HART WILDLIFE ADVISES ON BABY ANIMALS:
At HART we take in many orphaned babies each year, but It’s so important to realise when wildlife is actually in need and when to leave well alone.
Parents of baby animals will need to go and get food for their young so it is normal for them to be left alone for hours at a time. We really encourage people to monitor these situations and see whether the parents come back with food after a few hours.
Sadly, if babies are moved while the parents are out, it means that the family is broken up. It is always with good intentions that the animals are brought into us, but we would encourage people to call us for advice before moving any babies.
Of course, if the animal is in danger, a bird in a garden with a cat and unable to fly for example, then we would advise an intervention to make the animal safe, but this can be as simple as lifting it up into a tree and out of harm’s way.
That way they are still in familiar territory and often the parent will be able to find them easily in the same area. If you are worried about an animal or at all unsure of what to do, please contact us on 0913 580 0001.