Fawns should only be given goat's milk or a fawn replacement milk. Do not give cow's milk.
One way or the other, how long can fawns go without milk? Most White-tailed does do not leave their fawns for more than 10 hours as they will need to be nursed. If you know that the fawn has been there for more than 10 hours, call your local rehabilitator for advice.
Likewise, how much milk should a fawn drink?
You can feed more often and smaller amounts, but you should try to feed 10% to 20% of the fawn's body weight per day in milk. So if your fawn weighs 6 lbs (96 oz), then 10% is about 10 oz., 20% is 20 oz., etc. This allows the fawns to grow at the rate you want.
Can a fawn drink baby formula?
Don't try to use baby bottles, and especially not cow's milk, to feed a fawn. And don't try to bottle-feed the fawn at all unless specifically directed to do so by the wildlife rehabilitator. ... Goat or wildlife milk replacer (which you add to water), or goat's milk. Do not use cow's milk.
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Weeks 1-2: Continue feeding milk replacer 6-8x per day or allow your newborn to nurse. Then begin feeding a deer, goat kid or calf starter feed concentrate in a location that is not easily accessible to adult deer and elk. This is also a good time to introduce forage (hay) for the fawn or calf to nibble on.
Look at their coat pattern. The reddish-brown will also fade away to a grayish, thicker winter coat. In addition to the spine spots, a young fawn will also have a random assortment of white spots over the rest of its coat. Most fawns lose their spots at about 3 to 4 months of age, usually around October.
Dribble a little warm milk from the bottle onto the fawn's lips and he will soon take the nipple and drink ravenously. Feed the fawn regularly. Feed your fawn at regular intervals to get him into a good routine; every three or four hours is fine until you figure out how much he needs to drink and his approximate age.
Fruit & Vegetables. Although deer will eat apples, carrots, cabbage, etc., their use is not recommended. They are like candy to a child tasty but of little value in providing a well-balanced and nutritious diet.
In order to keep her young safe, a doe will leave her fawn in a secluded area, often for as long as 12 hours, distracting predators away from her baby while she forages for food. Fawns' camouflage and their ability to stay still keep them safe from predators while their mother is away.
Fawns will often be seen lying curled up or on their abdomens, flattening themselves to the ground. A fawn lying flat out on its side with its legs extended is in severe distress. A hungry fawn will cry out for its mother. This is normal.
From a body development standpoint, fawns are functional ruminants well before the 70-day weaning and can therefore forage on their own much earlier. Fawns that are 45 to 60 days old are typically old enough to survive, although additional learning opportunities from mom are always advantageous.