They ate maybe half of Monday's lunch and most of their quail dinner. For breakfast yesterday they got pork kidney and chicken hearts and ate every single scrap except for one sliver they pushed off the plate. For dinner they got chicken wing.
I don't strictly weigh portions except for liver, beef heart and kidney, but if I had to guess, I'd say they're eating perhaps a tad less than usual. But that depends on what's on their plate as there are still meals where they finish every last bit. Outside the ferrets' room, there has been no AC in the house for weeks now. I try to make sure the temperature stays below 75 in their room at all times. They don't seem to mind the extra noise that their AC unit makes.
I mis-typed about Tuesday's dinner in the past couple posts, they got turkey back then. They ate most of yesterday's quail breakfast and almost all of their chicken dinner. For breakfast today they got chicken liver and beef heart. I haven't used any FDR lately and I'm not sure if I wanted to go back to using it after the Stella and Chewy's recall.
They ate most of yesterday's breakfast, mostly seemed to be some heart slivers left. They got quail for dinner and ate it all, which is less usual. They finally got their claws trimmed last night so they may have been in more of a playful mood and worked up an appetite. On quail meals, I've been giving them about 1/3 of a quail and that's usually a tad more than they eat, but I can try breaking a quail into 2.5 meals instead (if that's complicated enough). I'll just have to chop up two quails and divide it into 5 portions instead of 6.
They didn't like the salmon oil reward (after nail clipping) too much though, it may be time to replace it. I keep the original bottle sealed up and pump some into a small amber glass bottle and give it to them with an eye dropper that forms the lid of the bottle. I'll try giving them some fresher (out of the main bottle) oil and see if they still like that. If not, it may have gone rancid from age (I think the use by date was supposed to be November, but I haven't refrigerated it).
For breakfast they got a nice big plate of ground pork and lamb.
They ate half or so of yesterday's breakfast, but it was a big portion so they must have still consumed 2-3 ounces of food. For evening snack they got turkey thigh slivers (I decided to change it up a little bit from turkey gizzards) and they ate most of that. For dinner they got turkey back and they both went to work on it when I set the plate down. By lunch time today they'd eaten probably around half of it, because they'd pushed quite a bit off the plate since they're messy eaters. Reska was picking at the remains a little bit but I cleaned it away so I could give them some fresh food. Instead of a full portion of organ combo I decided I'd try giving them half that portion mixed with a chicken egg. Reska had some egg immediately but Copper wasn't in the mood yet so I cuddled his squirmy self for a bit.
I'll give them the other half of their organ combo meal with another egg tomorrow for lunch and see how that goes. Since every dinner is a bone in meal that should help normalize their poops after such rich lunches. If they don't eat their organs combo meals more completely this way, I may go back to mixing this meal only (they seem to do well enough on the less mixed organ meals) with FDR.
They ate most of the egg but left at least half of the organ slivers from yesterday's lunch, so it doesn't look like this method will work so well. They ate all of their quail dinner, except for a couple slivers they pushed off the plate.
For lunch I gave them the other half portion of organ combo, with a little bone meal and a couple FDR nuggets. Reska set to work on it immediately, and Copper ate a couple spoonfuls of it from my lap. I guess I'll go back to using FDR on their Saturday organ combo lunches to see if they eat it all up.
They finished off all their organ lunch. For dinner they got chicken wing but weren't hungry yet, so I changed their pen's contents a bit and played with them a little extra. After a while, Reska pulled out a torn up stuffed toy and looked like she was going to drag it off to a box to finish murdering it so I took it from her. She didn't want to let go either, her chompers are strong and she held on even as she went airborne for a few seconds. I eventually got her to let go by massaging the sides of her jaws. For the next couple minutes she scampered around looking for it and I think she asked Copper to help her look because he wandered around with her. Then she laid down to have a sulk, poor little girl gets picked on so much. They rarely destroy these toys when they're soft all the way through, but she likes to dismantle any toy that is hard in the center with fabric around it.
They weren't that hungry last night, and only ate about half of their chicken wing. They were really playful this morning though, it's hard to tear away from them and go to work sometimes. They got half and half ground pork and beef for breakfast.
They ate most of yesterday's breakfast and chicken dinner. For breakfast this morning they got chicken liver and beef heart, and ate most of it. It's hard to definitely tell what the leftovers are but it seems mostly to be beef heart. For dinner they quail. They didn't act hungry until I left their room for a few minutes to retrieve their AC filter (which got a rinsing) and then I found them both huddled over the plate crunching away.
I took their weights. Reska is about the same weight as a couple weeks ago and Copper is down about 10 grams.