when do wolf pups sop drinking moms milk.... plz tell me

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when do wolf pups sop drinking moms milk.... plz tell me

Post by she wolf » Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:29 pm

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i was wondering when wolf pups stop drinking moms milk

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Re: when do wolf pups sop drinking moms milk.... plz tell me

Post by Songdog » Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:43 pm

They begin to eat regurgitated meat at 2 weeks, but are not fully weened off milk until about five weeks.

For complete developmental process of pups, visit this link:
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Neonatal Period
(from birth to 12 - 14 days, when eyes open) Birth: Born approximately one pound, blind, deaf, darkly furred, small ears, rounded heads, and little if any sense of smell. They are unable to control own body temperature. Their motor capacities are limited to a slow crawl and to sucking and licking. They possess a good sense of balance, taste and touch. Nursing pups feed four or five times a day for periods of three to five minutes. On average, females will gain 2.6 lbs. and males 3.3 lbs. per week for the next fourteen weeks. This time is known as the "period of maximal growth."

Transition Period
(eye opening until about 20 - 24 days) 2 weeks: Eyes open and are blue at 11-15 days, but vision is poor. They can start eating small pieces of meat regurgitated by adults. Pups begin to stand, walk, growl and chew.

Socialization Period
(20 - 24 days until about 77 days) 3 weeks: Begin appearing outside the den and romping and playing near the entrance; hearing begins (~27 days, ears begin to raise; ~31 days, ears erect but with tips still flopping); canines and premolar teeth present. 4 weeks: Weigh 5-6 lbs.; grow adult hair around nose and eyes; bodies begin to take on conformation of adults with disproportionately large feet and head; high-pitched howls are gaining strength; mother may go off for hours on end to hunt; dominance and play fighting begin. 5 weeks:Gradual process of weaning begins. Can follow adults up to one mile from den. 8 weeks: Disproportionately large feet and head. 8-10 weeks: Adults abandon den and move pups to rendezvous site; weaning complete, pups can feed on food provided by adults; adult hair becomes apparent on body. 8-16 weeks: Eyes gradually change from blue to yellow-gold.

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Re: when do wolf pups sop drinking moms milk.... plz tell me

Post by she wolf » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:28 pm

thx for telling me
it waz helpful
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