North East Wildlife Animal Rehabilitation Coalition is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization. We are a group of licensed wildlife rehabilitators, and these are the tales of the injured and orphaned animals we care for until they are able to be released back into the wild.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

6 tiny meadow voles!

A woman at a horse barn brought Laurie 6 tiny (REALLY TINY) orphans. The nest was under a horse water bucket and the horse knocked it over, squishing a mom but sparing her tiny charges. Laurie has tons of squirrels so I took over the little things. We didn't know what the heck we had here! But after some research online I have discovered they are meadow voles.
As you can see they are sooooo tiny! A whopping 5 grams! I had to rig a nipple for them by cutting a 3 1/2 feeding tube. It's not easy feeding them with my fat fingers! LOL

Well it worked like a charm!! It didn't take long for their eyes to open and at the tender age of 2-3 weeks they are already starting to eat on their own! I put a lid down with a rodent chow/formula gruel for them and they came running! Thank god....that's going to make feeding time a whole lot easier!

They are the cutest little things and they grow so quickly it won't be long before they are released....probably only a couple more weeks! Talk about a whirl wind rehab!

1 comment:

  1. I just found your blog when googling baby vole rehab. You are helping so many cuties! Keep up the great work.