Wombat Milk Replacer 0.4 5kg

Regular price $214.50

Wombat Milk Replacer 0.4 is a nutritionally balanced milk substitute for wombat joeys with between 40% - 60% of their pouch life completed.

Joeys at this stage have darkening skin to fine fur, eyes nearly opened to just opened, ears erect. Completely confined to the pouch, but may poke head out occasionally. Faeces toothpaste consistency.

Key Features
  • Specifically formulated to match the composition of mid lactation wombat milk.
  • Moderate energy milk, with a balance of carbohydrate & fat content.
  • Protein high in sulphur-containing amino acids (cysteine & methionine) for the onset of hair growth.
Ingredients: Whole milk solids (low lactose), whey protein, casein, glucose, vegetable oils, omega-3 & 6 fatty acids (including DHA, EPA & Arachidonic Acid), vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, D3, E, K, biotin, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium.

Analysis: Protein 34% or 68g/Litre, Fat 22% or 46g/Litre, Carbohydrate 33% or 63g/Litre, Ash 4.0% or 9g/Litre, Calcium 1.4% or 2.6g/Litre, Metabolisable Energy (ME) 20 MJ/kg or 3800 kJ/Litre

Wombat milk composition changes significantly as the joey ages. Wombat Milk Replacer 0.4 is specially formulated for mid lactation, just before the onset of rapid hair growth. Joeys at this age are prone to disease and mortality and should only be attempted by experienced carers.

Joeys can be aged according to their physical characteristics (hair growth, body length measurements etc.) as outlined in the Wombat Growth Charts. Body weight is not a good indicator of age because this can vary greatly with body condition and level of dehydration.

Success in hand-rearing wombat joeys greatly improves if they receive Impact Colostrum Supplement within a week of coming into care. This can be repeated later as necessary for joeys with a stressed immune system, especially prior to first pouch emergence. Refer to “Directions for Marsupials” under the Impact feeding guidelines.
Making up Milk

To make 100mL of milk: Mix 19g of powder (2½ scoops) with 90ml of warm water.

To make 1 litre of milk: Mix 190g of powder with 900ml of warm water.

Add about half of the water to the powder first and mix to a paste. Then make up with remaining water and mix thoroughly. Water is preboiled to ensure that it is sterilised. If the water is too hot it can cause the milk to curdle. If it is too cold then it will be difficult to disperse the powder. An electric whisk can be used for mixing larger quantities. Milk can be stored in the fridge for a day or can be frozen for up to 2 weeks. It may be useful to store frozen milk in small portions (eg ice cube trays), so that the required daily feed volumes can be easily thawed out. Once thawed out, discard any unused milk, and wash feeding utensils thoroughly.