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Will a wild animal in the attic have a nest of babies?

When you hear the animals in your attic, it is possible that it has also the babies inside. It can be a mother that wants to give birth or it may be a mother nursing the babies. The mother may choose a place where they can give birth 60 days before the time they deliver. The litter can have 3 to 6 young and the babies are helpless at the time of their birth. They have their eye still shut, they cannot maintain the body temperature and they are not fuzzy. The mom may decide to stay with them for at least 23 hours and she may skip the meals to take care of the babies.



When you suspect or you hear something in your attic when it is not during the winter, you should expect that there are also the babies around. Many people make the mistakes of trapping or removing a mother and to find out that she had children after chasing it away. Before you release the animal that you may have trapped, you should make sure that there are no babies left behind.

When the animals have babies in your attic, you should remove them using your hands. There is no way of setting up the trap for the small babies and they stay in the nest all time while nursing for the mother until they can be 3 months old. This is the time they may start to go out so that they may start to know how to live on their own. When you trap a mother, it will leave the babies and they will starve and die. You should remove them using the hands.

The animals in the house may also build the nests as these outside do. The animals may not be picky about the materials they use and the most common ones are to use hay or grasses or other materials they may find around. The animals in your attic are at ease and they get the warmth and the comfort they need. If you do not know where to find the babies, you may wait until night to hear where the sounds come from while feeding. Go back to the How to get rid of wildlife home page.

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