Wildlife: Pink Baby

Are you experiencing an issue with wildlife in your area?  If you have an urgent concern, please get in touch with us right away.  If you are looking for more information, please click on one of the questions below to expand the content and find your answer.  If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at DFW Wildlife Coalition.

If it has black toenails, found under a tree, on a roof, in a gutter, or in the attic, you have a baby squirrel.  Proceed to FAQ, “I Found a Baby Squirrel!”.

If the hind foot has a thumb, in the same location as your thumb, there is no toenail on the thumb, then you have an opossum. Because opossums are nomadic, the baby can be found anywhere.  Proceed to FAQ, “I found a Baby Opossum!” and “Quick Tips” located in the upper right of website.

If the toenails are clear to white, with no thumb, the tail is the length of the body excluding head, and it was found in a shallow nest, you have a mouse or rat.  Proceed to “Quick Tips” in the upper right of the website.

Other babies you may not recognize:

Baby Raccoon

Baby Rabbit

If you are unsure, take a photo.  Be ready to share with the hotline volunteer or the wildlife rehabilitator.

Most mammal wildlife rehabilitators specialize; therefore, it is important to know what animal you have before transporting.

Provide heat for all newborn (pink) animals as they cannot thermoregulate their temperature.  Refer to our “Quick Tips” in the upper right of website.

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