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.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Meadow voles.

Here are some cue pics of the meadow voles.

A little perspective on size! They are very tiny and I used a 3 1/2 feeding tube cut off at the end to feed them....

They were already munching solids and easily lapped the formula from the syringe.

Like squirrels they go into that gaping feeding trance sometimes.

With that being said....I'm very bummed to report none of the little guys made it. With the exception of a couple that were failing to thrive, they were growing like weeds and the last 2 that were so healthy and active were perfectly normal for their morning feeding, then I found them dead at the next feeding. I know that with tiny rodents like this most don't even survive with their mothers (which is why they have so make sure a couple make it to propagate the species), much less in the rehab setting.....but it doesn't make me feel any better about it after being charmed by these cuties!

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