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Forum: Animals in the Wild   05-04-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,518
Posted By Crittercall
You gave it your best shot! I rehabilitated...

You gave it your best shot! I rehabilitated wildlife for many years and baby birds were really hard to nurture until they were old enough to release.
Forum: Animals in the Wild   05-02-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,518
Posted By Crittercall
I sincerely doubt that you can do anything to...

I sincerely doubt that you can do anything to save them. Four hours without Mom's warmth is probably too long (depending on how warm it is outside). It's hard but we need to remember that we can't...
Forum: Animals in the Wild   03-16-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
  -Photos- Mealie Bug
Views: 2,592
Posted By Crittercall
EWE!! I'm waiting for warm weather here in...

EWE!!

I'm waiting for warm weather here in FL - I miss the anoles that live outside!
Forum: Animals in the Wild   01-27-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
  -Photos- Raccoon
Views: 6,095
Posted By Crittercall
Exactly!! Love 'em but love 'em enough to just...

Exactly!! Love 'em but love 'em enough to just look!
Forum: Animals in the Wild   01-27-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
  -Photos- Raccoon
Views: 6,095
Posted By Crittercall
It did look that way since I quoted you and I...

It did look that way since I quoted you and I apologize for that. But I know that you're careful. (We saw an adult raccoon on Merritt Island a couple of years after moving to FL. After having been...
Forum: Animals in the Wild   01-27-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
  -Photos- Raccoon
Views: 6,095
Posted By Crittercall
OHHH, VRAT, I've known you long enough to know...

OHHH, VRAT, I've known you long enough to know that you know that - I just want to make sure that everyone does! :)
Forum: Animals in the Wild   01-27-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
  -Photos- Raccoon
Views: 6,095
Posted By Crittercall
You have to be careful when a (normally) wild...

You have to be careful when a (normally) wild animal will get that close; sometimes it means that they are diseased and their brains aren't working right. That said, I'd have probably been looking...
Forum: Animals in the Wild   01-11-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,060
Posted By Crittercall
That's great that you're taking care of the...

That's great that you're taking care of the birds. We don't have the song birds in FL like we had in other states. My Dad is in GA and his backyard is like a wildlife refuge with all the birds and...
Forum: Animals in the Wild   09-07-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
  -Photos- Raccoon
Views: 6,095
Posted By Crittercall
Raccoons are one of my absolute favorite animals...

Raccoons are one of my absolute favorite animals (why else would I get a tattoo of one?). I raised more than I can count when I did rehab. This one is a really healthy looking fella.
Forum: Animals in the Wild   05-09-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,575
Posted By Crittercall
I don't look up frogs a lot so I don't have a...

I don't look up frogs a lot so I don't have a website to lead you to. However, we have a gazillion tree toads here in FL that LOVE to sing at night (you should here them in August, which I mating...
Forum: Animals in the Wild   01-30-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,297
Posted By Crittercall
Scarlette, I'm glad that you were able to help...

Scarlette, I'm glad that you were able to help the swan. And I'm really glad that the officers changed their minds and took it to a rehab facility. Hopefully the swan will be able to make a...
Forum: Animals in the Wild   12-02-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,159
Posted By Crittercall
If you have any stale bread, cereal - anything of...

If you have any stale bread, cereal - anything of that sort they will eat too. (I used to wean them using whole wheat bread w/their formula.) Use your imagination - they an use those carbs that we...
Forum: Animals in the Wild   12-02-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,159
Posted By Crittercall
Squirrels LOVE corn. You can get dried corn on...

Squirrels LOVE corn. You can get dried corn on the cob at some place like Lowe's or Home Depot; I used to have a squirrel feeder that was a square strip of wood with long nails in it - you stuck the...
Forum: Animals in the Wild   11-09-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,030
Posted By Crittercall
It's really sad, because the more wildlife you...

It's really sad, because the more wildlife you see in the areas where there are people it means that they are being run out of their natural habitats. Progress for people in the way of new homes,...
Forum: Dogs   10-21-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,019
Posted By Crittercall
Got my omnivores and carnivores switched - sorry....

Got my omnivores and carnivores switched - sorry.

Let me play devil's advocate for a minute. I'm not flaming you, not fault finding - a question that I'm interested in hearing your answer to.
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Forum: Animals in the Wild   10-20-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,878
Posted By Crittercall
Until you find a wildlife rehab center, DO NOT...

Until you find a wildlife rehab center, DO NOT put the duck in water! (Unless it is totally feathered.) If it is still a down-covered baby it can quickly and easily drown. A little bit for...
Forum: Dogs   10-20-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,019
Posted By Crittercall
Several years ago I fed one of my dogs a...

Several years ago I fed one of my dogs a commercial vegetarian food (because of allergies) and she ended up getting UTI's until I stopped the food.

I don't say that a raw diet is bad for the dog -...
Forum: Animals in the Wild   10-10-2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,108
Posted By Crittercall
You need to get in touch with the Fish and...

You need to get in touch with the Fish and Wildlife Department for your state (if there isn't a local office you'll need to go to the state capital). The laws for wildlife differ from state to...
Forum: Dogs   09-02-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,019
Posted By Crittercall
The very best thing to do in a situation like...

The very best thing to do in a situation like this where you aren't sure about what to do, how much, etc. is to get in touch with your veterinarian. He/She is the one you will go to if this...
Forum: Dogs   09-01-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,019
Posted By Crittercall
FWIW, the commercial raw foods are frozen. The...

FWIW, the commercial raw foods are frozen. The recipe I mentioned is made with raw burger and can be frozen. I don't think it would make much difference whether it had been frozen or not (except...
Forum: Dogs   08-31-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,776
Posted By Crittercall
Neat dogs! You're obviously a good foster home...

Neat dogs! You're obviously a good foster home or you wouldn't have them!

I'm just been accepted as a foster home for Cavaliers. I'm approved by two different organizations but don't have any...
Forum: Dogs   08-31-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,625
Posted By Crittercall
I watched part of this show. There was a woman...

I watched part of this show. There was a woman on there discussing problems with the CKCS and syringomelia - basically the dogs skull is not large enough for its brain. The biggest gripe about what...
Forum: Dogs   08-31-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,019
Posted By Crittercall
There are commercial raw diets available that I...

There are commercial raw diets available that I have a problem even thinking about feeding my dogs (a personal hangup!!) but I know a lot of people who use this and say that it has helped allergies,...
Forum: Animals in the Wild   08-31-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,097
Posted By Crittercall
I agree with that theory about hunting, Pia. ...

I agree with that theory about hunting, Pia. Hunt what you need or use. I see it more as a way of life than a sport.
Forum: Animals in the Wild   08-31-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,097
Posted By Crittercall
I have a Canadian friend who refuses to buy...

I have a Canadian friend who refuses to buy anything made in China - and she buys a bunch of toys for her dogs so that means some extra shopping for her.

When I had a mink coat it was at a...
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