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I need help with a baby mole he/she looks about 1 1/2 months old and I can't find anything about how to take care of the little guy. I don't want him to die.
By michael from ND
More than likely, from what I have seen from my wildlife rehabber friends, cows milk would be disastrous for this little creature. Your best bet is to find a rehabber near you. Look on this link and call and find out.
Birgit is the director of this great rescue. There is a link and she has a facebook also. she is very good at rehabbing and her page is very informative.
Rehabbing is very difficult, and usually better left for the few hours it take to get the animal to a licensed rehabber, for its own sake and for your own sake also as there are laws regarding wildlife and the fines are very high.
My cat had caught a baby mole and we saved it. He is in a bowl with a towel and I'm not sure how to take care of him.
This one will depend on how old the baby mole is.
My grandson found a mole that is about 3 inches in length, but has no fur. We know what you feed a full grown mole, but how do we know if this is a small one or an older one?
You probably need to talk to a wildlife rehabilitator to see what to do with it, or if it's even legal for you to have it. In some states, it's illegal for someone who's not a licensed rehabilitator to keep a wild animal, even if it's a baby or injured. Not only that, they might need special care you don't know about. I'm a Facebook friend with a wildlife rehabilitator in my area & it's been a real learning experience about the smallest things that can make or break a wild animals chance of survival.
And here's a website with general information on the subject: http://www.nwrawildlife.org/
What do you do when the moles are rejecting the milk mixture when I try to feed some to it? I don't know what I did wrong because now I just have one baby instead of two.
By Jamie B.
Jamie...what are you thinking? Why do you want more moles to wreck and destroy your neighbors' yards and gardens? They are horrible and the less of them we have the better.
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My friend and I found a baby mole in a driveway. I think its mom left it there, but I brought it home. I don't know what they eat. Can someone help me? It looks like if it doesn't eat soon it will die.
By BabyGirl from Gorham, ME
I'd get them a can of infant formula, the kind that needs warm water added, and a dropper or two from the pharmacy department and feed them formula. (06/14/2010)
By PENNY K
There are small mammal formulas that would be appropriate and easy to find at a pet mart or pet supermarket. Then get a dropper and feed at the suggested times. Babies eat a lot more than three times a day, the little mole should let you know when it's hungry.
Try to age it using photos online or someone you know. See when it will be making the switch to insects. Good luck! (06/16/2010)
Some moles are poisonous and I am not sure if moles in our country are or not. I will check with a rehabber to see and send you a link. More than likely it will not make it if it is dehydrated, and it could have been harmed internally by a cat.
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I wish you good luck and I would not feed cow's milk, it can kill rabbits or squirrels. Also you can type wildlife rehabilitators by state and it will show you where to contact a rehabber.
By Robyn Fed
Here is a site that lists rehabbers by state. Find your state and then find the one nearest you. tc.umn.edu
By Robyn Fed
I have two baby moles. I wanted to know how to tell if its a boy or girl? Also, I am feeding them warm milk. They drank a little bit. I also gave them some worms, but they won't eat them. What should I do?
If you can help with either question please reply. Thanks.
By joe from Ellebell, GA
I can only tell you this; cow's milk is NOT the answer. The enzymes in it will probably cause internal bleeding. Use kitten formula instead. (05/05/2010)
By dede smith
Maybe it the would eat some meal worms from a pet store, my little birds love them. Try canned dog food. Plus, maybe some bottled spring water. I would be careful with the milk. Try that canned puppy milk sold at Walmart. (05/14/2010)
My cats brought a baby mole (I think) home tonight. It's probably not going to survive the night, but if it does, what next? It's wrapped in a sock on a heating pad. It's about the size of the end of your pinkie finger. Help.
I have got three baby moles right now. We found them in our front yard all alone. Their eyes aren't even open, but they seem to be doing OK. We're feeding them wet cat food mixed with milk, worms, and warm milk out of a hamster bottle. They're in a little hamster cage. Try to keep yours warm for the most part, and give it some grass to sleep on because that's what they make their nests out of. (06/10/2008)
Don't put the baby down the hole. The mother will reject it and kill it. Take it to a wildlife rescue organization. Most places will take any animal. (07/13/2008)
We have a baby mole and we need to know what baby moles eat. We need to know what to keep it in and at what temperature.