Muskrat babies

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    Here are the Muskrat babies I got before the baler yesterday....Still no word back from animal rescue. Their eyes are starting to open. Reading up on them I read they can swim at two weeks old.

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    So what do you feed them?????

    You do know there's a song called "Muskrat Love", right?
     
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    Rod was teasing me about that song last night...

    I made them a dry milk formula like I made for a kitten that Rod's sister had that was sick a few years back...worked for the kitten (It was almost dead when I brought it, took it back to her five days later healthy and leash trained). I took a half a multi-vitamin crushed it, an omega 3 fish oil tab, a tablespoon of dried milk and added distilled water. No antibiotics as they seem healthy enough, the kitten had severe eye infections when I took care of it last year so I added dried child's amoxicillian to the formula I had made it.

    I check a few minutes ago to see if they can swim yet. The one went right out of my hand into the water swimming around in a bowl so they must be close to that two weeks old???? They don't have teeth enough to eat but if the rescue does not get back with me and they survive they go live by the pond in the front as soon as they can eat on their own. We don't have any by the pond in the front.
     
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    Cute!! I hope they survive.

    Don't know if you are using dried cow's milk or dried kitten formula but I just want to warn you that cow's milk is bad for baby squirrels and so it could be bad for baby muskrats as well.

    Keep us posted on their progress!
     
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    Did the mother come looking for them? Usually wild animal mothers will come get them when the danger has passed and move them to another nest.
     
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    I love it! Thank you to ALL of you out there that rescuse these animals,,,,:clap2:
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBYV_7a0FQs&feature=related]YouTube - Captain & Tennille MUSKRAT LOVE[/ame]
     
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    One word: Awwwwww!
     
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    cute,, as cute can be!
     
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    I think mom went through the mower. I'd seen a bigger one nearby all mangled when Hos was sniffing at it.

    Not sure on the milk. I did read that about the squirrels. They seem to be doing okay so far.
     

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