Things look good. Because hearts are hard to come by, make sure that you concentrate on the dark meats for the taurine (if you're interested in supplements, I can ask another mentor about adding in a dose of supplemental taurine for your guys). As it stands now, your bone in/boneless ratio looks good. I don't know what kind of ground you use, but if your ground includes an organ ratio along with the ground bone, your organ day should like like a 1/2 tbs of organ per fert a week, since your guys will (hypothetically) be getting it in the ground AND in the meece.
(I'm in much the same situation - my guys get bone in/organ in ground along with whole quail (along with other RMBs, of course!), so I don't do an organ day weekly - just about 1x month).
If you're feeding the ground with organ in at least 3 times a week, plus whole prey multiple times a week, I'd say you're pretty safe in the organ department (although it never hearts to have some "enhanced" ground with an added 1/2 tsp organ in to give occasionally, just to be sure).
Okay, so I need a bit more information about your menu. What type of fish are you feeding? And also, you mentioned you found heart - how often do plan on feeding that a week (ideally it should be twice). One last question - are you mainly focusing on feeding adult mice (that is the age that is most nutritionally complete, and a great source of taurine).
I feed organ one day a week, so two meals total. The mice would be mainly adult, as would any other rodents. By fish I mean anything fish. Mostly mackerel, but I also feed salmon, whitefish, goldfish, guppies, ect.
That's great. Heart, though, isn't really counted in the organ ratio - it's a standalone, so you'd feed organ (whatever you've got), but also have a heart meal or two, if it's something you can get consistently (which you've said you've found place that has *heart*, correct?). Though with you feeding adult mice (which, according to Heather, are great taurine sources, the need is less pressing!)
Can I please get you guys to post the menu here (if it's further in the thread ok, but it might be easier for anyone browsing, yourself included if you showed your graduating menu at the end). Just so that anyone using this thread as a reference will be able to see the menu. I will pop in a bit later and congratulate you ciao
Congratulations, you've graduated and you're ready to walk this path alone, now. You have the foundation to help you feed your fuzzes in a more natural and healthy manner. Please remember that your learning never stops, and dietary needs change from ferret to ferret and throughout each their lives. I would also like you to be aware that though you now have the capability and the knowledge to create your little ones diets you are never alone and that your mentor (you need only pm) is always available to you. The list is also a very good resource and you should always be aware that it's available to answer any questions you may have either about diet or care. Good luck, in a few days I will lock down this thread but be aware that you can always look through it as a reference tool but you just will not be able to post to it. Your mentor will be in to congratulate you shortly. ciao