and comprehensive values for milk compositions in marupials are so far
available for only a few species.
milk formulas for marupials are based on published information on milk
composition in the Tammar Wallaby, Red-Neck Wallaby, Brushtail Possum
BIOLAC has been formulated to contain the correct amount of vitamins and
minerals. Therefore do not supplement BIOLAC with additional amounts of
any of these; note that some vitamins and minerals can produce symptoms
of toxicity, particularly vitamins A and D.
Do not dilute BIOLAC.
As a joey progresses to weaning, the level of lipid in the mother's milk
continues to increase; this lipid is a major source of energy for the
young. BIOLAC mimics these changes.
All joeys should have access to solid food from the transition period
The number of bottles can be reduced as a joey progresses toward permanent
pouch emergence, when the amount of solid food intake increases they joey
can slowly be weaned.
Pouch ermergence normally begins in
....Ringtail Possums - 100 days post partum
....Brushtail Possums - 130 days
....Red Kangaroos and most wallabies - 200
....Grey Kangaroos - 250 days
....Koalas - 240 days.