Wombat Milk Replacer <0.4 700g

Regular price $57.77

Wombaroo Wombat Milk Replacer <0.4 is a nutritionally balanced milk substitute for wombat joeys with less than 40 % of their pouch life completed. Joeys at this stage are furless, pink skin, eyes closed, ears down. Entirely pouch bound. Faeces yellow custard consistency.

Key Features
  • Specifically formulated to match the composition of early lactation wombat milk.
  • Low energy milk, with a low fat content.
  • Easily digested carbohydrates and proteins.
Ingredients: Whole milk solids (low lactose), whey protein, casein, glucose, vegetable oils, omega-3 & 6 fatty acids (including DHA, EPA & Arachidonic Acid), maltodextrin, 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 36% or 52g/Litre, Fat 14% or 21g/Litre, Carbohydrate 39% or 55g/Litre, Ash 4.0% or 6.1g/Litre, Calcium 1.4% or 1.9g/Litre, Metabolisable Energy (ME) 18 MJ/kg or 2600 kJ/Litre

Wombat milk composition changes significantly as the joey ages. Wombat Milk Replacer <0.4 is specially formulated for very young “pinkies” during early lactation. Joeys at this age are very immature and may not be viable. They should only be attempted by experienced carers with the correct equipment and resources.

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

Success in hand-rearing young 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 100 mL of milk: Mix 14g of powder (2 scoops) with 95ml of warm water.

To make 1 litre of milk: Mix 140g of powder with 950ml 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.