Top 10 Images of Animals Being Bottle Fed

When I was younger I was never that lucky in life, not in love, certainly not in financial ways. But I would consider myself as being lucky when it comes to seeing and doing amazing things. And for me one of those amazing things was bottle feeding a cow. It was so hungry it was tugging really hard on the bottle as if it wanted me to remove the rubber teat and just pour the milk down its little throat! But for that small moment I was feeding that baby cow I looked back on my life and realised that as long as I remembered this moment I would forever have fond memories of the past to look back on instead of all the bad things. So come with me as I try to make not only myself but all of you smile as well as I bring you…


Top 10 Images of Animals Being Bottle Fed

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Bottle Feeding Babies


Baby Rhino Being Bottle Fed
Baby Rhino Being Bottle Fed

10 – How much does the Rhino charge for bottle feeding sessions?!?

FACT: Tears often mean she’s been hungry for a while. It’s better to feed a baby before the waterworks start, so look for hunger cues. These include flailing arms and legs, or making an expression that looks like rooting — she’ll open her mouth as if she’s searching for something.

Squirrel Being Bottle Fed
Squirrel Being Bottle Fed

9 – He goes nuts for almond milk!

FACT: Since a baby gets all his nutrients from milk, mealtime is vitally important. And a light-on-the-noise feeding makes it easier for baby to concentrate on eating. Of course, that’s not to say you can’t give him a bottle at the mall or in a crowded waiting room. But at home, turn off the TV and don’t answer the phone.

Baby Macaw Gets Bottle Fed
Baby Macaw Gets Bottle Fed

8 – I just need a little-flavoured milk to turn my beautiful feathers colourful!

FACT: If she’s spitting up, it’s usually not an allergic reaction but because she’s swallowed too much air. Each time she’s drunk about 2 ounces, help her get the air out — this should keep her from spitting up. (It can also cut down on the gas that comes out the other end.) Positions to try while patting her back: over-the-shoulder, tummy down, or sitting on your lap.

Cat Being Bottle Fed
Cat Being Bottle Fed

7 – Cats love milk anyway!

FACT: Your child knows when he’s had enough. If your baby stops feeding, don’t force him to eat more. “Pulling away from the bottle is a red flag that he’s done or needs to burp,” says Sarah Kreiger, RD, spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association.

Polar Bear Being Bottle Fed
Polar Bear Being Bottle Fed

6 – Wouldn’t he prefer a snow cone?!?

FACT: Mixing the wrong ratio of formula and water can have very big nutrition and weight consequences. Follow the directions on the label exactly, and use fluoride-free water when possible (too much of the mineral can discolour teeth). Also, prepare what you need only when you need it — a mixed formula that sits around, even in the fridge, can be unsanitary. If baby wakes you up to eat, try this tip from New York City mom Michele Bender: “I’d measure the formula and keep the powder, water, and bottle on my night table. I could mix it right there rather than having to go to the kitchen.”

Otter Being Bottle Fed
Otter Being Bottle Fed

5 – “This milk otter to the job just nicely!”

FACT: Even if her teeth haven’t started growing in, putting baby to bed with formula or juice can lead to dental decay and more potential problems that go on and on. Preventing this is easy. Just make feeding the first part of baby’s bedtime routine. If your child needs help falling asleep, give her a paci or lovely.

Alpaca Being Bottle Fed
Alpaca Being Bottle Fed

4 – Mr Alpaca won’t spit on your if you have a bottle of milk going spare!

FACT: If you give baby a cold or room-temp bottle from the get-go, she may prefer that. But if you know she likes warm bottles, you can run one under warm tap water for a few minutes, place a bottle in a pan of hot water (but first remove the pot from the stove), or try a bottle warmer. Don’t use the microwave; it might create hot spots that can burn baby’s mouth.

Bats Being Bottle Fed
Bats Being Bottle Fed

3 – I always thought bats liked blood not milk!

FACT: Sharing feedings gives both of you the chance to bond with baby and also to have some alone time. Katie Neitz, of Emmaus, Pennsylvania, adds: “I have so much more freedom since I’m not the only food source. Sam’s dad can feed him, and when other friends and relatives are over, they can feed him too.”

Fish Being Bottle Fed
Fish Being Bottle Fed

2 – Apparently if you mix a bit of fish food with some pure water fish go nuts for it!

