Caging and Enclosure Resources for Wildlife Rehabilitators
What's on this site, where is it, and how do I use it ?

This "roadmap" page is designed to get you quickly to the growing array of resources provided by WildAgain on the many aspects of caging and enclosures used in wildlife rehabilitation. You are free to browse on your own, but following the suggested order below will familiarize yourself with all of the resources that are provided, how to get to them and how to use them. Please note: By browsing to any of the web pages connected to this page, you agree to WildAgain's terms and conditions for using the materials and tools provided.

Video Resources (Recommended) Resources and Plans
First-time Visitor? We suggest you view these short videos. They will help jump-start your understanding of how to use the site and what the various sections contain. Already viewed the videos? Then click below to go directly to the resources listed below.
Overview of rehab caging basics This 6 part video discusses a 1 hour general overview of rehabilitation caging design and function. Click here.

National rehab caging guidelines

Click here for a discussion of the caging design and construction guidelines developed by the two national wildlife rehabilitation organizations and links to their publication.
Squirrel rehab caging basics This video provides a general overview of rehab caging design and function specific to squirrels in wildlife rehabilitation. Coming soon.

Small wire squirrel cage

These 4 videos (37 minutes) show how to construct a small wire cage used by WildAgain for juvenile squirrels and injured adults. This video accompanies the plan at right. Click here.

Click here for a discussion of caging design criteria (pdf file). Click here to go download the plan for the cage described in the videos at left (pdf file).

Trouble viewing the videos? Here are 4 helpful tips.

1.) Make sure you have the latest version of QuickTime Player for either PC or Mac. Click the icon above to get the free download.

2.) All PC's and Mac's are different, but most recent  machines (4-5 years) should easily handle the playback of these videos.

3.) A high-speed internet/broadband connection is recommended as these video files can be quite large.

4.) Some machines will stream the videos (begin playing while the file is concurrently downloading). Other machines seem to perform better by allowing the file to completely download before starting the video (allow the small progress bar at the bottom of the video frame to go completely from left to right to indicate the download has completed).