REHAB 304: Small Mammal Rehabilitation

August 7, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Online

The Wildlife Care Academy will be offering an online class on Tuesday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern. Online classes at the Wildlife Care Academy are taught via Blackboard Collaborate, which bring the classroom experience right to the attendee, without having to travel! The goal of the online classes is to provide live instruction programs that allow interaction between teacher and student like a traditional classroom but via the easily accessible format of a virtual classroom.

REHAB 304: Small Mammal Rehabilitation
Raising orphaned small mammals is a great place for the new rehabilitator to start! This class is a basic introduction to hand-rearing orphaned small mammals from birth to release. Three species commonly admitted for wildlife rehabilitation will be examined: the Eastern Grey Squirrel, Virginia Opossum, and Eastern Cottontail. Discussion will include reasons for admission, natural history, husbandry, housing, and release criteria. Proper nutrition will be analyzed in detail, including formulas and diets.  This course will include photos and videos of hand-feeding techniques, including syringe-feeding and tube-feeding. Tips and tricks plus frequently encountered problems and solutions are all covered.