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GREY-HEADED FLYING FOXHome

Typical Composition per Liter of Prepared Milk Replacer
Milk Powder Solids 170 g Riboflavin
(Vit B2)
   1.0 mg Protein   50 g
Folic Acid    0.5 mg Fat   30 g Biotin
(Vit H)
65 g
Carbohydrate  63 g Cyanocobalamin
(Vit B12)
 20 g ME    3.2 MJ
Calcium    1.1 g a-Tocopherol
(Vit E)
 12 mg Phosphorus    0.9 g
Retinol
(Vit A)
   1.0 mg Potassium    0.7 g Cholecalciferol
(Vit D3)
 10 g
Sodium    0.6 mg Phytomenadione
(Vit K1)
   1.8 mg Magnesium 100 mg
Choline  70 mg Iron  10 mg Inositol  50 mg
Zinc    1.8 mg Ascorbic Acid
(Vit C)
 35 mg Manganese    1.0 mg
Nicotinic acid
(Vit B3)
 28 mg Copper    0.8 mg Pantothenic Acid
(Vit B5)
  9 mg
Iodine  70 g Thiamine
(Vit B1)
   2.5 mg Selenium  15 g
Pyridoxine (Vit B6)    1.8 mg

Growth & Feed Chart
Age Arm Leg Weight Feed   Age Arm Leg Weight Feed
days mm mm grams ml/day   days mm mm grams ml/day
2 58 31 88 24   32 96 47 160 37
4 63 33 93 25   36 100 48 170 38
8 71 37 102 26   40 103 50 179 40
12 77 39 112 28   44 106 51 188 41
16 81 41 122 30   48 108 52 198 43
20 86 43 131 32   52 112 53 207 45
24 90 44 141 34   56 114 54 217 46
28 93 46 150 35   60 116 55 228 48a

a Milk volume now depends on other food consumed. If uncertain about what to feed or when to commence weaning, consult your Wombaroo supplier


Directions for Use:

  • Body weight should not be used to estimate age. Use these tables only as a guide.The tables do not take into account regional differences in size or variations in size due to sex. It is important to weigh young flying foxes regularly to confirm growth.

  • Overfeeding can cause diarrhea so feed the suggested milk volumes in our tables.

  • Provide fresh drinking water between feeds on hot days.

  • Feed Impact Colostrum Supplement to new-borns who did NOT receive maternal colostrum.

  • If uncertain about what to feed or when to commence weaning, consult your Wombaroo supplier.


References:
George, H. 1985. "Notes on Hand-Rearing the Grey-Headed Flying Fox, Pteropus Poliocephalus."

George, H. 1990. Grey-headed Flying Foxes in "Care and Handling of Australian Native Animals". Ed. S. J. Hand. Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty. Ltd. Sydney.

Rich, B.G. 1987. "Proximate Analysis of the Milk of the Grey-Headed Flying Fox, Pteropus Poliocephalus". Unpublished data.

Stellar, D.C. 1986. "The Dietary Energy and Nitrogen Requirements of the Grey-Headed Flying Fox, Pteropus Poliocephalus". Aust. J. Zool. 34, pp. 339-349

Thomas, D.W. 1984. "Fruit Intake and Energy Budgets of Frugivorous Bats".
Physiol. Zool. 57, pp. 457-467.