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This joey handling timetable and joey growth chart have both been requested many times over the years so it's time they are made available:

Timetable of Handling Joeys
Day  1-7         Just long enough to take a couple of pictures
Day  8-14       About 5-10 minutes
Day 15-21      About 10-15 minutes
Day 22-28      Up to a half hour
Day 29-35      Up to an hour
Day 36-42      Up to 2 hours
Day 43-49      Up to 4 hours
Day 50-56      Up to 6 hours
After 8-week oop mark, as long as you want to handle your joeys

Joey Weight Growth Chart
1 week OOP     12-22g
2 weeks OOP   16-26g
3 weeks OOP   17-27g
4 weeks OOP   23-33g
5 weeks OOP   30-40g
6 weeks OOP   35-45g
7 weeks OOP   40-50g
8 weeks OOP   45-60g
These weights given are average so do not be alarmed if your joey's weight is less or more than what the chart shows.  As long as your joey is eating and drinking, the joey is fine.

 

Size of Joeys IP
just in pouch..................about size of a grain of rice
about 2 weeks IP............size of a pea
about 4 weeks IP............size of a cocktail peanut
5-6 weeks IP..................size of a grape
8-9 weeks IP..................size of a whole peanut in shell

 

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