Wide Mouth Lamb 'N' Kid Feeding Bottle
Easy to clean, wide-mouth plastic bottle for feeding orphan lambs or goat kids.
Use a bottle rack to allow lambs and goat kids to self-feed.
- O-Ring in blue cap fits more securely. The result is fewer O-Rings lost.
- Plastic material has been changed to increase transparency. Expect better visibility of liquid contents and fewer misshapen/wobbly bottles.
- Both Pritchard Teat styles—those with washers and those without—can be used without leaking.
- Printed ink measurements have been re-added. Embossed measurements can still be found on the opposite side.
- 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.
When feeding, position the teat as high as a normal mother’s teat, about 9"–12" above the ground.
Why so low? When a young ruminent stretches out its neck to nurse, their esophagus elongates and forms a groove that carries the milk into the 4th stomach (the abomasum).
If the neck is not stretched, the milk falls into the first stomach instead of the 4th. But the first stomach is intended for grass and hay. It doesn’t digest milk well. A first stomach with too much milk enlarges to form a “potbelly”—and the lamb/kid can’t thrive.
- 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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Lauren M from Virginia
We’ve used these bottles for a while and have loved them. BUT with this last purchase (5/19), the bottles were flimsy, the side measurements are impossible to read and the lids didn’t fit well.
Alisia P from Wisconsin
This bottle is much more convenient to use than ones I've bought previously. The double lid makes it easy to pour milk or formula powder into the bottle. The measurement marks were in raised plastic so they didn't rub off immediately. And the Pritchard teat is a durable rubber and easily cut to adjust the flow of milk.
Ruth A from Texas
Agree with other recent reviews. Bottom if bottle is rounded and tips easily when trying to fill. If you are trying to feed more than one baby, it is too time consuming messing with all the parts, two lids to screw on and off and a rubber seal that doesn't seem to fit correctly and is constantly falling out. Wide mouth bottle was enticing but if you wash your bottles right away it is not worth the trouble. Bottles that go with the yellow nipples and a funnel work better for us and can be used in the blue bottle racks that attach to fence or panels. Can't read numbers in the bottle they are not marked in black or blue. Just raised plastic. This also costs you time at every feeding.
Marilyn B from Washington
Love these for feeding the kids. Wish we had discovered them 4 years ago!
Niki S from Pennsylvania
I really wanted to like these bottles but I hate them. I thought the fact that they would be easier to clean would be great. Frankly that is the only thing they have going for them. First that raised ounce measurement on the side is useless. You can't tell how much you have poured in very easily. The others are marked in blue so you can easily see. Second these are made of very cheap plastic material, I do not think they will last. My other premier bottles I have had for years and years. Third, I have small hands and these bottles just feel awkward to me. So no I wouldn't recommend this bottle unless you have no other option and I would prefer it if Premier brought back the old style bottle they used to sell.