Re: Hi Evelyn. to LindaC
Posted by Evelyn on 5/16/07
Thanks for sharing those wonderful pics!
On 5/14/07, LindaC in OK wrote:
> trust me it is never a bother to answer questions.
> I put 1/2 teaspoon of thawed mashed papaya in the formula the one day.
> Normally I would use probiotic in a tube from the vets and that is once a day
> and about 1/4 teaspoon of that.
> The papaya is on hand in case a baby should get slow crop and I wouldn't want
> to use it often just to be giving them something.
> With your babys 4 weeks old they could be nibbeling on all sorts of healthy
> veggies in a weaning cage. I put them in a weaning cage just a few minutes at
> first then back to brooder and back and forth staying a bit longer in the
> caged now and then. They always go back to brooder for long afternoon nap and
> at night until they are about 7 weeks old. I give them millet spray in the
> brooder for something to nibble on and paper plate of other foods in the
> The quaker babys in photo were about 6 weeks old. No matter how much good
> foods they ate I never forced weaning. Quakers will have a syringe at night
> forever but considered weaned around 10/12 weeks old. My Lilo will soon be 4
> years old and has formula 2 or 3 times a week as a night time comfort food
> from the syringe. She says 'yummy' in a very excited voice when she sees it
> Oh and the newspaper is on the cage grating so tootsies don't get hurt. I
> move it over a bit at a time as they get use to walking on the grating. It's
> all part of progress.
> Time to feed the wee ones and get some sleep myself.
> Hope all is well with you.