Piper - Raw Diet Transition Aug 5, 2016 10:45:55 GMT -5 via mobile
Post by Deleted on Aug 5, 2016 10:45:55 GMT -5
Aug 5, 2016 4:43:43 GMT -5 @piperskeeper said:@morgan2247 - I took a 2am trip to Walmart and bought 4 Cornish Game Hens (crossing my fingers these will be good for her, don't know what I'll do with them otherwise haha). I got her to eat some bigger pieces of the beef stew meat as well, so for her AM meal today I was going to feed her beef stew meat without her soup.
Now that I have CGHens, do I need to try chicken ever again? I'm not against it because she vomited, but isn't the CGH better for her anyway? I can give chicken another try in a week if I need to. Is CGH similar to chicken in that I need to wait a week before introducing her to it?
Also, I presume she can eat the bones in a CGH. I read here: holisticferretforum.com/natural-diet/raw-diet-the-meat-of-the-site/basic-frankenprey-menu/ that I can give her any/all CGH bones. I'm not sure how to section the Hen itself? I could guess wings and legs, but after that I'm useless (I've never dealt with whole 'carcasses' before...). Can I just cut the Hen up any which way, leaving meat on the bones and giving it to her in sections?
I'm realising now that I have basically no options for bone-in meals right now besides CGH (headwall)
I'm still banking on finding quail and duck on the 12th, it would be wonderful to also find turkey necks or rabbit. More than likely I'll have to order in turkey necks, duck necks, etc. from Hare Today. For now, I know it's a poor and very temporary substitute, but when I have her on whole pieces or other protein grinds, could I put powdered eggshell in with her ground meat until I get in the actual bone-in pieces?
Sorry for the wall of text - I never seem to run out of questions
The Cornish game hen legs will be to dense for her. Remember weight bearing bones are to thick for ferrets.
You can try the Cornish game hen tonight. It is basically a smaller chicken but sometimes ferrets can digest better than chicken so it is worth a try.
Also remember you have to buy at least 10 pounds of food from Hare Today as well. You can purchase more than 10 pounds I think it goes to 50 pounds you can buy at a time.