Published on Feb 10, 2014
Wild animal rehabilitation expert discusses her experiences rescuing, bottle feeding, housing and raising orphaned baby raccoons.
EMERGENCY COON FORMULA:
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
*FREQUENT & MODERATE FEEDINGS ARE BEST.
*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.
***BABIES CAN NOT GO TO THE BATHROOM ON THEIR OWN YET!***
***YOU MUST HELP THEM GO POTTY BY GENTLY WIPING THEIR GENITALS AND RECTUM WITH A SOFT, WARM DAMP CLOTH UNTIL THEY REMOVE ALL WASTE. (SIMULATE THE MOTHER'S TONGUE)***