Surrogate Mammal Nest
If you do not see the nest, you can create a surrogate nest to help keep the baby safe, and give the parents a chance to find them. You can place the animal in a plastic container, such as a laundry bin or Tupperware container, with holes poked in the bottom. Place natural bedding (soft grasses), or soft, 'non-stringy' bedding (try to avoid terry cloth or cloth that can unravel) in the container.
How to Make a Surrogate Nest
- Find a container such as a small box or a small plastic Tupperware container with holes punched in the bottom to allow for any rain to drain out.
- Fill the box with leaves, paper towels or a clean, soft cloth.
- Place the nest in the tree or bush closest to where the animal was found, out of the sun and rain, as high up as you can safely manage.
- Place the animal(s) in the nest (wear gloves) and leave the area.