Post by Deleted on Jul 17, 2015 12:37:05 GMT -5
I have been studying the diet models and need some feedback on some of the foods I have available. I live in Las Vegas, NV and heat has been an issue in getting meats shipped to me. I finally received a frozen shipment from RodentPro of mainly adult mice and a few bags of baby chicks after two attempts. The first shipment thawed and had to be discarded. That being said, I am doing the best I can with what I can find here.
I recently found a company here that sells "OMA's Pride" commercial grinds and have been working with the owner in getting the percentages of meat/bone/organs information. When I bought the ferret from the breeder she was feeding him adult mice and baby chicks for his diet. I am trying to add to that diet for more nutrition. He is four months old and weighs 3.5 pounds. He is intact and full of energy. He has full run of the house.
I have Salmon oil I give 1/2 teaspoon daily.
I am feeding 3 or 4 adult white mice daily and one baby chick three times a week. He also gets a whole chicken gizzard three times a week.
As for the rest of the diet, I am currently trying to buy organs in the grocery store (liver and still looking for the "other") organ. I will shop in a specialty store today to see what I can find. He will not eat liver served alone nor will he eat beef organs or venison.
So this is what I have purchased thus far: (I spoon meats into ice cube trays, freeze, pop out cubes, thaw and feed. I would say each cube is approximately 1.5 - 2 T. each)
Ground quail frames (~50% meat and 50% bone)
Ground turkey necks with bone
Ground duck necks with bone
Ground chicken hearts and gizzards (50/50)
Ground turkey heart (50%), liver (25%), gizzard (25%)
I have ordered today to arrive:
Ground Lamb with bone
Ground Poultry Blend with thigh, breast, liver, gizzard, heart, bone (no set percentages)
Ground duck with bone
Ground rabbit with bone
With the heat situation, I will not be able to order from Rodentpro until Oct. or Nov. MY PET CARNIVORE does not ship to Las Vegas. When I can order again from Rodentpro, I was thinking of ordering whole quail and adult rats.
I have tried feeding Teddy liver alone and heart alone. He will not touch it. Not even the chicken organs. However, when mixed he will eat it.....as long as it is not beef organs.
So, now come the balancing act! And I am feeding him four times per day.
This is where I need help! Should I feed the turkey heart, liver, gizzard more often since the ratio on the blend is not 50% liver? Or should I buy chicken liver, grind it up and and a little more liver to the feeding?