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Hand-rearing some orphans

I have been hand rearing some orphaned phascogales from near Bendigo. These little guys have been growing incredibly quickly and will be released back into the wildlife within the next few weeks. When I first received them, they were still dependent on a formula replacing their mother's milk. They are now weaned and eating a variety of invertebrates and mince meat. The latter needs to be frozen to reduce the chances of poisoning from toxoplasmosis. They also enjoy sucking out the nectar of Callistemon (bottlebrush). Photo shows when I first got them. I estimated the age at about 16 weeks based on development of teeth. The weight of each was 29-31g.


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