Possum Milk Replacer

Healthy Bird, PO Box 225, Willaston.  S.A.  5118
Ph. 04 1984 9192        ABN 54 112 618 417

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POSSUM MILK REPLACER

As described in elsewhere in this web site (please click here to read), this product is available in 2 stages or strengths for different aged joeys.

      Front Label Rear Label
Stage <0.8

Available in
1 litre & 5 litre packs

For joeys with less than 80% of pouch life completed.
Furless.  Pink skin.  Eyes closed.  Ears drooped.
Faeces: Yellow custard to toothpaste consistency.
Stage >0.8

Available in
1 litre & 5 litre packs

For joeys with greater than 80% of pouch life completed.
Fur: Short to dense long.  Spends time out of pouch.
Faeces: Toothpaste to soft then firm green pellets.

Gradually change joey from one milk stage to the next as indicated in the charts below.  These charts are only a guide and do not take into account differences due to sex or subspecies.

GROWTH CHARTS

BRUSTAIL POSSUM RINGTAIL POSSUM
SUGAR GLIDER SQUIRREL GLIDER

 

FEEDING CAPTIVE POSSUMS AND GLIDERS

In the wild possums and gliders get protein from browse, pollen and insects. Once captive possums and gliders are weaned dietary protein can be supplemented by the addition of Wombaroo High Protein Supplement and Wombaroo Small Carnivore Food.

For animals fed fruit:

Disperse 2 to 5g of Wombaroo High Protein Supplement over each 100g of fruit offered.

For animals fed plain biscuit:

Suspend 25g of Wombaroo High Protein Supplement in 75ml of water and mix well. Pour 10ml of the prepared suspension over each 25g of broken plain biscuit offered.

For animals that eat insects:

Mix about 70g of Wombaroo Small Carnivore Food with about 30ml of warm water. Add the water slowly to the powder while mixing to make a moist, crumbly food.

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