Ok I assumed no processed meats. I wasn't sure on the ground beef since it's processed but unaltered. I will definetely keep my eyes on that. I'm going to have to make a cheat sheet for the times. My husband is great about that stuff, being a chef and all. I on the other hand am a note taking champ!
What a good boy! He will probably have runny stools because there was no bone or pumpkin in it, and thats okay. You can add 1/2 tsp of ground eggshell to the meat to help firm up stools and give him some Calcium. I just wash my eggshells out, let them dry in the fridge and grind in a coffee grinder or blender until a fine powder. Adding squash baby food will help too. (or pumpkin).
He is off to a great start.
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Oh and do I have any need for egg yolk? Some people mentioned using it, others didn't. If I can save some of the egg instead of forcing myself to have eggs everyday that would be awesome, if not I'm making egg salad sandwiches for the next few days.
I wouldn't bake them - they usually dry overnight. Baking will make them brittle and sharp.
As for the eggs, you should feed the entire egg. They balance each other out well. If necessary, you can make a bunch of eggs and freeze them into ice cube try and store in a ziplock. Then just grab a cube it 2 a week a snack.
Thats great! Also, maybe think about getting a kitchen scale and weighing Jude so you can track his weight
Ok I'll try drying them overnight, going to whip up a batch of meat with egg in it now then, dry them overnight and add it tomorrow. So is it ok if I give pumpkin and do the eggshells? What do you use to try and get them powdered? I'm thinking of investing in a mortar and pestle.
Alright today is gizzard, it's what I had thawing in the fridge. He didn't want to touch it in whole pieces, so I ground it up in the food processor. I'll add the eggshells once I see him gnawing on it a bit. He's sniffed it, I know he's hungry. I'll try the food processor for the eggshells, see how that goes.
He didn't eat much last night but enough that I'm not concerned. I did the egg on the ground beef, the first round I just put a bit, he ate it. Then I took out the rest from the fridge which had a little more egg to meat ratio and he ate one whole meal over a course of 10 hours. So he wasn't too fond of having that much egg in it... I'll just have to use less egg for the next time or add it to two different meals.
He's eating the ground gizzzard, I'm about to grind up the eggshells and add it.
Hubby came home with some baby food squash, they didn't have pumpkin at the small store so that will have to wait till Tues/Wed of next week when we go to Walmart.
He also came home with a big thing of cheap chicken, I think it has bones... yup thighs. So Chicken is tomorrow. Should I try my best to cut it up and get it in the food processor then boil the bones?
Also we got some white vinegar, should I dilute it and put it in a spray bottle? I'd much rather clean his whole cage with this then use chemicals! I've just been using soap and water on a sponge but I find that it's not that great for sanitation.