I used crushed watermelon juice. It was the only thing they all would drink. I had a few like the juicy juice but not all. The q-tip idea worked for the 2 skitish ones and ended up working great for all of them and they really enjoyed it. Almost like a bottle for a baby
Their feet did not seem to get very sticky from the watermelon juice but would prob. from that juicy juice.
They did not seem to have any issues or problems. The juice gave them a nice jolt of energy before flying away monday morning. They were more than ready to hit the skies. This was the first time I was able to get any of mine to feed...So q-tip idea and watermelon juice gets a thumbs up !