I am starting the switch by making a kibble/raw soup. Jesse LOVES meat. I knew he was going to be easy right from the beginning. Walter..not so much, he still won't eat the raw soup by itself. We gave Walter a chicken thigh right after we cut it for the soup to see what he would do with it, and started eating the meat off the bone! I was so happy! He even ate some cartilage! Should I keep them on the same thing at the same time, or start giving Walter Slivers?
I would just make up a full raw menu for whichever one ate the chicken thigh (a little confused by your post) and see how he does with the different types (muscle meat, bone in meat, organs and heart). If he eats everything then just start trying him with different meats (chicken, pork, quail, cornish hen, beef, etc).
The other one I am assuming was not impressed by the soup? You might have to go through the whole switching process or the other one might convince him to just got for it to.
Last Edit: Mar 18, 2014 13:15:28 GMT -5 by bitbyter
I had a mixture of both with my babes. My boys were the hardest, but also the oldest... about 12 weeks when they started. I had to add kibble crumbles (put kibble in a bag and smash it to a crumble) and sprinkle a tiny bit on top. I think the smell was familiar and it got them to try it. I only had to do it for a few days. Maybe a week with Oliver. I would try to give it without and if they turned up their nose then I would add a tiny bit (1/4 - 1/8 tsp) of kibble. As soon as they try anything bigger though, the soupy was gone and it was smooth sailing from there! With my little girl, she was about 6-8 weeks, she came home and chewed a chicken leg her first night. I gave her soupy only because Oliver was still eating it and also because this particular soupy had some weird organs and different proteins so I wanted her to get a taste. There was only 2-3 feedings of it though and I didn't make anymore when it was gone.