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SALMONELLOSIS AND FEEDERS UPDATE: We want to share some updated advice from our wildlife hospital regarding the current salmonellosis outbreak in Pine Siskins and other songbirds. Our hospital is recommending that ALL feeders and seed be removed. That includes hummingbird feeders and suet feeders. This will hopefully eliminate additional opportunities for birds, like this Allen’s Hummingbird, to congregate. If you’d like to clean your feeders before putting them away, wash them with soapy water, soak in a solution of ½ cup bleach (4 oz) to 1 gallon of water, and let dry. We recommend you put your feeders and bird baths away until at least April 1. Thank you for helping wildlife!
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BABY ANIMAL SEASON: The first newborns of the year have arrived at our hospital. With our current mild winter and lighter-than-normal rainy season we suspect we may have an early — and perhaps lengthier — baby animal season. We’ll be sharing tips for what to do if you encounter a baby animal like these squirrels, which recently arrived at our hospital. Squirrel breeding season kicks off in February.

- If the weather is mild and you find a young squirrel with fur and its eyes are open, leave it by the base of the tree where you found it.

- If you find a squirrel in the morning, leave it until the end of the day. If you find one in the afternoon, leave it out until just before dusk but bring it indoors for the night and place it in a small, secure cardboard box. Give it a cloth to hide under and place the box on a heating pad on a low setting out of the reach of children and pets.

- Hairless, naked squirrels, squirrels with closed eyes and any squirrels that look injured or bruised should be brought to our hospital as soon as possible. If you find a hairless, naked and/or injured baby, look for others. Be careful where you step and don’t try to reunite young squirrels with their mother.

Thank you for helping us help wildlife!

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