Hand Feeding Joeys

So, you've noticed your joey is no longer eating from it's mother. If this is the case you should hand raise your joey. A lot of controversy surrounds this since many people will pull a joey from mom too early for no reason. This can cause health problems for the joey in question and will add unneeded stress to the owner.

Step 1

The first thing you must do, is warm the joey! In order to do this get a towel, rag, or small fleece blanket and heat it up in the microwave. You want this about 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26 C)

Step 2

You will also need to pick out a joey forumla Joey BML recipe will work, and Suz's Joey formula will work. Since time is crucial if this happens the formula you choose should be the one you have the easiest access to all the ingredients of. Many vets have a Possum Milk Replacer.

Step 3

The age of the joey determines is how often and how much it should be fed. Please see This Site for the correct information on how much to feed and how often.

Last Edited March 11, 2008