What most of us use, is dried eggshell powder. Take eggshells and let them dry for a day or two. Then using a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle, pulverize these and store them in a tupperware type container.
I don't see any Mentors online at the moment. When one of the Mentors come online, they should answer the bone meal powder question for you.
yes, human grade pure bone meal powder is fine... or as poncesmom said home made egg shell powder works as well!
and congrats for the intention to switch them to raw, I have older ferrets only and you really buy them lifetime and quality of life by switching them, even if switching can be a process where you need a lot of persistence (no matter the ferrets age).
Thanks poncesmom for the reply. I am making eggs tomorrow for breakfast I guess so I can get some eggshells to dry out.
Thanks fretki. I appreciate the support. It shouldn't have taken me so long to jump on this but I can't look back, only forward.Buying lifetime and quality of life is all you can ask for in this world.
the only thing that matters is that you took the decision and that your doing the preparation for switching, you can't turn back time, I guess we all went through this...
I firmly believe some of my ferrets wouldn't be here anymore if I would have continued kibble as the previous owners... and there is an advantage of raw I really appreciate: they recover far better after surgeries than on kibble, this can be terribly important with growing age
After a long day, I realized everyone was already asleep and I hadn't made my raw soup puree yet. Dying to give it a bit of a go, with migraine fully in tow, I just said, let me dice up some of this chicken thigh and throw it in some baby food before bed. Before:
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Thanks! I made my first raw soup yesterday and they shared a cube. Bella ate more and all on her own. Clyde didn't eat quite as much and only if spoon fed. I know it's a long process but I'm happy it's going as well as it is.
How long before I'm doing the raw do I need to take out the kibble? And then after they eat, how long until I can put the kibble back in?
I'm going to start with one meal a day of soup for the next week and then see if I can up it to 2 the next week. This is the best-est forum on the whole internet! It's exciting to be making progress and if it wasn't for the helpful answers and comments, I'd be a wreck. At least I know I'm not doing it wrong yet. :thankyou: