I have been lurking and learning much from all of you here and thought it is time to introduce myself and my baby Pearl. Pearl came to me at 3 weeks of age when her mother quit nursing her pups. I have raised many other animals before, but never a tiny chihuahua! It took a couple of days for us to get the hang of bottle feeding, but soon we were on a roll! Pearl is now about 2 1/2 months old and thriving. She truly is a Pearl of a girl! I am still a little apprehensive about her delicate size, but couldn't love her more. I want to thank all of you who have given me so much information by your questions and answers, many of which applied to us. Pearl now weighs about 1 1/2 pounds. She is white and I think a "deer head". I will try to get my son to help me post a picture when he comes home from college this weekend.