Babette's joey came out of her pouch on the 26th and she did not know how to get her back in. Many first time mothers have a difficult time with their joeys when they get this big. It's very important for the joey to stay warm so we needed to step in and help make sure the little one was safe and warm until we could get her back in the pouch. While she was out we checked her gender and discovered the tiniest of pouches on her naked belly! It's a girl!
She's been safely back in Babette's pouch since we helped her back in and we hope she grows big and strong in the coming weeks.
The joey is growing so fast that it won't be able to fit in momma's pouch much longer. This was two days ago, and yesterday the whole leg was hanging out. We're still waiting for the moment when we get to see that little face peering back at us. Until then we will keep making sure Quigley and Babette get lots of good nutritious food
It's finally official!!! We have a joey. It's been spotted and there's no mistaking that little ball of fur inside Babette's pouch. Hooray for another Brush-tailed bettong entering this world. We hope the little one goes on to do great things in their short life span. Very soon we should be able to see if it's a little boy or girl. We hope to be able to send them on their way to a new home where they can spread awareness and understanding of this amazing species and how important it is to keep them thr