Lamb 'N' Kid Feeding Bottle
- One pint/500 ml capacity.
- Measurements on the side of the bottle.
- Graduated every 50 ml and each fl oz.
- Bottle with supplied Pritchard Teat available.
- Feeding bottle can be microwaved with milk inside it. (Remove the teat first. Latex melts!)
- The bottle is small enough to fit into pocket of coveralls.
How to Use
Cutting the Pritchard Teat—Teats are supplied with no hole in the end and must be cut before use. Two different techniques can be used to cut the teat:
- The most common technique is to use sharp scissors and snip the tip off cross-ways. The more you snip, the bigger the hole, so don't overdo it.
- An alternate method is to not cut off the tip, but instead carefully slit the end into two halves with a razor. The two halves snap back together when not in use and self seal the end of the teat. Most importantly, this self-sealing method of cutting the teat allows you to place the teat in a partially inverted position, from which the lambs can suck at will.
- Be sure not to lose the tiny metal ball that rattles when you shake the teat. The teat will leak without this ball. This rarely happens and primarily only from washing the teats too aggressively.
- Do not use Clorox® to disinfect teats. The strong chemical reacts with the latex and can cause rapid disintegration of the teat. Be aware of imitation Pritchard Teats currently on the market. They can be identified by their stiffer, molded rubber material. Pritchard Teats are made with soft pliable latex. We have found in experimenting with imitation teats that they are difficult to use with weak lambs, goat kids or tiny lambs from triplets or quads.
- Do not leave teats sitting in the sunlight. Especially do not leave them sitting on a window ledge inside a building. This "greenhouse" situation has been known to heat the red latex until it melts into a gooey blob. As all areas of high heat are bad for this type of latex, it's best not to leave them close to an "active" wood stove or furnace.
- Do not clean the teats in boiling water. Use only warm water with a small amount of dishwashing detergent.
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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Cheryl I from Florida
The top shelf in our pantry is designated for "bottle baby" supplies. After finding this "top shelf" feeding bottle via an internet search, you can be sure there will always be a few extra of these great bottles tucked up there! Love them and the Pritchard teats for all the same reasons mentioned in other reviews--sturdy, graduated markings, easy to clean, reasonable price and Premier 1 Supplies' great service. Just wish I had found both before I dropped a full glass bottle of sticky lamb replacer on the cement floor of the barn!
Patty S from Illinois
Great for the occasional orphaned/rejected goat kids. Easy to fill and wash. With measurements on the bottle, it makes it easier to keep track of who is getting what!
Victor F from Illinois
We raise hair sheep and love the bottles because of the markings, We have used the nipples in the past. Best nipples ever, Pritchard has two different nipple compounds bright red and a dark red, Dark red is the best.
Robin W from Texas
Perfect bottles for our Harlequin and Southdown Babydoll lambs. I appreciate the fact that you can see how much formula is being taken and if the bottle needs cleaned again.
Elizabeth A from NC
Great bottles, sturdy and effective for new lambs.