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Wild Baby Found

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Wild Baby Found

Postby TJInskeep » Fri May 25, 2018 10:09 am

I found a baby drowning in a pond last friday. She has been eating and potting well until today. She is dumpy and not wanting to eat. What steps do I need to do? Have her on KRM.
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Re: Wild Baby Found

Postby Ash » Fri May 25, 2018 12:40 pm

How young is she? Have you tried stimulating her? Take a warm wet cloth and rub it across her privates. Little ones need help pottying and need to be "encouraged."
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Re: Wild Baby Found

Postby TamanduaGirl » Fri May 25, 2018 3:11 pm

If you have been using a warm cloth and it's not been enough then sometimes holding them under a warm faucet trickling will help. If you haven't been then a little extra might be needed to loosen things up. Adding a little bit of kyro syrup can help with loosening them up. Adding more water can also help.
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Re: Wild Baby Found

Postby Trefoil » Sat May 26, 2018 9:15 pm

How long has she been dumpy? Babies have their up and down but usually a "not interested" feed is followed by a "i'm starving" feed. If you need to stimulate her to go, use either a very wet cloth or Mary's warm trickle,and rather than rub, set the cloth on her genitals and squeeze the cloth so the warm water trickles out. I copied the below from remo's website. It should give you an idea how old your baby is and how much she should be eating.
How old is my baby raccoon?
You may well ask, "How old is my baby raccoon?"

To tell you the truth, I haven't the foggiest idea because no self respecting mother raccoon would let me anywhere near her kits until they were 6 months old. My surrogate mother says that:

Newborns - are 4 - 6 inches long, have fur but no markings. Their ears are pressed close to their heads.
At 7 days - they begin to crawl, and you can see an eyelid slit.
At 10 days - they have a mask and stripes on their tails.
13-18 days - they are noisy and 7 to 10 inches long.
19-24 days - their eyes and ears open. The eyes are a cloudy blue and stay that way until they are about 4 or 5 weeks old.
At 28 days - they've grown to 12 to 13 inches long.
At 49 days - they are fully ambulatory: walking, running and climbing.
At 63 days - they begin to show an interest in solid food.
At 70 days - if they had a mother, they'd begin going with her on evening outings.
At 112 days - usually, they are fully weaned from their mother.
Feeding Young Raccoons
I know you haven’t a clue about how much KMR to feed us. You can always just feed us until we’re full. However, we will, if allowed, overeat and that's dangerous. Stop feeding when our bellies are full, but not tight. Or, you can follow the guideline below. To convert cc’s to ounces, divide by 28.35.
Body Weight

Amount to feed in cc’s
3 times a day 4 times a day 5 times a day
1.76 ounces 4.41
2.65 ounces 4.41
3.53 ounces 5.47
4.41 ounces 6.47
5.29 ounces 7.42
6.17 ounces 10.41 8.33
7.05 ounces 11.50 9.20
8.82 ounces 13.60 10.88
10.58 ounces 15.59 12.47
12.34 ounces 17.50 14.00
14.11 ounces 19.35 15.48
17.64 ounces 22.87 18.30
21.16 ounces 34.96 26.22 20.98
24.69 ounces 39.25 29.43 23.55
28.22 ounces 43.38 32.53 26.03
31.74 ounces 47.39 35.54 28.48
35.27 ounces 51.28 38.46 30.77
38.80 ounces 55.08 41.31 33.05
42.32 ounces 58.80 44.10 35.28
45.85 ounces 62.43 46.83 37.46
49.38 ounces 66.00 49.50 39.60
52.91 ounces 69.51 52.13 41.70

I hope she's feeling better.
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Re: Wild Baby Found

Postby Yatzee » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:43 am

I know a change in diet can upset some babies. I had to actually buy an enima and use 1cc of it up Yatzee's butt for him to poop. He'd go 3 or 4 days without a poop.
He's pretty regular now thankfully.

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