Rehabilitation of neonatal raccoons at a wildlife rescue center is a delicate process and crucial to their survival. Some important points to consider in this process are:

Specialized care:

Neonates need specific care that mimics the natural conditions of their environment. This includes temperature, feeding, stimulation and constant attention, since they are vulnerable and completely dependent on human care.

Proper nutrition:

The feeding formula should be specific for neonatal raccoons, as their digestive system is sensitive. The frequency and amount of feeding are essential for their growth and development.

Mimicry of the natural environment:

Providing an environment that resembles its natural habitat as closely as possible is crucial for its physical and behavioral development.
This involves providing areas to climb, explore and play.

Minimal contact with humans:

Although grooming is necessary, it is important to minimize human contact to prevent imprinting and ensure they maintain their natural instincts. This helps in their future reintroduction to the wild.

Constant veterinary evaluation:

Veterinary supervision is essential to ensure the health and well-being of the raccoon during its rehabilitation. This includes regular checkups, medical treatments if necessary, and monitoring your progress.

Socialization program with other raccoons:

When appropriate, controlled introduction to other raccoons will help develop social skills and natural behaviors, preparing them for life in the wild.

Preparation for release:

As they grow and develop, raccoons must be prepared for reintroduction into the wild. This includes teaching them survival skills, such as foraging, predator recognition, and species-specific behaviors.