Supplies in 2021

When covid began I had increasing difficulty in sourcing stock

the bad news is that several items are out of stock until further notice

these include

glass syringes

digital scales and thermometers

When these items come back into stock I will post them back on the website and my facebook page

I still have glass bottles and plenty of teats in both silicone and latex

the stainless steel moulds are not available either as I split up with my husband who used to make them

the best way to order is to e-mail me at anmacropod@bigpondcom

or call me on 0498622948

2020 was a busy year for me as I moved house and that meant also moving my business

I’m now living on a community in Blue Knob which is near Nimbin in NSW

living completely off grid in the rainforest and endeavoring to grow most of my own food

living off grid has its challenges especially when there are days of rain and not much power is generated

my new home in the rainforest

In the past few months I have raised 4 Flying-fox pups who all went off to creche this week

Harmony a Grey-headed Flying-fox who came into care when her mother was attacked by a dog

I send teats all over the world where they are used to feed a variety of animals

this is a picture of an Ant-eater that was rejected by its mother and is being raised at a zoo

there are successfully feeding it using a T-1 latex teat

Ant Eater using a T-1 Latex teat

Making teats has its own challenges

you cannot make latex teats if it is raining or very humid as they do not dry

if it is too hot the latex drips off the moulds leaving rivulets

the silicone needs to be used when it is cool or it sets too quickly

when you order you may end up with some freebies of imperfect teats that did not make the grade

wishing you all a happy and healthy 2021

How to Make Silicon Teats

What you will need

  • Teat Moulds
  • A wooden board to insert your moulds so they stand upright to dry
  • Silicon.  I buy my silicon from Dalchem  here is the link to their website https://dalchem.com.au/
  • Silicon dye if you want to add colour to the teats you make, also available from Dalchem
  • small jewellery scales to weigh out equal parts of part A and part B.  I bought mine online
  • small kitchen spatula for scraping out the silicon from drip cups
  • chopstick for mixing silicon
  • small containers such as medicine cups to use a drip cups, you could also use eggcups

Here is the link to my video which shows you how to make silicon teats.

How to make Wildlife Teats using silicon

This is the first video I have made so it is not perfect but will show you the steps involved in making the teats.  My fantastic neighbour Bart Stenhouse, who is a talented musician filmed the video for me.  If you want to listen to some great music then check out his site at the link below

https://bartstenhouse.com/

I would love your feedback on this video. I will  be posting it on my facebook page @WildlifeRehabSupplies.  Feel free to share this video with your fellow wildlife carers.

I hope the video gives you the confidence to have a go at making the silicon teats and I am happy to answer any questions you may have

send me an e-mail at anmacropod@bigpond.com

Stainless Steel Teat Moulds

We relocated from Queensland to #Northern Rivers at the end of May 2017 and our range of teat moulds have been unavailable for sale since then.  I apologise once again for the very long delay.  The building of our new shed has been completed and the electrician is almost finished wiring it up, so we will soon have power for a metal lathe and can get back into production.

 

Video on how to make latex teats coming soon  …….

 

Ordering Teats

If you do not want to make your own teats or are not ready to make them at the moment, then you can order your teats from me in either silicon or latex.

Check out the teats page to see the wide range we have on offer wildlife teats

Orders are sent out promptly and we have many happy customers who are repeat buyers

if you are unsure of what to buy please contact me at anmacropod@bigpond.com and we  can discuss your requirements

Photo Competition

Recently I ran a photo competition on my facebook page @WildlifeRehabSupplies 

Here is the winning photo submitted by Nell Pedzik who has won $50 worth of wildlife teats

Congratulations Nell

 

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look at me, I am so clever

Thank you to everyone who entered. As a runner up prize I am offering all who entered a 10% discount of their next orders.  I found it very difficult to make a choice as all the photos were great.  I think you will all agree that Nell’s photo deserved the prize.

There were some fantastic photos entered in the competition

here are some of the great photos that were entered

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I really enjoyed seeing the animals using the teats that I make

if you are interested in making your own have a look at the video that I posted showing you how to make silicon teats.

 

Wildlife Conference

I am very excited as I have booked my flights and accommodation for the upcoming wildlife conference in July.  Hope to meet up with some of you there

If all goes to plan I will have a trade table and will be selling latex and silicon teats and other wildlife supplies

here is the link for the conference http://sydney.awrc.org.au/