I have a big 12" wide x 18" long x 10" deep (approx measurements) blue tub that I got at Walmart. I have one for feeding and another for a litter box. I used a heated hanger to 'carve' a entrance (2 in the feeding den) and also holes in the kid of the feeding den. I then used key chain rings on the lid and I attach the shower hook hangers to these loops. It allows the pieces to hang about face level to them I also use a large plate that I found a bunch on sale to put out the things that don't hang as well.
abbey and annabelle would not eat turkey neck and quail---i had to throw it out. should i not leave food out after they eat breakfast----i figured they may want a snack, this was saturday pm----only thing they would eat was muscle . and organ on Sunday morn. Wat is up??
Last Edit: Sept 7, 2014 18:11:26 GMT -5 by Deleted
Awe yes, I hate when that happens, my kids do that still here and there. That is one reason why I feed the 'odd' meal, or the one that isn't as well eaten, in the am meal. Mine tend to eat better in the morning. They wake up nice and hungry and if all they have is duck (which mine have not been eating well here lately :/) then they are more likely to eat it for some reason. It is best to do a feeding and just leave it out for allowed amount of time for the size of the pieces. If you fed and they ate it all then it is certainly ok to add more, but in the long run it pays to figure out about how much they eat in a given meal to have less waste.
1. Ferret's name: Abbey and Annabelle 2. Ferret's weight:112.6,113 3. Ferret has eaten "X" amount on average per meal. 4. Stools on various proteins. 5. Activity levels:abbey doesnt want to play been sick. Annabelle energetic 6. Weekly menu: Mon AM: rabbit no bone + hearts ; abbey refused hearts M PM: hearts and cgh neck Annabelle ; Abbey rabbit no bone B,M Tue AM hearts and turkey neck smashed; abbey refused hrts abbey ate boney pieces plus slivers of meat BM PM: abbey had a treat of turk baby food+ each had 1/4 piece of chk thigh bone BI Wed AM: abbey 1tsp of babyfood+1/3 of drumette; Annabelle 1heart 1/3 drumette+ 1tsp of rabbit bits PM: chick drumettes and gizzard M,BI Thur AM: abbey--- 1/2 yolk only 1 gizzard and quail back (M,BI 4am-8:40am) Annabelle egg yolk plus leftover wingpiece BI
PM: Chicken liver and brains O abbey ate more o than annabelle who is snubbing it Abbey crunching on quail back BI Fri AM: cgh boney backs,hearts, gizzard BI,M, PM: Duck neck and wing tip BI (offered abbey duck heart ate cple tiny pieces) Sat AM: chicken thigh no bone M PM: duck leg BI Sun AM: Chicken liver and brain, gizz O,M PM: hanmburger or steak--M
Was this pic just taken today? If so I would bet it is not from the CGH, ferrets have a really fast digestion and it would of been from something consumed in the last 4-6 hours or so. It almost looks like undigested fat. It is hard at the beginning because their poops can be so weird anyway. I hope her vet visit goes ok!
She has a 104 temp! She is on an antibiotic. If she doesnt do better by wed we r going to do a blood panel
hope she did not get ecoli vet said her mother's dog got it from eating raw.
she had a little rabbit this morn . verrrrry little. maybe from poultry last night?
Diet is shot! everybody is refusing poultry today all annabelle does is hoard it. I just got thru feeding it to the puppy from this morn. annabelle is eating rabbit pieces --i have no bone in rabbit and she ate a heart this morn
do not know what to do----i guess just keep feeding rabbit---they must be sick of poultry.
Last Edit: Sept 8, 2014 17:45:10 GMT -5 by Deleted
Ow wow, poor girl! I am glad it seems to be something treatable and all. I will post a question to the other mentors and see what they think. Maybe there is a poultry allergy. I have never SEEN it, but what I have read it is obvious, like extreme vomiting and what not. Poor girl. Maybe make some nice rabbit soupy for her, whatever she wants!
i am going to seriously reduce food. like for overnite i may just cut a cornish neck in half and leave it out. or quarter a thigh (and maybe to even smaller pieces) and leave out a couple tiny hunks. They do not have appetite to consume big hunks. It is discouraging and food is getting wasted.
Tried to get annabelle to eat mouse today.....she loves playing catch the mouse (cat toy) i cut off the toy and tied froze mouse on. She chased it and gnawed it like she does the toy but did not eat it--- I even dragged it with a split down it s belly same thing........ Ill keep trying. Sherry suggested putting a cut up pinkie with favorite meat and oil on it.
Feeding less, more often, is certainly better. How big of pieces were you feeding and about how long were you leaving them out?
I still wouldn't blame the meat necessarily (like saying it was ecoli on it) because 1. ferrets will not generally touch meat that has gone bad and 2. ferrets digestive track is MADE to digest more harmful things! Other companion animals don't necessarily have the correct flora in their stomachs to do the same, that's why 'her mother's dog' got ecoli poisoning.