Very nice. Great gains. Sounds like your guys are thriving. From the photos they certainly appear it too. That's great that they're being so receptive to all the different types of proteins you're offering. Find out about what organ meats you can access and when you've found that out, we will resend an updated menu to Sherry to approve your graduation. Great job ciao
Yay we got beef liver, we got kidney!! I have a question though what is pork chitterlings and can they eat it? It says ready to cook and minimal processing. Have the menu just have to make the couple changes!
The salmon may change depending on the pork chitterlings.. That's the main menu I use weekly with the actual meats themselves changing depending on prices and wanting to do variety. I can't wait until my nephew brings some of the game meat! ... would love to see them eat the different organs as well.
That's fantastic....I thought I got a great deal at $10 per hen I don't know what chitterlings are ....just looked it up "Chitterlings or pork intestines are a favorite among Southern families"....I don't know. I would guess like tripe it's probably been bleached to remove contaminents so doesn't have much nutritional value. It might provide a good chew though. Sorry, we don't have anything like that up here (that I've ever found ) so I don't know if there would be any nutritional value or not. You might try asking it as a general question though. Do you want me to ask Sherry to check your menu? It's looks fairly good to me. Just a consideration, I don't know how much kidney or liver you're feeding but you can alternate or split the meal so that you either alternate kidney one week and liver the next or a bit of both each week. Remember not to feed too much of the organ meats as it will result in runny, black stools (usually does for the first couple of bowel movements after consumption anyway, at least looser and tarry) If you feed too much though you will have too loose stools for several BM's after consumption ciao
Congratulations You've graduated and you're ready to walk this path alone, now. You have the foundation to help you feed your fuzzes in a more natural and healthy manner. Please remember that your learning never stops, and dietary needs change from ferret to ferret (as I'm sure you are more than aware of) and throughout each their lives. I would also like you to be aware that though you now have the capability and the knowledge to create and adjust your little ones diets, you are never alone and that your mentor (you need only pm) is always available to you. The list is also a very good resource and you should always be aware that it's available to answer any questions you may have either about diet or care. Despite graduating, please continue to search out other protein sources to expand and improve your little ones diet. Good luck, in a few days either Heather or I will lock down this thread. If you wish to update your menu do so now as it will be viewed and can be used by yourself and many others at any time as a reference tool. Once it gets locked down you will not be able to post or change it. Your mentor will be in to congratulate you shortly . Congratulations again
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