Stop bouncing proteins...it won't make it easier, they just get more stubborn . They get the idea that if they don't like something then they can just go on strike stop eating and then you will change the flavour. Can you make your slivers any smaller? One thing you can try is hand feeding a bit, making sure that the soupy and the slivers are well mixed and try feeding them a bit to get them started. To start with those slivers have to be really small. You can also take the slivers and try feeding them like treats and see if they will sample them that way or if you are really stuck you can try the scruff and stuff. It's not as brutal as it sounds. If you gently hold the ferret under your arm, scruff (one of the reason why I never use scruffing as a discipline) and very gently place a piece of meat on their lips, they will start to lick at it. It's a type of reflex It's very gentle. There is a video. I think Mikey put it together to show how it works. Let me know if you need a better explanation or more instructions. Good luck, sometimes it feels worse when they go for everything right from the start and then back off . ciao
Sorry i haven't checked in!! I have pneumonia and it has been pretty rough.. i have bearly dealt with the fuzzbutts last 2 days. My husband has been doing all the work. I will get weights and photos tommrow . I have made their food though.. they are eating around the slivers. They are eating accidental slivers lol. Luna has been eating her soup as frozen cubes the last couple days as well.. lol.
Oh, no...I know how horrible that is. Just keep feeding as is. Don't worry about it, they're eating enough and this time might just as well let them get used to eating their food. They might actually start eating their chunky meats...just let them eat. You get better. ciao
I am watching ash right now as he eats.. he is taking the frozen cube and eating it in chunks.. not very thawed.. its thick soup as well.. he makes my head spin lol eats cubed soupy but not meat slivers lol
Fantastic .....that's great . Sounds like he's a bit of a texture fuzz. That's ok because you know this now. He's not sure he want's to eat whole meats because of how it feels in his mouth. You have to think about it....going from dry bricky kibbles to something soft and squishy. Sounds great though...good progress. Now is he only eating the chunks as whole meats away from his soupy? Try a couple of pieces and see if either of them will recognise it without the soupy. Sherry had a couple of fuzzes who felt the whole meats should not touch the soupy Rather like skin kids...the peas do not touch the potatoes ;D ciao
Will they eat their soupy? What if you fed them some soupy and their slivers separate. Perhaps, feeding the slivers before you feed the soupy...thus making sure they're hungry. Using the soupy to top them up after they've eaten some of their little meats ciao
They will not eat slivers with soupy i did catch them eating earlier and the food was rock solid frozen. It was like small diced meat. No soupy.. then to treat the ferrets while i was cleaning the cage my husband gave them raw egg and slipped in the diced pieces and stirred it.. it went faster than any thing they have ate before! Meat and all!