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If you find an animal in distress please use the tips below to make the animal as comfortable as possible and then call us on 085 8465464
for advice.

Small Mammals:

  1. Approach animal quietly, gently, carefully and restrain
  2. Be careful! (wear gloves)
    • Rodents can bite, grasp by the base of the tail
    • Rabbits can give nasty scratches, cover the head with material and support spine with both hands. Never hold by ears!
    • Hamsters can bite. Scruff the entire fur on their back to avoid bites
  3. Keep warm in an escape proof container with airholes

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Reptiles:
  1. Approach reptile quietly, gently, carefully and restrain
  2. Be careful! (wear gloves)
    • Turtles/tortoise can bite, hold like a hamburger. Do not turn upside down!
    • Lizards can give nasty scratches, cover the head with material and support body with both hands. Never grab by tail!
    • Only handle non-venomous snakes. Transport in a pillowcase. They bruise easily, so handle gently!
  3. Keep warm in an escape proof container with airholes
lizard

Birds:

  1. Approach bird quietly, gently and carefully
  2. Wearing gloves, lift bird using both hands, avoid pressure to chest area
  3. Place bird in an escape proof container with airholes
  4. Keep container covered and warm and in a dark place

 

birds
General:
  1. Approach animal quietly, gently and carefully
  2. Keep animal calm, comfortable and warm
  3. Obvious fracures should be splinted prior to moving
  4. If spinal trauma is suspected, transport on a flat board
  5. If animal is unconscious, place on its side
  6. Stem obvious bleeding by applying pressure with clean material
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Wildlife Carers

If you are interested in joining our Wildlife Care Team please email us with details of any previous experience you have with wild animals. Looking after wildlife is very time consuming and invariably involves feeding very young animals every few hours day and night.

 

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