Bottle Babies I've raised.

allanimals21

Songster
10 Years
Aug 27, 2009
684
3
141
MN
I saw the post about the newborn kitten and it made me think I should post about my 2 bottle babies. One is my cat who is...8 month old now. She is the lone survivor of 4. I think I found them all to late maybe? But I have raised her since she was less than 24 hours old. I will post some pics..The 2nd bottle baby is my goat. Got him at 1 day old. He is now 7 months old. Pics of him also.

40051_115.jpg
Sam at 3 weeks

40051_299.jpg
Same at 3 months

40051_002.jpg
Now at 8 months

40051_045.jpg
Billy at 2 days

40051_billylaydown.jpg
Billy at 3 months

And I apparently don't have any recent pics of him. What kind of mom am I?!
 

Bec

THE Delaware Blue Hen
12 Years
Feb 21, 2007
4,015
37
251
Home Of The Delaware Blue Hen
That is so cute!!! I miss bottle raising babies ! My mom and I used to rescue and bottle feed orphaned kittens for about 10 years. I haven;t had a bottle baby in 7 years!

Sam is just Beautiful! Tortoise shells are one of my favs!

I haven;t yet had the opportunity to bottle raise a goat, but I hope it is in my future somewhere!!


Good job on raising such adorable and happy babies!
clap.gif
 

wordgirl

One of the Shire-folk
12 Years
Apr 14, 2009
1,610
193
311
She looks just like my baby, Trixxie!

Here's Trixxie at about six and a half months:

28038_100_5592.jpg
 

silkypie

Songster
10 Years
Aug 17, 2009
384
0
119
Plant City, FL
oh my goodness~!!
love.gif


I am trying to convince DH that a goat would be a good addition to our back yard flock. The goat could keep the chickens in line or vise versa
 

teach1rusl

Love My Chickens
10 Years
Jul 28, 2009
10,017
183
356
Floyds Knobs, Indiana
My Coop
My Coop
Quote:
LOL...I sure don't miss it. It was as exhausting as having a REAL baby in the house. At least a real baby can poop/pee on their own though...
roll.png


But allanimals...those sure were some cute baby critters!! So good job!!
 

Bec

THE Delaware Blue Hen
12 Years
Feb 21, 2007
4,015
37
251
Home Of The Delaware Blue Hen
That's funny, I loved every minute of it! We would get at least 1 litter every 2 weeks, so we had babies all the time! I just love how their little ears twitch when they are eating and how cute the are with formula all over their little faces! I loved how messy they got when we were weaning them, so cute..a mess, but so cute! I would do it again in a heart beat if given the chance!
 

teach1rusl

Love My Chickens
10 Years
Jul 28, 2009
10,017
183
356
Floyds Knobs, Indiana
My Coop
My Coop
Quote:
Ohhh...I thought they were so sweet and adorable. But I was working. I actually took them to school with me the first week I had them, and the kids sure loved it. I would be teaching, and walking around with one or the other feeding or wiping. I was glad I worked in a place that allowed me to do that.
They were probably about 2 weeks when I got them (eyes were open...but couldn't potty on their own and couldn't scooch very far). Between working and getting up nights for feedings/general worry about doing things wrong...it was very stressful/exhausting to me. Maybe I would have enjoyed it more had I been younger w/more energy, or if I hadn't been working...

My two dogs were a big help w/ the potty stimulation at home...lol!!
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom