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Re: Hi Evelyn. to LindaC

Posted by Evelyn on 5/16/07
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    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
    > cage.
    > 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
    > coming.
    > 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.
    > LindaC