FACT: With all the factors in favour of breastfeeding, you’d think it would be the easiest thing in the world. Wrong! For some mothers, breastfeeding really is a breeze but for others it’s hard work.

Dik-dik Antelope Being Bottle Fed
Dik-dik Antelope Being Bottle Fed

1 –  If I had bottle fed a Dik-dik Antelope I would have told the world!!!

FACT: Always support your baby’s back, shoulders and neck. He should be able to tilt his head back easily, and he shouldn’t have to ‘reach out’ to feed.

125 thoughts on “Top 10 Images of Animals Being Bottle Fed”

  1. I didn’t mind the fish as much as the bat. But like I said, I LOVE bats (just not in my house). Here in the eastern United States little brown bats are dying of a strange fungus. It will be a terrible loss to our eco-system if this cannot be reversed.

  2. lol surprisingly yes. I actually stopped at it for a really long time lol that one & the otter lol

  3. I need to go have a look for an ‘adult’ Macaw … I’ve never seen one. I need to know if they are indeed beautifully feathered. Thanks for this Russell.

  4. You and I have something in common.

    When I was a kid, our 4-H club had a farm. 4-H is a program for kids run by the Dept. of Agriculture here in the U.S. It’s much better than boy scouts or girl scouts since it doesn’t have any of the weird miltary stylings and is focused on science and conservation as well as farming. So, despite not growing up on a farm, I had the experience of working on one.

    We had a cow and we had her inseminated, which I will say was quite a sight. Then, shortly after she gave birth someone murdered her. So we all took shiftts feeding baby Sylvester. We had to wake up at all sorts of odd hours and go make formula and bottle feed the calf.

  5. *LOL* Thank you so much, and it does seem that the bottle fed fish has shocked a lot of people. But strangle a bottle fed Rhino seems to be accepted! *LOL* It is a funny world out there that is for sure.

  6. Reblogged this on Sonel's Corner and commented:
    A very interesting and fascinating blog. Thanks Russell. I truly enjoyed! 🙂

  7. Oh, I am very blessed indeed. Nowadays they come and visit me from the mountains and I do miss my little vervet and baboons but it is a good feeling to see others like them roaming around wild and free. 🙂

  8. I worked for a veterinarian and he confiscated the little vervet from people that shot his mother. So I ended up raising and rehabilitating him with a temporary permit from the Nature Reservation. After that we saved quite a few vervets like that and I even had an adult female that was chained to a tree for 7 years. She was only used to pig food and it was a delight to see her enjoying the fresh fruit and veggies we fed her. Then it was little baboons and I can tell you, that was quite a treat as well. I love them all. 🙂

  9. WOW! All those bottle-fed creatures are cute, and amazing, especially the bats, and fish?!?!? Wow! I loved every single picture. I used eye-drop bottles to feed my little kittens… brings back fond memories! 🙂

  10. They are so cute ! babies need affection and even the adults and so thus the animals, feeding is one thing but the affection that goes with the bottle feeding is very important and encouraging for animals and humans alike.

  11. Absolutely adorable! I once raised a little vervet and he was crazy about his bottle. 🙂 Great post and thanks for sharing. 🙂

  12. I’ll give the fish some love! When I left home, Mom had 33 aquariums in the house! Haven’t been in the hobby to speak of since then. Still like fish.

  13. Another round of Aww and Cute! Well done again Russell. I think it would be cool to feed a baby animal because I have never done it. One thing about your posts, you show me things I had no idea were here in the world. Who knew a fish and a bat could be bottle fed! Baby animals are always so cute – well, most, there are a few with a face only a mother could love. Not quite so cute as teenagers, rather gangly – adulthood is a completely different story. Good on you!

  14. Awwwwww! They’re all so cute! I have to say it again. Awwwwww! I never thought of a fish being bottle fed. I want to bring all of those animals home with me, excepte the fish. They’ll end up in my skillet!

  15. Oh I would feed them! I just never imagined feeding fish with a bottle! but I would love the chance to do it. Wonder if I got some fish I could train them?? haha!

  16. loved this Russell…it surprised me to see the bat and the fish in there though…just curious as to why these two would require bottle feeding?

  17. Otto and the polar bear for me, however to be honest they are all amazing. Animals give us unconditional love and that don’t care how much money we may or may not have. As always an amazing blog entry. Ivan

  18. well aren’t they all so cute! I love the giraffe! and the polar bear, and even the bat. But I have to admit the fish one had me surprised. 😉

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