Frogs & Reptiles

Frogs & Toads

Frogs and toads do not like to be handled. It is stressful and human 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.

 

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Snakes are born/hatched ready to care for themselves. If you see a baby snake, it probably doesn’t need any help! If you see a snake and it does not appear to be in immediate danger, please leave it alone. It is very stressful for a snake to be handled. If a snake is entangled, please do not attempt to free it yourself. You could cause the snake some harm. Cut around whatever is ensnaring the snake (netting, fencing, tape, etc.) and bring the snake to WildCare Inc. still attached to the trap. We will safely remove the snake from entanglement.

For transport, 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. Keep the container in a dark and quiet place, as it makes the animal feel more secure. It should be placed half on and half off a heating pad set on low until it can be taken to WildCare Inc.

 

Turtles

When turtles hatch, they are capable of caring for themselves. If you find a baby turtle, please leave it alone. If you see a turtle in the street and it is uninjured, you can help it cross the road by putting it on the side of the road in the direction that it was heading. If the turtle is injured in any way, it needs your help. Turtles should be handled with gloves, but can be handled safely with bare hands if you wash/sanitize your hands immediately after handling. Place the turtle in a quiet, dark, enclosed space, and transport to WildCare Inc. as soon as possible.

 

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