Deer are ruminants that selectively browse on readily digestible plant material such as young leaves, shoots and fresh grasses. Deer are seasonal breeders, with most fawns being born from November-January. Occasionally fawns are orphaned or the mother's milk supply is limited. In these cases it is recommended to feed Wombaroo Deer Milk Replacer. This mimics the dam's natural milk, being particularly high in fat & protein, but low in lactose. Our products also include Impact Colostrum Supplement and teats for newborn fawns.
Latex teat with broader sleeve and medium nipple suitable for
- Large Dogs
- Newborn Lambs
Sleeve fits any bottle with neck diameter of 26mm (eg soft drink bottle).
The teat should resemble the mother's in size and shape to ensure mouth comfort, fit and correct tooth eruption.
There is no hole in the teats, so the carer needs to make a hole to suit the animal being fed. Pierce the tip of the teat with a hot needle to make a hole about 1 mm in diameter, or for large animals, cut a hole with scissors. If the hole is too small, excessive sucking will quickly weaken the tip and the end will blow out. If this is happening then the hole is probably too small for the animal. Make a larger hole. The hole should be large enough for milk to drip out slowly, when the bottle is inverted.
Guidance should be obtained from experienced carers on correct feeding technique for different animals.
Care & Storage
Latex is a natural product. Deterioration can be slowed by storing teats in a dry place away from light. An opaque, airtight container should be used. Immediately after use, teats should be washed in warm soapy water, dried and stored as above. Some carers sterilise by boiling or with infant sterilising solutions.