Red Rubber Teats
How to Use
If the milk flow seems too slow, take a Pocket Scalpel (or other sharp knife) and enlarge the “X” slit in the end of the teat. Be careful! Do NOT cut the end too large or the milk will constantly leak out.
Cannot be used on soda pop bottles.
Do NOT leave empty bottles or bucket feeders in the orphan pen. Lambs and kids will chew on nipples (in an attempt to feed) and damage the teats. A habit that is not easily reversed.
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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Premier’s Orphan Feeding Buckets include everything you need to feed milk replacer to orphan lambs and goat kids. 2 gallon and 4 gallon options.$44.65
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Krystal C from Washington
These nipples I have found are the best for the milk buckets! They don’t leak, but they do wear with constant use. Spare nipples for hand bottle feeding/training to bucket are always necessary to have. These last long enough to get a handful of kids thru to weaning, but may need to replace more often depending how many kids are on a bucket. Even helps with nipple chewers! They are stronger than the latex and hold their shape well.
Aaron E from Iowa
Very durable and easier to install than the latex teats. We do enlarge one pair of the slits slightly to give faster milk flow. We move to this style after about a week of age.
Endine K from North Dakota
These nipples make feeding with our bucket feeder so nice!
Melissa R from Georgia
I use on Nigerian Dwarfs and they work great! I start with the Pritchard Teat nipple and transition them to this on a bucket feeder. We use the rubber washer on front and back of the bucket and have no leaks!
Craig S from Wisconsin
These new red rubber teats are terrible. They have all failed in the first 2 weeks of use with 3 orphan kids. This product used to be great. I purchased some in Feb. 2021 that lasted for 4 months with the same number of kids using them as 2022. The nipple opening on the old ones eventually got too large in 2022, the second year.
These new ones purchased in 2022 lasted a week, had large tears halfway up the nipple. The 3 we installed have all failed. I don’t even want to use the 4th one we purchased. Need to find a different solution until weaning.
It’s been our shepherd’s experience that it’s usually the latex teats that wear out first. It’s not uncommon that some of Premier orphan lambs have unusually sharp teeth (which may explain why their mothers rejected them), and so are able to rapidly damage artificial teats.