Tel: 0771 1883072
 Tel: 0771 1883072

HELP! I'VE FOUND A BABY HARE, RABBIT, WHAT SHALL I DO?

http://www.hare-leveret.info/ WEBSITE FOR HARE LEVERET RESCUE

CAUTION must be taken before picking up what looks like a baby rabbit out on its own, above ground, and at the edge of a field. It may not be a rabbit at all.  It may be a leveret, a baby hare.

 

Hares leave their young alone for long periods of time, so please do not remove a leveret unless you are sure its mother is dead.

 

The above image shows a leveret at the top and a rabbit at the bottom. Would you know the difference?

this is a baby rabbit

Baby rabbits and hares are notoriously difficult to hand rear.

 

Details on hand rearing a leveret can be found below:-

 

There are a number of hare experts to give advice:-

 

Susan Sroka is a leveret expert at Moongazers

 

http://hare-leveret.info/

 

and

 

The Hare Preservation Trust

 

http://www.hare-preservation-trust.co.uk/rearing.php

This is a baby hare

If you find a leveret and you know for sure it mother is dead, then you need to pass it to an expert.  These orphans are incredibiliy difficult to hand rear and can suffer from bloat and diahorrea like you wouldn't belive.  

 

This is not the type of orphan you hand to the lady down the street who occasionally takes in wild animals.  If you do, it will die.

 

 

TIPS ON LEVERET REARING

 

1.  Leverets need to be reared by one carer only.

 

2.  That carer should wear the same clothes when feeding the leveret.

 

3.  Leverets should not be exposed to any noise, such as children screaming or dogs barking.

 

4.  Milk formula should not be changed.  Stick with one formula

 

5.  Hand the leveret to someone with experience

 

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The Wildlife Orphanage, located off the A19 between Selby and York, is a small wildlife rescue specialising in the care of young wild animals and birds.

APRIL 2017 

On the 1st April, a female hedgehog was admitted with lacerations and a broken leg. These were caused by a dog attack. The leg had to be amputated 

MARCH 2017

 

Hedgehogs are starting to emerge in the Yorkshire area.  Many are very poorly and need help immediately. Please ring 07711883072 if you spot a hedgehog looking weak and wobbly.

FEBRUARY2017

 

Have you lost this beautiful bunny?

 

Found on the main road at Eggborough and handed in to the police station. Please ring 07711883072 if this rabbit is yours. 

JANUARY 2017

 

Happy New Year everyone!

 

2017 looks like it's going to be a very busy year for the Wildlife Orphanage.  Please ring us immediately you spot a wild animal or bird in distress.  Time is always of the essence when dealing with wildlife.

 

WITH VERY BEST WISHES, AND HERE'S TO A GOOD ONE 

NEWS DECEMBER 2016

Newsletter 2016 has now been published

The weather has finally turned with freezing temperatures and hard ground frosts. Yet the rescue is still admitting little hedgehogs and receiving calls about hedgehogs out in the day.   With food sources gone, these hedgehogs will struggle to lay down the fat reserves needed to survive hibernation and need help immediately. 

THE WILDLIFE ORPHANAGE. A LOOK BACK AT 2016

October News

HEDGEHOGS, THE AUTUMN JUVENILES FLOOD IN!

Baby Pixie arrived weighing only 100g and has numerous problems
Pixie has to have Imaverol baths to clear his skin
Pixie is suffering from mites & ringworm and is in a bad way for such a tiny hedgehog

The Wildlife Orphanage has had an influx of small hedgehogs over the last few weeks.  These are the Autumn Juveniles, born late in the year.  They are often seen out in daytime and looking a bit wobbly.  Please act quickly if you see one as they go downhill rapidly. 

 

With winter just around the corner, these little hogs will be just too light for hibernation.  They need to put on lots of weight to see them through the winter.

 

If you see a tiny hedgehog roaming about, often in daylight,

Please ring 0771 1883072 for advice.