When a joey (baby wallaby) is born, it is blind, furless, weighs less than a gram and is about the size of a jellybean. You may only catch the shortest glimpse of a joey this size as it crawls into the mothers pouch where it stays for up to 9 months and feeds on its mother’s milk.
After about 6 months, you may spot the joey outside of the pouch for short periods exploring and playing. However, the world is still big and new, so the joey will jump back in if it’s scared or wants more milk. After about 9 months, it is time to move out as the joey becomes too big for the pouch. Usually they will hang out close to the mother for a few more months.