Wombaroo Possum Milk Under 0.8 is the Perfect Milk Substitute for Possums and Glider Joeys
Possum Milk Replacer <0.8 is a nutritionally balanced milk substitute for possum & glider joeys with less than 80% of their pouch life completed
Joeys at this stage have furless pink skin to fine fur, eyes closed to just opened and ears drooped, or starting to become erect
Joeys are fully pouch-bound and totally dependent on milk. Faeces are yellow custard to toothpaste consistency
Specifically formulated to match the composition of early to mid lactation possum milk.
Moderate energy milk, balancing carbohydrate & protein with a relatively low fat content.
Protein high in sulphur-containing amino acids (cysteine & methionine) to promote good hair growth.
“We have used and recommended the Wombaroo Possum Milk replacers for Brushtails, Squirrels and Sugar Gliders in Townsville extensively. Handling, mentoring & supervising about 250-300 animals a year. We would recommend the milks to all the members of the care group that we trained.” Eleanor & Jim Pollock (BVSc OAM)
Possum milk composition changes significantly as the joey ages
Joeys can be aged by their physical characteristics (hair growth, body length measurements etc.) as outlined in the Wombaroo Marsupial Milk Feeding Guidelines
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 young possum 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.