Kid hasn't "learned" to drink water

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by PsRumors, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. PsRumors

    PsRumors New Member

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    Apr 11, 2009
    Cartersville, GA
    Kid is three months old and is one of a set of twins. Mom has been great and the one twin is doing fine with no issues.

    This kid started showing signs of an issue. She was laying around, not following mom and just kind of lazy. Her tounge was a pale pink and she had no energy. She was eating off mom and no diahrea.

    We couldn't figure out what was going on until watching her closely for a day. She isn't drinking water and mom is starting to wean her.

    We can give her a bottle of water and she will drink it right up.

    The wife and I are taking turns going out every couple hours and giving her water. As long as we do that she eats grass / weeds and acts normal. She has clean water available but just doesn't seem to know to drink out of the trough.

    What can we do?
     
  2. Mully

    Mully New Member

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    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    Use a turkey baster filled with water and squeeze slow so that the goat gets the idea that it is something to drink also have a water dish empty where you are going to give her a drink as she is drinking lower the baster into the water dish (empty) and squirt the warte in the dish and the goat will get the ides ...may take several tries . Good Luck !!
     

  3. PsRumors

    PsRumors New Member

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    Apr 11, 2009
    Cartersville, GA
    She has no problem drinking from the syringe. She likes it. I think she is just looking for a teat to drink from.

    We'll try the baster trick.
     
  4. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Can she reach the water? We put cinder blocks around them so kids can step up. Just a thought.
     
  5. PsRumors

    PsRumors New Member

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    Apr 11, 2009
    Cartersville, GA
    Yup, she can. We have a short trough.
     
  6. 4kids

    4kids New Member

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    Jul 21, 2009
    tempt her with gatorade