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Starting solid food for joey
Starting solid food for joey
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Aug 18 2015
07:52:56 PM
My joey is not more than 3 weeks oop and she's starting to enjoy solid food and drinking water. I took some of mom and dad's veggie mix and offered it to her and she licked it off my finger. What should I feed her and how much? Her parents are on HPW diet plan. Also how can I safely offer her water? There is a tiny bowl with some water in it that I made available to her but I'm just really paranoid about her falling in because her head is still big for her body and last night she seemed to be getting it in her nose and it was making her sneeze. I've never had a joey before so I'm not sure what to do now that mom isn't completely taking over.
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Aug 18 2015
10:04:07 PM
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I think right now she should still be on milk for a couple weeks but she should start tasting and eating a little more of the parent's as the days go by. She shouldn't need water yet since she's still on the milk. I'm not the most experienced but I hope this helps for now and hopefully more experienced people will answer.
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Aug 19 2015
12:06:29 AM
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You do not need to offer the joey anything. She is too young to really be eating solid foods - and feeding her will reduce the amount of milk she will be able to consume because her stomach will be full. All she needs at her present age is milk.

Joeys will learn to eat solids by following the parents to the food dish - usually when they are 5 to 6 weeks OOP. The parents will introduce the joey to eating solids. When you begin to see the joey joining the parents at the food dish - increase the amount of all foods you offer for them to share.
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Starting solid food for joey