First of all thank-you to everyone that helped me when I was utterly lost ;D ...and now for the awesome news...I finally got around to buying some meat turns out my local feed store make and sell their own grinds..I bought a 2kg of chicken mince..bagged it ..froze it then ..went on to make soup for the kids...and lets just say....
.... ...... ........ THEY TRIED IT! no gagging,retching,acting like i was killing them..of course they aren't eating willingly but can tempted by first licking some off my finger then being given the spoon..also this mince contains grinded up bone and slivers of meat which they don't mind eating
First, let me say CONGRATULATIONS!!! Second- yeah, that's ferrets for ya ;D For 3 or 4 days, stick with their mince, then start adding in just a couple slivers of the heart and liver. Slowly increase that until they are in the proper ratio. The problem is they make the mix MUCH stronger tasting.
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I just about fell off the bed when they started licking it from finger..then spoon then into the bowl itself xDD ..well they must have had a fair bit because I put kibble in for bed time and it was REJECTED O.O that's a first LOL
That's a bonus ;D I'd still keep putting it in at night until you know they are going to eat enough of the raw to keep them full.
Oh no doubt about that I'd be too nervous to leave them without food overnight LOL .. Ok latest update took out their kibble this morning well more like the bowl was empty ..waited an hour or so then put about 3ml of soup in a bowl in their cage ..
Came back an hour later to find the bowl not only empty but LICKED CLEAN..so I put another 3ml in and not even 10 minutes later the bowl was empty and again licked clean LOL so now I've poured what was left of the batch and see how they do with that
Ok I weighed the girls and this may have something to do with the soup they have been eating today but currently the following weighs are what they are sitting at.
Angel - 1.7lbs Devil - 1.9lbs
Last Edit: Aug 12, 2012 22:19:23 GMT -5 by kitsunee
Do you have a blender? or better yet a food processor? Take the amount of heart and liver that would be needed for the amount of mince you've made up, put that in your processor and grind it up. It will be more readily accepted and your wee ones will be eating a totally balanced grind ciao