Are babies just bottomless pits? Sept 18, 2015 9:27:37 GMT -5
Post by Deleted on Sept 18, 2015 9:27:37 GMT -5
So we have been switching to raw since we got our babies about a month ago, they were 7-8 weeks old when we started, I did not do soup, I just tossed in meat and they love it, took to it right away. I also still offer Stella and Chewies and Wysong ferret which I switched them to slowly, as I was trying to transition them slowly to raw as well for their gut and I didn't want them to starve at all. So now they will eat the meat I provide first, I have most things on hand but I am having a really hard time getting organ meat besides heart and liver still, also can't find necks... but they are getting bones I just got some smaller birds and they chew up the chicken wings too. My issue is they eat SO MUCH that I don't feel like I can provide them enough food to make it through (I work at home and can check on them all the time so that is not an issue). I feed them 3-4 times a day sometimes, one night I left them with what I thought would be breakfast and lunch, I tried to weigh it but it maxed out my scale, they ate it ALL by morning and some kibble and all the stella and chewies. So now I am wondering, can I feed them to much as babies? No? Right? I am having a hard time with proportions so I am doing the 1.5 meals a week thing with the heart and organs, we just did maybe to much heart but they didn't have it for 2 weeks as they were switching slowly and I was locating it so I feel ok about that. So do I keep leaving back up kibble (they always eat the meat first) or am I over feeding them? They love what they get obviously... When will this slow down? Trying to shop appropriately and have no clue how much to get... a lot apparently... They are growing fast, and never have a cage without food just to make that clear, I am just putting way more in there than what an adult ferret is supposed to eat I am sure. Also I hope I didn't ruin their guts with no soup?