Do you feed any wild animal, that wonder near your home?

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  1. flashmakeit profile image67
    flashmakeitposted 6 years ago

    Do you feed any wild animal, that wonder near your home?

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  2. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image57
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 6 years ago

    Yes, I feed the rabbits. When I owned a home and had a garden I used to landscape for the birds and feed the birds as well.

    1. flashmakeit profile image67
      flashmakeitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I hope you took a few pictures of those great memories.

  3. Amy Becherer profile image71
    Amy Bechererposted 6 years ago

    When I lived in rural Hillsboro, MO, I fed the wild birds, raccoons, opossums and a feral cat who brought back 4 kittens.  Because Jefferson County, MO, was rural, I often came across dogs that had been abandoned along the stretch of Highway 21.  I carried dog food and treats in my car in the event I came upon an abandoned canine, as I commuted 90-miles roundtrip to and from work every weekday.  One morning I saw two dogs, a small collie and a Jack Russell terrier foraging for food close to the roadway.  I stopped and tossed dog treats, which the collie took and ran.  However, the Jack Russell trotted next to me as I made my way back to my car.  I took him home and put him in the backyard, changed my clothes and went on to work.  I found him a loving home two-weeks later.  In the meantime, "Jack" managed to pass on the myriad parasites inhabiting his intestinal tract from his stint in the wild to my Golden Retriever.  It was an expensive, "gut-wrenching" lesson in keeping unknown critters safe, but segregated from my pets until checked out by the vet.

    1. flashmakeit profile image67
      flashmakeitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The dog found a good home thanks to you, and it is sad to know that the stray dog got your dog sick and I hope your dog is well now thanks to the vet.

    2. Amy Becherer profile image71
      Amy Bechererposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It only took one visit to the vet and an Rx for the medication that took care of the parasites and Leo was fine in short order.  My sweet Leo, passed on 2 years ago from cancer at 12-1/2 after a life filled with as much love as he gave.

  4. catgypsy profile image77
    catgypsyposted 6 years ago

    Yes, yes, yes! I can't stand to think of any animal being hungry.

    1. flashmakeit profile image67
      flashmakeitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes that would be better for them than eating raw road kill they may not be able to find.

  5. libby1970 profile image68
    libby1970posted 6 years ago

    I don't see a problem with feeding smaller animals. However, feeding larger carnivore animals such as bears, wolves, coyotes, or wild dogs could be detrimental to their survival!

    I love all animals! I especially love the wild african male lions in Africa! I'd love to go on a safari some day! I think it would be the greatest vacation ever!!!

    1. flashmakeit profile image67
      flashmakeitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I totally agree with the fact that you should not feed bears, wolves, coyotes or any large wild animal.  I am scared of lions.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOEA9qGf … re=related

  6. Beata Stasak profile image83
    Beata Stasakposted 6 years ago

    Kangaroo, that I have found as a joey and raised. After more than ten living back in the wild, she still comes close to our farm house to be fed. They said it is not possible, but who can measure a real attachment ...who can judge what animals can or can not do?

    1. flashmakeit profile image67
      flashmakeitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That is amazing and I think she appreciates you for that.

  7. Diana Grant profile image92
    Diana Grantposted 6 years ago

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    I would be happy to feed anything that isn't a pest or harmful to humans. We started feeding a wild kitten, coaxing her indoors, and eventually she adopted us, and has been with us for 4 years. Still doesn't like being picked up, or sitting too close, but she loves us, and likes being stroked, and we make talking noises to each other.

    1. flashmakeit profile image67
      flashmakeitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I adore the picture of you sweet little cat and the cute story about her.

 
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