Category: Rehabilitation Information

Candling Eggs

Before Candling Eggs… The information on this page is made available specifically for determining the stage of egg development in duck or goose eggs for the purpose of determining whether to intervene if it is suspected that the adult is no longer returning (to see if the eggs should be taken to a permitted wildlife rehabilitator) … Continue Reading

Avian Longevity Records

Longevity RecordsLife Spans of Mammals, Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Fish; James R. Carey and Debra S. Judge; Odense University Press, ISBN 87-7838-539-3 Birds Table 2. Record Life Spans (years) of Birds ((+) indicates that individual was still alive at the time that life span was recorded) Order/Family Genus/Species Common Name Wild Capt. M/F Reference Anseriformes Anatidae … Continue Reading

Mammal Longevity Records

Longevity RecordsLife Spans of Mammals, Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Fish; James R. Carey and Debra S. Judge; Odense University Press, ISBN 87-7838-539-3 Mammals Table 1. Record Life Spans (years) of Mammals ((+) indicates that individual was still alive at the time that life span was recorded)   Order/Family Genus/Species Common Name Wild Capt. M/F Reference   … Continue Reading

Avian Diets

The Formula for Nestling Songbirds MacMilk Crop Milk Replacer formula for doves & pigeons MacDiet Insect Nutritional Primer

Removing Wildlife Trapped On Glue Boards

An adult robin was removed from this trap. Note the tissue paper applied to all exposed glue areas. The remaining feathers from the abdomen were the result of the bird attempting to struggle free during initial contact. No primary flight feathers were damaged during removal and the bird was released as soon as new feather … Continue Reading

Formulating An Avian Diet

Formulating a diet is a fairly complex process. It is much easier to use established diets that have already been researched. But it is good to understand how a diet is formulated. It will help you to understand why certain ingredients and their ratios are important. Knowing how to formulate a diet will also help … Continue Reading

Record Life Spans (years) of Amphibians and Reptiles

Longevity RecordsLife Spans of Mammals, Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Fish; James R. Carey and Debra S. Judge; Odense University Press, ISBN 87-7838-539-3 Amphibians and Reptiles Table 3. Record Life Spans (years) of Amphibians and Reptiles ClassOrder/Family Genus/Species/Sub-species Common Name Capt. M/F Reference Amphibia Ambystomatidae Ambystoma macrodactylum krausei Eastern long-toed salamander 5.1 x [2]   Ambystoma macrodactylum … Continue Reading

Avian Skeleton

Incubators

Incubators are a vital component in caring for neonatal mammals, hatchling birds, other orphaned wildlife, and eggs. Most very young animals need supplemental heat in order to survive. Fertile eggs also need constant heat (and humidity) in order to properly develop. The type of incubator to use is dependent on its intended purpose. Extremely young … Continue Reading