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Baby & Feeding Question #1395034
10/14/15 06:34 PM
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So Liam is 1 week and 3 days old and he seems to only want to eat every 3-4 hours. He will eat a good 1 cc though. I try to feed him every hour, but he will turn his head away. Is it okay to feed him every 3 or 4 hours vs 1 to 2? I know on Sue's site she says that a 1-2 week old joey should be fed every hour or so, but then again it also says that they should only be eating 0.3-0.5 cc's at a time and like I said he is eating about 1 cc (maybe a little more). This won't harm him will it?

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Re: Baby & Feeding Question [Re: SuggieGirl16] #1395039
10/14/15 10:06 PM
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His eyes are open, that means he is at least two weeks oop already.

Joeys typically open their eyes 10 to 14 days after coming oop.

You should be going by the feeding directions for a 2 to 3 week old joey.


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Re: Baby & Feeding Question [Re: Feather] #1395051
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He officially came OOP on October 4th - I guess he must have decided to stay in there a little longer than usual smile

That makes me feel so much better. I was worried that he wasn't eating normally, or eating too much at a time. I'm glad he is right on track!


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