Wombat Milk Replacer >0.6 1.25kg

Regular price $54.50

Wombaroo Wombat Milk Replacer >0.6 is a nutritionally balanced milk substitute for wombat joeys with greater than 60% of their pouch life completed.

Joeys at this stage have short to dense fur, and look like a miniature adult. Joeys may begin grazing from pouch and making use of some green feed. They soon emerge from the pouch and solid food plays an increasingly large part in the diet. Faeces soft to firm green pellets.

Key Features
  • Specifically formulated to match the composition of late lactation wombat milk.
  • High energy (fat content) milk, to cater for increased activity levels.
  • Low in carbohydrate to aid in digestion and assist weaning onto solid foods.
  • High levels of protein to coincide with the peak growth rate.
Ingredients: Whole milk solids (low lactose), whey protein, casein, 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 32% or 82g/Litre, Fat 42% or 114g/Litre, Carbohydrate 14% or 35g/Litre, Ash 5.0% or 14g/Litre, Calcium 1.4% or 3.6g/Litre, Metabolisable Energy (ME) 24 MJ/kg or 6100 kJ/Litre

Wombat milk composition changes significantly as the joey ages. Wombat Milk Replacer >0.6 is specially formulated for late lactation, when joeys are rapidly furring, emerging from the pouch and becoming more active.

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 is not a good indicator of age because this can vary greatly with body condition and level of dehydration.

Success in hand-rearing pouch-bound wombats greatly improves if they receive Impact Colostrum Supplement within a week of coming into care. However Impact may also be of benefit to older, emerging joeys with a compromised immune system. Refer to 'Directions for Marsupials' under the Impact feeding guidelines.
Making up Milk

To make 100 mL of milk: Mix 25g of powder (3½ scoops) with 80ml of warm water.

To make 1 litre of milk: Mix 250g of powder with 800ml of warm water.

Add half 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. Wombaroo contains elevated protein and fat levels, so the milk needs to be well mixed to prevent it from separating out. 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.