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hand-rearing choloepus

Important: Best practices prohibit the removal of Choloepus offspring from dams prior to natural separation unless the dam or neonate. The directions below are provided in the event of otherwise orphaned offspring. Sloths should only be raised by experienced rehabilitators or animal care professionals. 

Never feed a sloth dairy with the exception of goat's milk. 
Never feed a sloth rice.
Never feed a sloth dog or cat food.
There are many alternative hand-rearing guidelines, a quick reference to one sample for sloths outside of home country can be found here and includes a hand-rearing protocol- 



example hand-rearing schedules
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 5 months 

 7 months 

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