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 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 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. You may want to try your little ones on some red meats, beef is probably the easiest but trying different proteins is always advisable, if for nothing other than to make sure that you've got all your bases covered. Good luck, in a few days either Sherry or I will lock down this thread but be aware that you can always look through it as a reference tool but you just will not be able to post to it. Your mentor will be in to congratulate you shortly (wave) . ciao
Karl said that they don't taste like liver (have that liver after taste)....more like heart. LOL Is okie dokie...I'm not going to be trying that any time soon! hehehe And he agreed with the goat kidney. He said that he hasn't had it...only beef.
We have so many farms around here...there have to be 10 butchers in the area...some of them have to have extra "bits" that they can sell me. I have one that's nearly walking distance, they are a british butcher. I went to that one that I posted their "menu"...they are pricey, but they have a huge selection of different meats. I even saw ground lamb at Safeway the other day. And for once it was reasonably priced...about $6 for a pound of ground.
Now that I'm over the issue with getting them to eat bones, I don't feel so weird about giving them some ground meats and soup-type textures. I will def buy some goat or lamb meat to start incorporating. And I can do the slow switch....now that you have shown me how this whole thing is done.
I'm going to miss this thread too! You have been so unbelievably helpful and have given me some invaluable tips and advice!
OMGosh! I'm so excited! Thank you so much! This has been a thrilling yet terrifying experience. Katt- you have been so wonderful! Thank you so much for talking me down off the ledge a few times and for building me back up to where I needed to be. We do need to keep in touch, I have learned so much from you and would like very much to have you as a reference as well as offer my friendship here in Seattle! Please let me know when you move as I would love to give you the tour.
I am just positively giddy with the news that I have graduated! (dance) Thank you to the forum for giving me this opportunity to better understand the dietary needs of my ferts and thus to help them live longer and healthier lives!
You are a wonderful ferrent, and your babies are lucky to have you. You have done a wonderful job on this journey and I really enjoyed getting to work with you and your adorable fuzzards. You can always PM me either here or on Facebook. I would love to meet up when we move to Seattle next summer, that would be super fun! I'm used to not having many ferret people around - it would be super fun to do a play date! Congrats again on a job well done, and like I said don't hesitate to send me a PM if you have any questions!
Oh we def need to get together for a play date next year! Thanks again for all of your help. I really thank you for getting past my own issues....giving me the nerve I needed when I didn't have any of my own. I thank you and Yogi, Daisy and Mickey really thank you! (wave)