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Rearing orphan kits

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Vetstream Ltd

Caroline Blake


Rearing orphan kits

Handrearing a ferret kit can be an extremely rewarding experience but is not a job to be taken on lightly. The task ahead is difficult, exhausting and there is no guarantee of success. However hard you try, you are a poor substitute for a kits natural mother and despite the best efforts of human volunteers the death rate among orphaned kits is often high.

When is it right to hand rear kits?

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When is it wrong to hand rear kits?

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What can go wrong with hand reared kits?

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What equipment will I need to hand rear kits?

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What milk should be used and how is it given?

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Feeding regime

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How can kits be kept clean?

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When can kits be weaned?

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