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What food do you use when feeding baby moles?

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To feed a baby mole, use kitten formula that is warmed in the microwave or a pan of hot water. Use a syringe and fill it with the formula. Dab it on a wrist to check the temperature, ensuring it is not too hot.

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Alternatively, use an intravenous cannula, a thin flexible tube available from a veterinarian, at the end of a syringe. Holding the mole in one hand, drip the mixture into its mouth with the other. Feed moles that are older and have fur garden worms or cat food.

In the wild, moles are insectivores, feeding on a variety of insects such as worms and other invertebrates. Moles also eat nuts. A mole has toxins in its saliva that paralyze its prey, especially earthworms. The toxin preserves the worm for future consumption. The mole constructs a “larder” underground that is used to store prey. Researchers have found that some larders contain over 1,000 worms.

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