Frogs & Reptiles

ALL ANIMALS will avoid coming to retrieve their babies if humans are around. Please watch for signs of mom without being too close or animals seeing you.

A water bottle filled with warm water taped (to prevent rolling around) to the inside of the box will work just as well. DO NOT FEED THE ANIMAL FOOD, WATER, OR MILK! Water and milk can go down into the animal’s lungs and kill it. Feeding an animal or bird the wrong food can cause severe diarrhea, dehydration, and even death. If an animal or bird has been caught by a cat or dog, please contact a licensed rehabilitator immediately. Even if wounds are not visible, the animal or bird needs to be given antibiotics.

Frogs & Toads

amphibiansFrogs and toads do not like to be handled. It is stressful and our hands can dry their skin out. Use a glass or plastic container covered with a screen, or a lid with lots of small holes, for adequate air. Darkness makes the animal feel more secure. Loud noises are scary, so keep that in mind when selecting a spot for the container. Keep it out of drafts and away from air conditioners. The box can be placed half on and half off a heating pad set on low. If the animal gets too warm it can move to the other end.

Snakes

snakeIt can be stressful for a snake to be handled. The snake may be placed in a box, glass or plastic container covered with a screen, or a lid with lots of small holes, for adequate air. Darkness makes the animal feel more secure. Loud noises are scary, so keep that in mind when selecting a spot for the box or container. Keep it out of drafts and away from air conditioners. It should be placed half on and half off a heating pad set on low. If the animal gets too warm it can move to the other end.

Turtles

Injured ore certain types of turtles can have unpredictable behavior, caution should be used if it is necessary to rescue. A turtle biting you is of most concern. Some turtles jaws are powerful enough to cut a finger off or large area of flesh. The turtle may be placed in a box, glass or plastic container covered with a screen, or a lid with lots of small holes, for adequate air. Darkness makes the animal feel more secure. Loud noises are scary, so keep that in mind when selecting a spot for the box or container. Keep it out of drafts and away from air conditioners. It should be placed half on and half off a heating pad set on low. If the animal gets too warm it can move to the other end.

 

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