The Butterballs are drinking their formula from a dish now. They turned 3 weeks old on Wednesday, and I began feeding them with a syringe, then with a spoon, and now, they are slurping away like big dogs already.
The one on one time of holding them and spoon feeding the formula to their happy, little faces was good bonding time. But puppies need to grow and become independent, so I caved in and pan the pan out for them.
At 4 weeks they will start getting formula mixed with soft food, and I will once again go back to spoon feeding part time. I give them soft food on a spoon, when they sit patiently and wait their turn.
After a few rounds of turns, the rest of the can of food goes into a bowl for them to finish.