How to Temporarily House Wild Mammals
Any injured or orphaned wild animal who comes into your shelter’s care is highly stressed—after all, her life in the wild was just turned upside down. Stress wreaks havoc on the animal’s immune system, so you’ll need to act quickly to make her as comfortable as possible. One of the best ways to do this is to “trick” the animal into thinking she’s back home—or at least safe from unfamiliar creatures like us. These guidelines will help you create stress-reducing temporary housing for wild mammals.