“Here we have put answers to some of the questions we are regularly asked.”


  • Q. What areas do you cover?
    A. Because we are one of only a handful of wildlife groups that cover the South-East, the area we have to cover is quite large. Below we have listed the boroughs in London that we can cover.
    1) Bromley
    2) Bexley
    3) Lewisham
    4) Greenwich
    Although we cover these areas, it is always nice when people bring animals to us, as it saves us much time.
    We are also able to attend emergencies outside of London. These areas include the Dartford, Swanley, Biggin Hill and Badgers Mount areas. However, if it is not an emergency that needs us on site, we would ask that you bring the animal to us.

  • Q. I have found an injured/young bird, what should I do?
    A. There are five main things you should do once you have found an injured/young bird.
    1) Give us a call ASAP. You can find our contact details here.
    2) Get it indoors if possible.
    3) Keep it in a dark place, preferably in a well ventilated cardboard box.
    4) Keep it warm, but not too warm. Room temperature is adequate.
    5) Keep it in a quiet area where it will not be disturbed.
    An injured/young bird will suffer from shock easily, and the above steps should help to calm the bird down.
    The above steps can also be taken for non-birds, but specialist advice should be sought depending on the animal.

  • Q. How can I help The Wildlife Lodge?
    A. There are many ways you can help us. Please click here to see how you can help.

  • Q. What are the top 5 DOs and DON'Ts I should be aware of?
    A. You can find our top 5 DOs and DON'Ts
    here.

  • Q. A bird has been attacked by a cat, what should I do?
    A. Due to bacteria within a cat's claws and mouth, it is essential that a bird that has suffered a cat attack is seen to by a specialist straight away. If the bird is left for too long, there is a risk of infection. A bird usually has a maximum of 48 hours to get treatment. This along with shock, is usually what can kill a bird. Please call us ASAP. Our contact details can be found here.

  • Q. I have fox cubs in my garden which I do not want there. Can you help?
    A. The general answer is no. We are a wildlife rescue charity, designed to help injured or at risk animals. Unless the fox cubs are being neglected by their mother, or are otherwise unhealthy, then we would not interfere. Please contact J Bryant for fox detterence solutions.

  • Q. I have found a bird that appears to have a broken wing. What should I do?
    A. Broken wings in birds are quite hard to heal. If the bird is young, it has better healing capabilities, and will probably return to normal if you get it seen to. You need to get the bird to a veterinary surgery. The wing would need to be bound up, and the bird left to rest. This should help the bird's wing heal. If you cannot get the bird to a veterinary surgery straight away, it is best to keep the bird in a cage or cat carrier, and give it some rest. Place the bird in the dark, but keep ventilated. This should help calm the bird down. DO NOT try to bandage the bird's wing yourself, as you could make it set in the wrong position. Please see a vet for expert advice on individual cases.

  • Q. I have seen a fox in my garden which is missing a lot of fur. What can I do?
    A. The fox is likely to have a condition called mange, which is a parasite which lives on the skin, and causes a lot of irritation for the fox. It is treatable, so please call us for advice. For a small donation of FIVE POUNDS, we will be able to send you some proven homeopathic treatment, which will help stop the effects of mange. Please see how to send us the money by clicking
    here.

  • Q. How can I help the birds that come into my garden?
    A. You can find the answer to your question
    here

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