Post by dorena261-Natalia on Feb 7, 2015 4:38:36 GMT -5
aaawww, beautiful and happy fuzzies! i sooo love their pics
did you weighed them recently? it seems to me that Harry gained some weight? or maybe it's just the picture and Brooklyn is... so gorgeous!
when you cut the quail, leave few bigger pieces or even cut the half of a quail in bigger pieces. you can always cut that smaller if they don't want to eat. it's a little experiment just to see are they ready to chew. can't wait to hear from you about the mouse
Post by dorena261-Natalia on Feb 8, 2015 18:29:24 GMT -5
woohoo for the larger heart slices!!! :boing:
i know that Harry is a well behaved ferret, you don't have to tell me that i'm sure he had a great time there! my crew loves when i took them to a pet store, but only one by one. 4 of them would make a mess.
my vet wasn't pro raw. when i went there for the first time, he was telling me that raw is not good, ferrets could "catch something like bacteria or parasite from the meat" etc. Nyx had very low BG levels (about 2,2-3,2) before she was switched to raw, and even during that transitioning period her BG was normal every time measuring at least 5 hrs after meal. now she's BG is around 5,5 which is great! he don't mention that anymore, i think he figured i won't change my mind (stuborn, i know...). it's my greatest success, among few ferret owners in my country who swithced their ferrets to raw. now, the raw is something that lots of owners here want to learn about and it makes me soooo happy. as long as we talk about it and they see how our fuzzies looks better and are healthier, we're doing a great job! now you're officially one of us! proud raw feeder!
Post by ferretbrah on Feb 11, 2015 17:12:19 GMT -5
That's awesome! Always good to hear success stories!
I'm going to try to take them outside more and more at least in te yard on a leash. The last two days I just put them in the harness without the leash for about an hour while they walk in the living room so they can get more used to it without walking funny. It looks like it is helping as they are getting more comfortable with wearing it.
I still haven't given them the blended nice yet due to me and my gf getting the stomach flu the past couple days. Luckily they have decided to eat their overnight meal by themselves, and added eating rabbit to being accepted without hand feeding overnight.
Post by dorena261-Natalia on Feb 12, 2015 18:11:27 GMT -5
my fuzzies really love to go out and that is a good stimulation for them. you'll have a great time and i want some pics!
hope you and your girlfriend are feeling better, those viral infections can exhaust a lot. but, there is something good in every bad thing that happens! let them eat alone as much as you can, they have to get used to it or you'll always have to feed them. you can spoil them easily, little brats!
i was crazy for the last two days, my Baylis refused to eat the chicken, she would eat only one small piece of the meal and definitely not enough. usually, when she's won't eat the chicken, i give her rabbit in the next meal which she adore. bc i was affraid she'll starve. and i spoiled her!! every meal for the last 2 days she got fresh portion of wings, and today she finally ate it all! spoiled brat...
Post by ferretbrah on Feb 16, 2015 17:58:55 GMT -5
I let them try some chicken from mypetcarnivore instead of local or hare-today. It seems to be better but Brooklyn still gets bad diarhea from it. I am going to give it to both of them to run out the last of it to see if it gets any better. They didn't seem to mind it while eating it which was good though.
The heart slivers are now a little bit bigger than before and they also eat almost 1 heart mixed in at a time instead of just 1/2 of one.
Post by dorena261-Natalia on Feb 17, 2015 9:54:29 GMT -5
OMG, i love their tails like bottle brush! LOL i can see you had a lots of fun on the snow, and it looks like they both gained some weight
Brooklyn obviously don't tolerate the chicken. it could be allergy or intolerance on that protein, OR that diarrhea can be from quail egg? if you're gonna try to give her chicken again, try without the egg that day. if you see that her stool is bad again, just stop giving her chicken.
anyway, they are eating enough variety of proteins without the chicken, only thing that i saw that is missing in their weekly menu is some red meat. minimal 3 different proteins with at least one red meat in the combination is required.
Post by ferretbrah on Feb 17, 2015 12:10:55 GMT -5
Yeah, they ha a good time until they decided they wanted in lol.
I didn't think about the egg being on the same day, I will have to try it without to see if it has the same effect.
The heart slivers are now the size of my fingernail and they are eating about 90% of it at night mixed with turkey by themselves and about 70% if mixed in duck or quail. This morning their was 3 pieces of heart left on the plate that were picked out haha.
As for the red meat. I am going to try some pork again or to see if I can get them to like goat more. I think I will make another order today to stock up on turkey / duck / rabbit and then pork as the rest I have a bunch of.
Last Edit: Feb 17, 2015 12:12:18 GMT -5 by ferretbrah
Post by dorena261-Natalia on Feb 17, 2015 14:45:23 GMT -5
if you can get some goat meat that would be great, than you will have one red meat in their menu. or a beef, bc i know the lamb is too expensive just like over here.
i'm very proud of them eating heart pieces that big! :goodjob:
maybe they would eat even bigger. try to put few slightly bigger pieces on a side or mix it together to see if they would eat.
and what about the quail this week? still minced or in larger pieces? our goal now is to make them eat something that would clean their teeth. you tried with the mouse and it didn't go wel, but they love the quail so that's our Ace, our strongest card to play with