Pet lambs are lambs that cannot be fed by their mothers. They are then
looked after by the farmer or by farm helpers. There are several reasons
why a lamb may not be fed by its mother. Sometimes when a sheep gives
birth to three lambs it cannot always provide enough milk for all three.
One of them may become a pet lamb while the mother continues to feed the
pet lamb being bottle fed
cannot always feed triplets
Pet lambs are not fed on sheeps milk. They are fed with a special formula
milk which is very expensive. It contains multi-vitamins. The bottle is
placed in the lamb's mouth and squeezed to squirt in the milk. Lambs cannot
be fed on cows milk because it contains too much protein and may damage
the lambs kidneys.