When Rabbits Oreo and Whispa arrived at the centre a month ago with their young babies we were concerned that Whispa may already be pregnant. Our concerns were confirmed last week when Whispa gave birth to another nest of kits. Thankfully we were aware and had been preparing Whispa just incase by offering plenty of good food and a separate nest box which Whispa had been busy filling with her fur. Whispa and her new babies are doing well and her first set of babies are now weaned and have their health checks booked at the Vets soon.
The importance of neutering..... Rabbits can reach sexual maturity from just 12 weeks of age. Hormones are not only related to fertility but will also affect your rabbits temperament and may cause frustration and aggressive behaviour. For this reason even if you have rabbits of the same gender we recommend talking to your vet about neutering and how this may benefit your rabbits well-being.🧡💛💙
We've been busy sprucing things up with the help of some of our amazing supporters. John and Vicky rewired the duck yard to make it secure again, our regular group of painters are slowly getting all the wood coated and protected. And this week Georgie and Collin replaced the leaky liner in our duck pond......🧡💙💛
We are now desperate for a bulk bag of round river pebbles to top up the duck yard surface. If anyone has contacts that could help please do get in touch.🤞
These well handled, healthy baby rabbits are available for adoption. Rabbits need lots of space to run and jump and display rabbit behavior. If you feel you have the time and space to offer a good home then give us a call on 01246 455777.
Roslyn the Sparrowhawk was found in Hathersage and taken to Park Veterinary Hospital. Vet Katy brought Ros to us after a thorough health check. He was diagnosed with substantial weakness on his left side and a lack of appetite had contributed to his overall lack of condition. Meals are currently small and often to encourage feeding and thankfully we are starting to see an improvement. Full recovery will no doubt take several months but we are happy with the small steps that have already been achieved.🧡💙💛
More cat victims from the last couple of days. Cat attacks are taking very seriously by the team as antibiotics will need to be administered to stop infection setting in. We love cats but they don't half do some damage to our Wildlife population.🧡💙💛
If you find any Wildlife in need of help please do give us call on 01246 455777. We can advise on the best course of action and make an appointment to bring the animal to us if required.
We are a non-profit organisation and are doing the best we can under the circumstances. If you turn up unannounced we may not be available to help straight away. We always recommend making and appointment prior to coming to the centre.
If we are not available for an animal emergency please contact your local vet who will be able to advise further.
Often cats will bring their owners a bird or a mouse as a present, especially this time of year. But the cat in question stepped it up a gear and brought his owner a whole nest! Not knowing where the nest had been taken from meant it could not be relocated, so nestlings Bill and Ben made their way to us with their beautifully crafted nest. Can you guess what species of bird these nestlings might be?
Poor momma bird won't know what's happened bless her :'( x glad they're in safe hands now though!
Not for these obvs(!) but have ordered some more kitten milk which I'll drop in at weekend & some bird food off your Amazon list, coming later this week. Loadsa love, n hope these little lovelies make it, xx
Poor babies! I’m not showing my cat- it might give him ideas!! X
Nest looks like a wrens nest x
Robin maybe x
Looks like a Chaffinch nest?
Bert says he's had to bring them home before another cat ate them. Glad they are doing well, you're doing an amazing job x
Emma Brayford , least you didn't get the whole nest.
Omg they are soooo tiny 😲 what do you feed them when that tiny?
You do an absolutely amazing job! You’ve helped me, our school, neighbours, friends and people who I’ve sent down when I’ve randomly come across them wondering what to do with a creature! I have a donation to bring down from fundraising at Dronfield Junior School selling Easter goodies. Xx
Akt8 I'm not in a position to donate all the time, I've just sold one of my dresses for ten pounds and sent the money to you. Thank you for helping so many beautiful animals x
Barney the Tawny Owl was found by Pat and her dog Billy from Hasland Pet Supplies. Billy was sniffing in the hedgerow and found Barney not moving. Apart from a sore eye there are no other obvious injuries but Barney was extremely hungry on arrival. His strength is picking up after a few days in our care and hopefully his eye will heal nicely.
Snowy the Tawny Owlet is doing super! He's eating well and he's eyes have cleared lovely. Doesn't he look well!!! (See previous Snowy posts to look at the difference).