Yes, the sooner the better for hay and pellets. It's far better to let them nibble and acclimate slowly while they are still primarily sustained by the mother's milk. Small bits of carrot and apple are okay, just not much at a time. Sugary produce is dangerous if they eat too much.the babies are doing well. They are nibbling at mom's hay pellets and greens (and the occasional bit of carrot or apple). Should i allow them to do this?