imgur.com/h3AbfoT are the bits to the side gizzards? What do duck kidneys look like? Should I just cut it up equally? The heart is at the bottom left. I'll cut up the meat and bones first and if I don't get a response then I'll just mix it as evenly as I can.
Layla's been a little weird, she keeps coming up to me and staring like she's checking up on me lol and sometimes she just rushes up my shoulder even when I'm sitting, but she's also eating well and still plays plenty. Marty's back to how he was before the first surgery, but he's eating alright so hopefully he'll bounce back to his playful version of himself after Tuesday. I'll be sure to give him the hug!
"3 meals of CGH, 3 meals of Duck, 2 meals of Rabbit, 1 meal of Chicken that I'll switch to CGH when I run out. This is primarily because of how expensive the rabbit was."
I'm curious about this statement. Are you switching out the rabbit with CGH? I understand the manipulation of a menu to accommodate costs but remember that CGH is really just a chicken. Its genetic makeup is so close to the common chicken that it has to be classified as chicken. As it stands right now, your menu is acceptable...but...if you change to another meal of CGH or add more chicken it's too heavy on the chicken factor. It was mentioned in the submission that you were looking for a turkey source. That would be a good addition to your menu but my understanding is turkey may only be a temporary protein source, a novel protein. I can get turkey at any time so for me it's a foundation meat for my menu. What you may consider is adding a novel protein in your menu and list what you might or have tried and is accepted by your ferrets. For a novel protein at this time I use fish (various species), venison, quail. This protein I usually feed about once a week. Researching and finding suppliers is probably one of the biggest pain that one has to deal with in feeding raw. At the moment you've got 5 protein sources with 4 of your meals being a type of chicken. This is acceptable. If you change the rabbit out with CGH, you will have 4 protein sources (still acceptable)but you're now feeding 6 of your 14 meals as chicken. I hope you understand my concerns ciao
No, I'll be switching the Chicken to CGH rather than rabbit, meaning there will be 4 meals of CGH, 3 of duck, 2 of rabbit. Marty refuses to eat fish, but Layla loves it. I don't plan on increasing the amount of chicken/CGH meals, just change the chicken meal to CGH.
Congratulations :banana: You've graduated and you're ready to walk this path alone :wave3:. 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 as you're finding out with your own business. I caution you using predominantly CGH as it's a very young animal and I'm not entirely sure that the bones in it would cover their calcium needs. I would like you to consider broadening your bone in meats. Don't get me wrong, your diet is acceptable but as I said my concern is the age of your bone in choice. I would 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 Sherry will lock down this thread and place it in the archives 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 :beer:
Congratulations @skuske You and your two did so well. You should be very proud of yourself and Layla and Marty. Congratulations also gfountain. You're a wonderful Mentor and Skuske was lucky to have you. (dance)