Toss them some high protein greens. Rodents can be weaned pretty early, an evolutionary adaptation to Mom being eaten by a predator, so it might just work. Alfalfa, clover, corn leaves, would all be good things to try. Just leave it where they can get a whiff of it and they will come out of hiding when they feel it is safe to nibble at. Actually any weed that is growing fast right now will have a good amount and can be tried. If there is a lot of wild lettuce/prickly lettuce in your area (Letuca sativa), you can try that. I feed my guinea pigs a lot of prickly lettuce and Johnson grass, they like that.
Location: Long Island, NY (Zone 7)
posted 4 years ago
Thanks for the tips, John.
Right now they haven't even opened their eyes and we are feeding them with an eyedropper. (Puppy replacement formula per directions from wildlife rehab lady.)
Clover & other weeds, I've got in abundance. I'll have to look around and see if we have any wild/prickly lettuce about.
Just when we thought we were going to get stuff done this summer, we spend our days going 'Awww" about a zillion times. Too dang cute.
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