Bennett’s Wallaby

Bennett’s Wallabies are the most popular Wallaby found in the United States. They are considered to make the best pets because they have no odor on their bodies, are docile, and are the most hearty as they are able to handle a wide range of climates.

There are of course individual personalities and temperaments between wallabies, but bottle-raised wallabies who receive continuous contact with humans tend to remain friendly and affectionate throughout their life.

Bennett & Boomer Wallaby

Bennett first came to our family as a 3-pound joey and we enjoyed bottle raising him and bonding with him until he went into his enclosure full-time.  He continues to love having his cheeks and ears rubbed and is affectionate and curious.  He absolutely loves cilantro, his bottles and his pouch.

Boomer came to our family when he was approximately 18 months old from a facility in Oklahoma.  We are so grateful for the opportunity to raise him and have a friend for Bennett.  Boomer  has a sweet personality and although he is more cautious he is curious and friendly.  Boomer absolutely loves sweet potato, cilantro and wheat bread.

Both boys were castrated by Dr. K at Broward Avian Vet.  Although intact males can be kept together if there is no female to fight over, if you do not plan on breeding and want to keep your males as pets, it is recommended that you have them castrated.

Wallabies at Weisberg Stables

More About Bennett’s Wallabies

Wallabies are marsupials, which means the infants are born extremely small (30 days gestation) and crawl into the mother’s pouch where they attach themselves to a nipple and continue to grow and develop.  When they are fully furred, at approximately six to seven months of age, they can be taken to be bottle fed and socialized with humans.  If left with their mother most wallabies are weaned at 10 months.  It is not uncommon for bottle-raised wallabies to remain on the bottle till they are at least 12 months old. Some bottle-raised wallabies never give up their bottle and continue to receive one diluted bottle through adulthood as a way to stay close with their keeper.

Bennett Wallabies live for approximately 12-15 years.

They are approximately 30”-36” tall and weigh 30-50 lbs. at full maturity. Males are generally larger.

Their diet consists of mostly grasses, herbs and leaves. In captivity they receive Timothy Hay, Orchard Hay, grasses, rolled oats, dark leafy greens, cilantro, parsley, Sweet Potato, string beans, apples and Kangaroo/Wallaby pellets.

A new source for hay that we love for our wallabies is Small Pet Select.

Books

David McCauley has a guide to wallabies including interactive CD and offers private consulting as well.

Lynda Staker’s macropod husbandry guide

 

Wallaby Supplies

Custom made Pouches and Totes for Wallabies are available from PeeWee’s Pampered Pets

 

Pellets, Milk, Hay

Healthy Hopper Kangaroo and Wallaby Pellets

Mazuri Kangaroo and Wallaby Pellets

Perfect Pets offers joey pouches, Wombaroo milk replacer, bottles and nipples.

A new source for hay that we love for our wallabies is Small Pet Select.

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