So as promised, here is a little tour of Highland Packers and their attached market. If you are a Frankenprey feeder it is the Holy Land of meat options. They are pretty slow on weeknights (open till 6 pm Mon - Wed, 7 pm Thurs, 8 pm Fri and from 7 am to 6 pm on Sat), but it is packed on Saturday so I would suggest going early. If couple of raw feeders who buy in bulk show up they can run out of stuff (who would guess a meat packing plant could run out of certain things?).
They have a huge variety in the retail market, with a small pet food and alternative bits section in the back called Cash & Carry. If you don't see it, ask in the Cash & Carry area as they can most likely go and get it from the plant itself. The people are friendly and used to raw pet feeders.
You cannot get any fresher than THIS: When I went tonight and asked for two beef kidneys and one spleen, they had to put them on ice first as they were STILL WARM!!.
Tonight I purchased the following:
Chicken Liver 0.9 kg Quail 6 pieces 0.8 kg Chicken Wings 1.6 kg Cornish Game Hen (2) 1.2 kg Beef Kidney 1 kg Beef Spleen 0.6 kg Chicken Hearts 0.7 kg Chicken Backs & Necks 1.5 kg
Total = 8.3 kg or ~293 oz
Cost = $51.17
Now for my two girls eating ~2.5 to 3 oz each per day, this should last 49 to 58 days. This isn't a balanced diet by any means, I just purchased what I needed. Most of the weight above is in organs and bone in meats.
Ferrets: Aristotle, Contessa, Frankenfurter, Butterscotch. Kitties: Watson, Oskar DIP Sinnead, Vincent, Boris, Zeus and Athena, Willow, Mr. Frodo, Indie, Lucrezia, Judge, Odin, Miss Emily, Suki, Cody. RIP Herne, Ligeia, and Mr. Stubbs
North of Port Hope. The east edge of Toronto is about an hour and half from me. We've done Hamilton in about 3 to 4 hrs depending on traffic of course. If it was like driving to Kingston it would be easy. ciao