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I just got 2 new Nigerian Dwarf wethers, they are bonding really slowly with me. How do I make them bond? One is a bottle baby but is kinda weaned off but still needs it, and the other isn't a bottle baby. Both are 10-12 weeks old! Their mother and father are from Kickapoo Creek Nigerians, but the lady is friends with the owner and bought 2 of her does! I just need help with bonding. They got here 1 1/2 day ago!
 

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Spend time with and around them....be busy doing something in their area and ignore them...their internal curiosity will draw them to you and be the only one that feeds them....being wethers, they won't need any grain...I fed mine alfalfa oat pellets or plain alfalfa pellets...this helps to avoid urinary calculi which can be deadly....I also used Manna Pro goat minerals for them as it contains an additive that helps to prevent them from forming....mine preferred the loose minerals over the blocks and with the Manna Pro the salt is already in it.... :)
 

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Spend time with and around them....be busy doing something in their area and ignore them...their internal curiosity will draw them to you and be the only one that feeds them....being wethers, they won't need any grain...I fed mine alfalfa oat pellets or plain alfalfa pellets...this helps to avoid urinary calculi which can be deadly....I also used Manna Pro goat minerals for them as it contains an additive that helps to prevent them from forming....mine preferred the loose minerals over the blocks and with the Manna Pro the salt is already in it.... :)
Yes I have Manna Pro minerals too! Not block
 

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Spend time with and around them....be busy doing something in their area and ignore them...their internal curiosity will draw them to you and be the only one that feeds them....being wethers, they won't need any grain...I fed mine alfalfa oat pellets or plain alfalfa pellets...this helps to avoid urinary calculi which can be deadly....I also used Manna Pro goat minerals for them as it contains an additive that helps to prevent them from forming....mine preferred the loose minerals over the blocks and with the Manna Pro the salt is already in it.... :)
So the baby that is bottle feed, the lady said to do that which can help bond, he won't take the bottle, she also wants me to do it once a day too because he is super small. He just won't take the bottle!
 

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As long as he is eating, he should be fine....I would offer it for another week or 2, but wouldn't be too concerned about it if he doesn't....I'm not sure what trees ya may have around, but a real favorite of mine was sweetgum and live oak....also, honeysuckle....ya may get some branches with green leaves on it and let them have some as a treat...just don't over do it at this stage as his system develops there will be less chance of bloat and make sure to have hay available at all times....their gut needs balance to function properly....as they age they will self regulate.....hope ya enjoy yours as much as we did.... :thumbsup
 

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As long as he is eating, he should be fine....I would offer it for another week or 2, but wouldn't be too concerned about it if he doesn't....I'm not sure what trees ya may have around, but a real favorite of mine was sweetgum and live oak....also, honeysuckle....ya may get some branches with green leaves on it and let them have some as a treat...just don't over do it at this stage as his system develops there will be less chance of bloat and make sure to have hay available at all times....their gut needs balance to function properly....as they age they will self regulate.....hope ya enjoy yours as much as we did.... :thumbsup
Thank you, I have Orchard grass avaible to them at all times!
 

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