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 bottle feeding 3 day old cria
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clerkmary

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Posted - 09/28/2017 :  4:20:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mom has a bag but baby not getting milk. Every time I go out she is limp. I bottle feed her and then get her to walk around the barn several laps. She goes straight back and lays down. The next time I go out thinking she will be gone, she is laying there limp. I feed her again and then walk her a little.
1. How often should I be feeding her
2. How much should I be feeding her each time
She is a small cria.
Thanks

Kate

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Posted - 10/06/2017 :  11:54:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Kate's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I hope baby is perking up! Newbies should be fed every few hours, as much as they want. If it's going below 40 at night where you are, she needs a cria coat when it's cool to help her conserve energy. Is mom talking to her?

Kate McKelvie
Alpacas of Sunset Fields
Glen Rock, PA
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