Red Rubber Teats
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Leanne A from Missouri
Difficult for very young kids but perfect teat for older kids, especially those that fight over the bucket teats. Durable and long lasting.
Caryl B from Virginia
I switch to these rubber nipples when the lambs start biting holes in the latex nipples, unless the lambs are particularly small, then I just sigh and keep replacing the latex nipples until they get a mouth big enough to use the rubber. The lamb seems to need to be a certain size mouth before they can use the rubber nipples. I also watch the lambs, to make sure all have managed to figure out the rubber nipples, before just hanging the bucket and walking away. I've also found that if the lambs are getting enough milk, that is when they tend to destroy the rubber nipples on me. I found it was important, if it is free choice milk, that the milk is always there. However, there was this one lamb who would go through a nipple in one use--I just elected to wean that lamb earlier and all was well.
Kirk & Kellie M from Texas
We have used these nipples for two weeks now and they are holding up fine. Our issue is that one was sent with a larger slit in the tip which has caused some consistant leakage. We would still recommend, they are working well for our six bottle babies. The system has lightened our work load.
William S from New York
I have also had problems with my goat kids chewing holes in these nipples. The natural latex has outlasted them at least 10 fold. Very few have lasted more than 24 hours. After speaking to a local sheep farmer, she said they had the same problem with their lambs. I believe the inflexibility of the rubber causes frustration in the lambs and kids, hence the chewing. I would not recommend. The natural latex nipples have been working great, so I'm ordering more to replace the rubber ones (they seal better, too... no tool needed). I also think the latex nipples may be more environmentally friendly (no dyes and lower carbon footprint in the manufacturing process).
Crystal E from California
These nipple will last a season at our place. We start with the latex for the first week or two and then switch to the rubber. And since we're raising show lambs, we leave them on the bucket for at least 45 days, sometimes all the way to 60. We haven't had problems with lambs chewing on them like others apparently have.