Wide Mouth Lamb 'N' Kid Feeding Bottle
- 16 oz or 500 ml.
- Feeding bottle can be microwaved with milk inside it. (Remove the teat first. Latex melts!)
- Wide mouth makes it easy to add and mix milk in the bottle.
- Offset cap location allows better milk flow in bottle racks.
- Can be cleaned by hand or in a dishwasher.
How to Use
- Wash before each use.
- Screw off lid.
- Fill as needed.
- Screw lid back on.
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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Joanne P from California
I am an animal rehabber. Every single bottle was marked differently, completely unreliable. Easy to fill, and they were even easier to throw in the trash. I sent notes about it, even a photo. They didn't care. I'll buy from Walmart, cheaper and better customer service.
Gregory M from Oklahoma
I absolutely love these bottles. They have a wide mouth and I can milk straight into them and then feed the kid right there within a minute of milking the doe.
Forget the baby bottles and other methods. This is by far the best way to bottle feed the baby goats.
I took their advice and split the Pritchard nipple instead of cutting it off and it worked a lot better with a lot less milk wasted.
Bonnie R from Southern USA
Loves these! I raise small dairy goats but large size bottle makes it so I can bring one or two bottles out to feed multiple kids. Wide mouth for easy pouring & cleaning.
David C from Missouri
Pour in milk, measure in feeding bottle, pour into coffee pot to warm, pour back in bottle and feed.
Save washing one item-measuring cup. If feeding several times a day saving having to wash one item each time adds up.
Kerri C from Illinois
Perfect for feeding,so easy to clean. No problems with this bottle. My lamb is doing great
Wish I had bought 2!