Echidna Early Lactation
Product Code: EchidnaEarlyLact
Milk substitute for echidna young (puggles) less than 30 days of age. Also suitable for young platypus.
Puggles at this stage are normally contained within the mother’s skin fold. They have pinkish-grey skin, with eyes closed to just open. Faeces liquid to custard consistency.
- Specifically formulated to match the composition of early lactation echidna milk.
- High energy (fat) content to cater for infrequent feeding intervals.
- High in protein content with elevated levels of sulphur-containing amino acids (cysteine & methionine) for the onset of hair & spine growth.
- Low in carbohydrate to avoid digestive upset and fermentation of milk in the gut
Whole milk solids (low lactose), whey protein, casein, glucose, vegetable oils, omega-3 & 6 fatty acids, 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.
|Energy (ME)||24 MJ/kg|
Use Echidna Milk Replacer Early Lactation for unfurred puggles, when they would normally be carried in the mother's skin fold (less than 30 days of age). Juveniles at this age are prone to disease and mortality and should only be attempted by experienced carers.
Impact Colostrum Supplement may be fed to enhance the immune system.
Making up Milk
To make 100mL of milk: Mix 21g of powder (3 scoops) to 85ml of warm water.
To make 1 litre of milk: Mix 210g of powder to 850ml of warm water.
Add about half the water to the powder first and mix to a paste. Then add the remaining water and mix thoroughly. Pre-boil the water 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. 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 two weeks. It is useful to make up milk in larger quantities and store it frozen in small portions (e.g. 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.
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