Bottle Babies I've raised.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by allanimals21, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Songster

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    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.

    [​IMG] Sam at 3 weeks

    [​IMG] Same at 3 months

    [​IMG] Now at 8 months

    [​IMG] Billy at 2 days

    [​IMG] Billy at 3 months

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

  2. Bec

    Bec 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! [​IMG]
     
  3. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

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    She looks just like my baby, Trixxie!

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

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  4. Haviris

    Haviris Songster

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    To sweet! Later I'll try to post pics of some of my bottle babies!
     
  5. Crittercrzy

    Crittercrzy Songster

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    she looks like the kitty I bottle fed..her name is Savannah and she's a total [email protected]!!!!!
     
  6. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I thought that all calicos were female... or is that an old wives tale?

    ETA: Oh, duh! I see where you call Sam a "her". [​IMG]
     
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  7. silkypie

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    oh my goodness~!! [​IMG]

    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
     

  8. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    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...[​IMG]

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

    Bec 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!
     
  10. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    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!!
     

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