Designed by a wildlife rehabber, this latex nipple features a kneading pad for little paws to grip and knead for more natural nursing. The oversized base also helps prevent accidental swallowing.
- Fits our slip-tip and luer-lock syringes (see details below)
- Also fits small nurser bottles for kittens and puppies*
- Comes with a convenient pre-made hole
- More durable than silicone
- Washable and reusable. Wash with soap and hot water after each use
- Made with care in the USA
- Syringes sold separately
Miracle Nipple - Mini Size
The all-purpose nipple for kittens. Also for newborn squirrels, flyers, rats, mice, chipmunks, bunnies, newborn toy puppies, and other smaller mammals. Fits all of our syringes plus 2 oz nursing bottles. For best results, use with luer-lock syringes.*
Miracle Nipple - Regular Size
The all-purpose nipple for squirrels and other small mammals, including toy breed puppies, older kittens, bunnies, newborn raccoons, opossums and other small- to medium-sized mammals. Fits all of our syringes plus 2 oz nursing bottles. For best results, use with luer-lock syringes.*
Miracle Nipple - Large Size
For medium to large mammals such as raccoons, medium-large breed puppies, large exotic cats, coyotes, fox, bobcat, etc. Sold as a kit that includes 2 nipples and one 10 cc and one 20 cc luer-lock syringe. Fits our 5cc luer-lock, 10cc luer-lock, and 20cc luer-lock syringes plus larger nursing bottles.*
*Henry's recommends using syringes when feeding newborn baby mammals. A syringe allows you to control the flow precisely, with less chance of aspiration. Large puppies and older kittens may do fine with a bottle. Never use a bottle with baby squirrels, flyers, rats or mice at any age.
Using a quality O-ring syringe instead of a bottle allows you to control the flow so you don't drown the kitten in formula, which can cause the kitten to avoid the nipple. (Don't use cheap syringes; they stick!) The Miracle Nipple feels more like mom, so the kitten will latch on. This kitten was refusing to latch on or feed willingly when fed with a bottle and standard nipple. The foster mom was very happy at how well she did with the new setup: "Little Moe was 91 grams when i got her at 9 days old and actually lost weight. She started gaining double digits with the Miracle Nipples and syringes and weighed 201 grams yesterday at 20 days old. We are getting there!"
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Happy Healthy Baby Squirrels
Posted by Michelle, Panama City, Florida on 11th Oct 2017
I am very pleased with miracle nipples. Before trying this product I was not happy with what I was using. Once I found these I'll never go back. They are worth the money and well priced. They last for many feedings and clean up is super easy.
EXACTLY what every Rehabber needs- Novice to Expert!
Posted by Marty on 9th Oct 2017
Seriously- look no further- This is what you are looking for! This nipple is outstanding. You don't have to wonder if the hole is too big, or if the nipple will hold up to baby's teeth. When I see the little paws gripping and kneading the base of the nipple, I know the baby is comfortable! If I needed one item to raise wild babies, this is it! (A Luer Lock syringe is outstanding, as well.)
Buy this NOW. You will not regret it!
Posted by H. Asumen on 7th Oct 2017
I'm new at the whole fostering kittens things and so I've bought several store brand kitten nursing kits and the nipple was just too big for these poor babies to suckle on! Now I'm not saying they're bad, since I have seen more experienced fosters able to make kittens suckle on them but I can't and I used to dread syringe feeding kittens because I was afraid I'd push too much milk and it would end up coming out of their nose. For a while I just assisted with nursing kittens while a more experienced foster (ahem vet sister) would watch over me. Now that I've found this miracle nipple I can nurse all by myself because kittens just latch on immediately! Just awesome, I don't have to worry about pushing too hard because kittens do all the work sucking the milk like they do from momma cat!
Posted by Teresa on 5th Oct 2017
Posted by Sandy on 26th Sep 2017
I bought two sizes. The regular and the mini. I am fostering 6 newborn kittens and 2 needed assistance in nursing. They didn't like the regular very much but did great with the mini. I used the luer-lock syringe for feedings and it goes easy every time.
Henry's Response: Yes, the "Mini" definitely works best for most kittens!
Posted by Unknown on 19th Sep 2017
I got this for a friend with puppies and it saved their lives!
Well worth the investment
Posted by Unknown on 14th Sep 2017
My baby squirrel loves this thing; it is natural and he does not choke on it
The Miracle Nipple Lives Up To It's Name!!!
Posted by Unknown on 11th Sep 2017
After rescuing a baby squirrel, I was told by a rehabber to buy the fox valley formula... well while on this site, I came across the miracle nipple. This baby is very picky and would not take to any nipple and did not like the small syringes. I got this in the mail along with my formula and blocks and syringes and he took to it like a charm! Best, least messy, and happiest (on his part and mine) feeding we have had yet! I will always recommend Henry's Pets to anyone with baby animals! The customer service and the products are the best!!
Posted by TCI on 8th Sep 2017
This works great for tiny kittens, and we use them A LOT as I run a rescue and always have bottle babies. The only issue i've ran into, is that they do not last long. After maybe 4 weeks of use, they literally deteriorate and fall apart. I don't put mine thru the dishwasher or anything, simply just rinse after use. But it doesn't seem to matter what you do with it. 4 weeks is just about all they last for.
Henry's Response: Keep the nipples sealed in a plastic bag when not in use, and away from sunlight.
Miracle Nipples - you will be amazed !!
Posted by Sue De La Franier on 6th Sep 2017
I was very intrigued by the YouTube video and all the recommendations. I was having difficulties with the bottle/nipples found in pet stores. I have always been puzzled with why they didn't come with a hole already in place. I decided to give the Miracle Nipples a try as really there was nothing to lose. Henry's prompt and impressively quick delivery allowed me to give these a try when the orphaned kitten was 2 weeks old. I purchased both the mini and regular Nipples. The nipple glides into the kittens little mouth with ease. The kitten was quick to latch on and start nursing from it. Feeding has never been easier and less stressful as I wasn't worried about aspirating. I have been using the mini nipple for about a week now and I find it to be very good quality, easy to clean and durable. I am glad I also purchased the regular Miracle Nipple so I will be all set when the kitten grows into it. Fostering for a rescue group I am sure I will get a lot of use out of these. I will definitely be purchasing more and especially through Henry's. A huge thanks to the person who designed these and made them available for purchase.
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