Rescuing Baby Raccoons - How to feed and raise coon babies

Published on Feb 10, 2014

Wild animal rehabilitation expert discusses her experiences rescuing, bottle feeding, housing and raising orphaned baby raccoons.

2 cups whole milk
2 egg yollks
1 can evaporated milk
1-2 tbs Karo syrup
Mix well and Serve warm

Recommend switching to:
Kitten milk replacers such as KMR or Esbilac

*Create a 24 hour schedule of feeding times spaced 2-3 hours apart, approximately 8 times a day.
*Keep a feeding chart of how much each baby eats.
*Feed until belly is slightly round but not tight. DO NOT OVERFEED THEY WILL DIE.
Immediately after feeding, babies need to have their face and hands gently cleaned with a warm soft cloth.

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Comment by Old Denmark on August 9, 2014 at 7:04am

Hahaha Cute. Makes me wish they existed here. I know many see them as pests but theyre a important part of nature and so loveable.

Comment by HwΩΩd♪ on August 9, 2014 at 12:03pm
raised wild birds, had a crow for 6 months,(hit by car),raised a baby squirrel, even raised a possum once....but never had a coon, they seem to have a great demeanor
Comment by Deep Space on August 9, 2014 at 8:30pm

If I pull myself out of my pathetic human body & take a look, macroscopically, at earth from above, totally detached & objective; I'd have to say, that I think it's the humans that are the pests rather than the raccoons.

Comment by Old Denmark on August 9, 2014 at 8:55pm

Great Hollywood :-) I knew a guy who rescued eurasian magpie that never left. The animals i usually find is either so badly hurt that they have to be euthanized or the animal rescue services to pick them up.

I agree DS many has left the natural part of life behind. 

Comment by Deep Space on July 23, 2015 at 6:28am

Raccoons Are Awesome: Compilation

Comment by Tribe of Dan on July 23, 2015 at 11:59am

Raccoons are just like us humans, at first they seem so cute and friendly, until you find out how destructive they really are! I "attempted" to raise chickens and turkeys I use that word, cause I've gave up on the birds. 3 winters ago I had like 15 laying hens and 6 turks, 5 hens and a tom. The coons started killing hens first, one a night or more. One night they killed 2 chickens and one of my turk hens, after 3 in one night, it was time to fight back! I'm in "town" can't really shot guns, without someone calling the cops. I set up a "blind" in my kitchen, from about 8 feet, I was shooting out the window, open just a crack, sound proofed as well as I could, and would "bait" the coons with the bird they killed the previous night, and have security cam, and baby monitor, watch and listen for them, 2 to 4 am is feeding time for the little fuckers, consistant they are! First winter 3 years ago they killed about 10 birds, I killed 5 coons, 2 winters ago, built my bird flock up again, they killed 13 or 14 of my birds, I killed 7 coons? last winter, they finished me off, killed 5 or 6? I killed 4 coons? I had a coop, my chickens had a good high roost, and my turks would roost in an pear tree 15 feet off the ground, didn't matter the coons could take down a 20 lb+ bird, my dog a 80lb doberman got into a fight with a coon, got the shit tore out of her! My dog is partially blind in one eye from getting scrachted up so bad, has scars now a year later from it, my dog has killed several other 'critters' but the coon got away, mean little fuckers! So  coons are not a cute as you think, just like us humans.

Comment by Tribe of Dan on July 23, 2015 at 12:21pm

Part 2: Sqirrels, you'll think again, Ooow! they're cute little furry fuckers   ;)  

They can't be destructive? think again! part two count is at about 40? can't keep track, lost count, part 2 is about my invention, called "trap and zap" you'll just have to wait, hopefully video to come! ;)

Comment by Deep Space on July 23, 2015 at 1:26pm

@TOD ever hear of building an enclosure for your birds? Secondly, domestic raccoons are great like so many other animals if they're raised by humans. Any animal raised in the wild is gonna be, well, wild. Could be a wild dog or a wild cat but of course a wild animal is not gonna be your friend. Because it's *WILD* Duh!

Comment by Deep Space on July 23, 2015 at 1:33pm

Hungry Raccoons Surround Father And Daughter

Comment by Tribe of Dan on July 23, 2015 at 1:51pm

Deep, I had a fully enclosed coop, even the roof had wire, the little fuckers could pull chicken wire off nails, pull boards loose, they'd get in some how, strong little fuckers!

The video, OMG! those people are nuts! and they should be shot for feeding them! stupid fucking people! that's my neighbor hood! crawling with them! it's humans and our garbage that cause this problem! my solution, and what I think seeing this video...bang! bang! bang! bang! bang! bang! bang!!  ;)


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