ROSE WOLF WILDLIFE
RESCUE & REHABILITATION CENTER, INC.
What Do I Do If I Find A Baby Bird?
- See if you can find the nest.....if you can see it but can't reach it and
the parents are nearby, try to make a nest out of a plastic cup and
fasten it to a tree (out of the cat's reach). See if the parent will feed it
- If you can't do the above and the baby needs care, gently pick it up
and put it in a cup with tissue, or use a tee shirt to make a little nest.
Put this in a box and cover it with a lid of some kind. Put the bird in a
safe, quiet place.
- Keep it warm! You can put a zip-lock bag with warm water in it next to
- Don't give food or water.
- Get it to the nearest Wildlife Rehabilitator as soon as possible.
- Don't try to keep it and raise it yourself....the bird may not make it,
and....it is illegal!
What Do I Do If I Find A Fawn?
- First and foremost....MAKE SURE THE MOTHER IS NOT IN THE
AREA WAITING FOR YOU TO LEAVE (mothers may just be off
grazing or acting as a decoy for predators. Babys don't have any
scent..mothers will stay away sometimes so the predators won't find
- If the fawn is in the same location after 10 hours, call a rehabilitator
for advice. If the fawn is in a life threatening situation, i,e, dogs or
cars, pick it up and move it away to a safe location and call for help.
- If you have moved it, place it in a warm, darkened, quiet place away
from people and animals and air conditioning (a large box or laundry
basket works well). Cover the top with a towel.
- If you cannot get the fawn to the rehabilitator immediately, DO NOT
FEED COW'S MILK OR FORMULAS. You can give it water or re-
hydrating solution (Pedialyte), if the fawn is alert.
- If the fawn is cold, you can warm a towel in the dryer and wrap him in
it while he is in the box.
- Some types of diarrhea can be transmitted to people so handle the
fawn wearing disposable gloves, if available. Wash your hands well
in warm, soapy water. A fawn with diarrhea needs immediate medical
THINGS TO REMEMBER
- Return a fawn ASAP if you have been told to do so. A mother's milk
dries up in 24 hours.
- Human/dog scent will not keep a doe from accepting her fawn.
- Return fawn as close as possible to the place where it was found.
Keep people and pets away.
- After placing the fawn down, leave quickly as the fawn may be
confused and try to follow you if you walk slowly. Just let it walk away
on it's own.
- Keep dogs at home for several days after releasing the fawn so they
don' t follow any scent.
- Allow at least 10 hours before checking on the fawn after release.
Deer are most active at night.
- If the fawn is found in the same area after 10 hours, re-
evaluate the health status and contact a rehabilitator.
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