Wow it is actually crazy the amount of poop that happens when they eat kibble! I got home at noon, took the kibble out and fed them at 2. They ate a lot better then last night with the thick soup! Both just needed a few licks from my finger and then were fine with the bowl. Stitch didn't eat as much as I know he should but I'll be feeding them again around 5 so I'm not too worried. Hope you're having a good thanksgiving!
Silly Molly, sounds like a typical ferret drama queen, one day they like it, next day they don't
Either or, I usually mix it up a bit, but you can leave it whole as well.
I find a little bit of extra virgin Olive or salmon oil works well on top when offering meals they haven't totally gotten used to the taste of yet. I'm not above bribery it can be quite useful with these little munchkins during the switch.
Today went well I fed them before going to school and gave them their kibble for the day. At 5 I took away the kibble and at 7 I fed them a mix of egg and soup! They both ate very well, all together I'd say about 2tbsp of soup and 3/4 of the egg. I'm going to give them the rest of the egg and some more soup before bed
Sounds good! I'll start putting slivers in at dinner tomorrow again and probably buy some pork this Friday. When I do get some pork should I cut it up in various sizes and freeze it that way? Also I am going away this weekend so I will have to stick them back on kibble for a few days as my mom isn't down to stick her fingers in the soup and most likely doesn't want to feed them as often as I do I should be back by Sunday for a weigh in.
Okay forgot to add the slivers tonight but Molly is now eating the soup which is a paste now without any help. I'm super duper wishing stitch will eat on his own before I leave tomorrow that way my mom can just feed them the soup with the kibble as backup!
Don't worry about it, 2 days off of the soup is just fine. You just might have to finger feed a bit when you get back to get them started again.
It sounds like Molly has gotten the hang of it Stitch just needs a bit more convincing
When you get back try the following progression with Stitch:
-Put some soup on a spoon. Have a plate of soup below it. Some don't like the feel of the soup on their whiskers so I find a flat plate sometimes works better than a bowl. -feed Stitch some soup off the spoon using your finger -slowly lower your finger to the spoon until you get him eating off the spoon -then slowly lower the spoon as he is eating until you can just gently rest it on the plate -as he is eating off the spoon on the plate, slowly try to sneak the spoon off the plate, while having him continue to eat off the plate
This might take a few different tries, but Hopefully it gets him to the point where he is eating off the plate on his own.
You can add the slivers when you get back too
As for the pork I would freeze it mostly is tiny pieces for now. You can freeze some bigger ones too though for later if you want. As you can always thaw and cut them smaller if need be.
Have a great trip! And I will check in again in a couple days when you are back