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Hand-Rearing

Avoid if at all possible – my success rate is very poor, they just don’t survive. I have tried SMA baby milk and you can also buy special powdered milk from some pet shops and the vet. The text books advise 2 hourly feeds but I found they didn’t want feeding this regularly and wouldn’t take the milk.

Hand-rearing is hard work but can be rewarding if the young live. I had to rear 1 litter after their mother was killed but they were 2 weeks old so had a fairly good start in life.

If you are lucky enough to have another doe with a new litter then you may be able to get her to adopt them. See Surrogacy.