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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:58 am
by amber stepp
last night was the first night that i have got to hold the babies and mom watched me the whole time well when i put them all back in the cage it was also the first night mom has left the babies behind in the pouch with dad he also was watching my every move with the babies well this morning when i got up both mom and dad were out an about in the cage both babies left in the pouch they seemed to be ok now moms leaveing one of the babies behind when i put him back with her she takes him just fine what do i need to do should i help feed and then put him back with mom or just let it be and see what happens i just dont want to end up with a dead baby and im not sure on what day they came out of the pouch please help

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:41 am
by moorie
Parents often leave joey's in the pouch while they go off doing other things, I've seen mums carrying one joey and leaving the other.  All you can do is keep your eye on them, and if possible weigh them every couple of days to make sure they're gaining weight.  When you handle them just check them over gently for any bites or wounds. 

You should also read THIS just in case.