote pups are eating puppy chow in the form of
a mush. At about the age of four to five weeks, the coyote pups should be eating eagerly.
*** Feed every two to two and one-half hours decreasing the length of time between feeding as the pups
*** Domestic dogs and coyotes are very closely related. Captive raising an orphan coyote is not much
different than raising a domestic orphan in the infant stages.
*** Introduce the coyote pup to natural foods as soon as it is eating on its own well. They enjoy small
rodents and insects along with meats and fruits.
*** Allow the coyote pup to learn to catch a mouse and small insects.
*** Do not raise wild coyotes around domestic dogs.
*** Do not handle or attempt to turn a wild coyote pup into a pet. You will cost the coyote its life. When
release time comes, the coyote should be afraid of humans, domestic dogs, and civilization as a whole
Study about enrichment and coyotes
http://ddr.nal.usda.gov/bitstream/10113 ... 234732.pdf
http://www.phoenixzoo.org/learn/animals ... rticle.pdf
Go back in time and there's posts on her raising coyote as well talks about their needing more than one exit on a den and all sorts of things.