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.

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

IMPORTANT NOTES:
*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)***

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 August 11, 2014 at 9:12pm

Just pasting some 5 months old comments regarding these coons from the YouTube comments section. Haven't heard anything more fresh since then:

 
That's great what you did to save the racoons and raise them. Are they allow to go out of the cage? or they stay there all the time? Are you planning on releasing them? Or will they be in captivity all their life?
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Brittany's computer is dead today so she asked me to respond. Here it is..."They will be evaluated for release after Spring.  They currently have a much larger enclosure than the play area seen in the video and they get to come out every day to dig for worms, climb trees and explore under supervision" Thanks Soraya. 

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