- Pritchard Teat, with washer
- Fits all Lamb ‘N’ Kid bottles; both wide-mouth and standard
- Pritchard Teat, without washer
- Fits wide-mouth Lamb ‘N’ Kid bottles sold after Dec 1, 2019. Also fits all standard-mouth Lamb 'N' Kid bottles and most plastic soda bottles.
How to Use
How to cut 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 was recently shown to us by one of our shepherds. Using the new technique, do not cut off the tip, but instead carefully slit the end into two halves with a razor knife. 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.
Shepherd’s Choice™ Management TipDo NOT cut off the tip!Instead carefully slit the outer end of tip into two halves with a razor, scalpel or very sharp scissors. The halves should snap together and help self-seal the end of teat when not in use.
- Do not put bottles with attached teats in the microwave. Remove the teat first, otherwise it will melt.
- 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 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.
- 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 the molded teats that they are difficult to use with weak lambs, goat kids or tiny lambs from triplets or quads.
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.
Teats and NipplesItem #562700 -
Easy to clean, wide-mouth plastic bottle for feeding orphan lambs or goat kids.$6.50
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Lee E from Indiana
I haven’t used it yet, however it appears to be good value.
Ralph S from Pennsylvania
Don’t like how the nipple has been redesigned. Too pointed and sharp. Not a natural shape to mimic the nipple of a ewe.
Koriana B from Florida
Perfect goat bottle nipples. Better than the ones that come with the original bottles (too stiff and my goaties bite through them quickly). I bought 8 but the first one is still in perfect condition after 2 weeks of feeding 3 babies 4 times a day. One baby that wasn’t understanding how to suck, picked up immediately when I tried with the original Pritchards. These are perfect size and softness. I would not purchase anything else.
Brenda M from Missouri
Thomas R from Iowa
These always work well for the newborn orphans. They’re small and flexible.