NEW *** Released October 2022
Eastern cottontail rabbits are the number one baby animal encountered by the public in many areas and the most frequently received animal at many wildlife rehabilitation centers. Historically, the success rate in raising baby cottontails is very low. The high mortality rate discourages and frustrates many rehabilitators, causing them to refuse bunnies or limit their intake.
Stress is often cited as the root cause of cottontail mortalities. Red Creek’s research confirms this but adds that the anxious personalities of many bunnies amplify the effects of stress. This manual reveals Red Creek Wildlife Center’s 2022 research which reveals a discovery that helps reduce anxiety in cottontails and increase success rates.
The manual includes step-by-step instructions for raising Eastern cottontail rabbits from birth through weaning and from receiving the initial emergency call through release.
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Second Edition. Your POCKET REFERENCE GUIDE to injured or orphaned wild animals! When rescuing injured wildlife, the choices you make will impact that animal’s life and possibly your own. Knowing about the risks to the animal as well as to you, your family, and your pets, along with the right advice from the beginning, can mean the difference between a heartwarming, educational experience and disaster.
• How to determine the status of an injured creature using easy-to-follow flow charts
• Instructions on safe-capture methods, emergency care, transportation, and finding a professional wildlife rehabilitator
This informative guide teaches would-be rescuers how to identify an animal in need, capture that animal, and safely transport it to a wildlife rehabilitator.
When Zoey’s dog, Max, finds a nest of baby cottontail rabbits, Zoey and her mom reach out to a wildlife rehabilitator for advice. Together they learn about cottontail nests and how to protect them. This book includes a section for parents about what to do when encountering a cottontail nest. Approximately 1/3 to 1/4 of animals presented to wildlife rehabilitators each year are baby cottontail rabbits. Many of these “orphans” are rescued by well-meaning people who think the nest has been abandoned. “Zoey Finds a Bunny Nest” will help children and adults learn what to do when faced with this very common backyard situation.
Story and illustrations by a veteran wildlife rehabilitator, Peggy Hentz as an adventure in learning to live with wildlife. Written in poetry style, Zoey Finds a Bunny Nest is both educational and entertaining.
“Mommy can I keep him and raise him till he’s grown?
He’s the cutest little bunny I think I’ve ever known.”
“That’s not a good idea. I don’t think it’s wise
to try to make a pet out of something that is wild.”
While visiting her grand parents’ farm, Zoey stumbles on a fawn. Following the advice from Zoey’s grandfather, Zoey learns a valuable lesson about wild babies. This book includes a section for parents about what to do if a white-tailed deer fawn is found. Each year, countless fawns are “rescued” by well-meaning people who believe the fawn is abandoned or orphaned. Such rescues often end terribly for the baby animal.
This book introduces children to the concept of leaving wild babies alone, but with the understanding that some baby animals truly are in trouble. “Zoey Finds a Fawn” will help children and adults learn what to do when faced with this very common backyard situation.
Story and illustrations by a veteran wildlife rehabilitator, Peggy Hentz as the second in the adventure in learning to live with wildlife series. Written in poetry style, Zoey Finds Fawn is both educational and entertaining, and has a wonderful surprise ending.
Zoey moved a little closer And whispered, so as not to fright,
“Hi there, little baby deer. Is everything all right?
Why are you all alone? Is there something wrong?
Are you lost, or are you hurt? Did you lose your mom?”