The CGH being a juvenile animal never crossed my mind. I wonder if this applies to Veal tail & lamb tail I feed (albeit it's very occasional).
As Katt said, duck & goose are fantastic proteins. I don't think a bird heavy diet is inherently a bad thing - provided it's a variety of birds. I feed a bird heavy diet, but I feed very little chicken (like 3-4 meals a month).
That's okay! It happens! X.x it ended up being more like four kidneys, and I'm not complaining, but it was weird to portion it all out. I didn't even realize that it was a juvenile animal. That makes me feel better, I was worried it was goinging to end up too bird heavy.
Hee hee, so I gave them slivers tonight (since I was portioning it out) and they looked at me like I was nuts. So I scruffed, rubbed it on their gums, popped it in their mouth, and let them run off with it. Gator spat it out next to the cage, and I'm pretty sure Croc ate his (he his under a blanket). I came back in with their dinner and both pieces were gone. Also, as a precaution, (tomorrow is duck night and I figured I would just stay on schedule) I poured the duck blood juice into their bowl with their chicken. Apparently Croc was chasing Gator around the cage, so that's a good sign. (I've noticed with new things that if they bicker over it, they are probably going to eat it. weird kids) The true test will be tomorrow! Is this okay, or am I being silly?
lol Sounds like a good start! Putting the duck juice on their chicken tonight was a perfect move. If they give you too much trouble tomorrow you can take it back a few more steps and work them up to it - like a mini-switch. Hopefully tomorrow they just wolf it down though. I would suggest offering it for breakfast AND dinner. Just watch and try to see if you can spot both of them eating. They are young and healthy, so going a few hours without food isn't going to harm them, but we also want to make sure both actually accept it so we can teach them to accept it if they decide to be stubborn.
Not gonna lie, I'm feeling pretty pleased with that compliment! Thank you katt! (shy) that's a fantastic idea to offer it for breakfast and dinner. I might offer one frozen and one thawed and see how they take it too.
I swear I posted up a response. O.o How easy it is to switch them is kind of a shock. I mean, Croc will pretty much eat anything I give him, but I was expecting more of a battle from Gator. I wonder if it helps that I have fed them in the same food dish this whole time, so maybe they see the dish and know I put food in it. Yes to both questions. The guy said about a month or so on rabbit. He does show rabbits, so they have to grow to a certain size before he can decide if he wants to keep them.
I bought a whole chicken along with the duck yesterday. the boys are evening out to 6-7 oz for both am and pm feedings now.
So is the above menu what you are feeding right now? Minus the rabbit of course, as that's pending.
Also, just as a reminder that your weekly menus you submit to us aren't set in stone. Like they don't have to get beef EVERY Tuesday morning exactly. As long as you are always following the 1.5 meals heart, 1.5 meals organ, 7-9 bone in meals, and always have 3 or more (preferably more - the more the better) proteins.