Wombaroo Possum Milk Over 0.8 is the Perfect Milk Substitute for Possums and Glider Joeys
A nutritionally balanced milk substitute for possum & glider joeys with greater than 80% of their pouch life completed
Specifically formulated to match the composition of late lactation possum milk
Simulates mother's milk
High energy (fat content) milk, to cater for the increased activity levels of emergent joey
High in protein to coincide with peak growth rate
High in calcium for strong bones
Includes an easy-to-use scoop
For possum & glider joeys with greater than 80% of their pouch life completed
Joeys at this stage have short to dense fur, with eyes fully opened and ears erect
Joeys spend some time out of the pouch and may consume some solid food
Faeces are soft to firm dark pellets
“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. Possum Milk Replacer >0.8 is specially formulated for late lactation, when joeys are emerging from the pouch and becoming more active.
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 pouch-bound possum joeys greatly improves if they receive Impact Colostrum Supplement when in care. However, Impact may also be of benefit to older, out-of-pouch joeys with a compromised immune system. Refer to Directions for Marsupials under the Impact feeding guidelines.