By Dr. Cliff Shipley These are general guidelines for raising whitetail and mule deer fawns. There are diseases and conditions that may be specific to certain areas or where these guidelines don’t work! As always, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Always consult your local veterinarian for area specific conditions and to see if […]
We used baby wipes to wipe her and did this after every feeding. At about 12 weeks of age you can wean the fawn from the bottle. We started offering deer pellets and water in a bowl from week 3 on. She began eating solids at about 8 weeks of age. ... Kurwicki, Erin "Raising Deer - How to Bottle Feed a Whitetail Deer Fawn." Raising Deer - How to ...
The average temperature for a baby deer is between 100 and 103 degrees Fahrenheit. Keeping the fawn wrapped to ward off kicking, enlist some aid from another family member and take the fawn’s rectal temperature every hour until you are getting consistent readings. A heating pad or pair of warm bottles can be used to raise the baby’s ...
Baby fawns go through two containers of milk a day. All goat milk or a fawn replacement milk should be used. Some Walmart stores carry goat milk; Tractor Supply stores carry a wildlife replacement milk that will include fawns on the back label. A newborn fawn is the size of two Chihuahuas.
Hand Raising White-Tailed Fawns By in Calves on There are many reasons for wanting to hand raise a fawn, it may be part of a set of triplets, the mother may have abandon it, or you may want to have an animal that is desensitized to human contact.
White-tailed Deer fawns are born April through July, with the majority of fawns born in June. Most first-year does will have one fawn each year, but twins or triplets are typically seen thereafter. Until they are strong enough to keep up with their mothers, deer fawns are left alone while their mothers go off to feed.
While the mother leaves her fawns alone for periods of time, these baby deer rest safely and should not be disturbed. The mother never ventures far afield, and she will move her fawn when she returns. The spots on the fawns begin to fade at around three to four months old. Fawns wean by the end of summer.
You might mean well, but taking a fawn out of the wild is essentially “fawn-napping.” And consider this: illegally raising deer fawns greatly reduces their chances of survival. It is difficult for an untrained person to provide a quality diet and captive care, and due to a hand-raised deer’s lack of fear of humans, these animals are more ...
Feed the fawn a full bottle every 3-4 hours. Fawns typically need to feed 6-7 times per day, so plan on spacing out feedings every 3-4 hours until the wildlife rehabilitator arrives. Approach the fawn from the front and above, dribble some of the milk between its lips so it latches on to the nipple, and hold the bottle high as it drinks.
Within the next two weeks 75 to 80 percent of this year’s fawns will be on the ground. Here are a few fawn facts to lay on your hunting buddies: - Does drop their fawns approximately 200 days after conception - Fawns average 6-8 lbs. at birth - Does bred as fawns (last year’s) typically have a single fawn