I've found that pumpkin is a seasonal thing. Usually in the fall and winter. The squash baby food will be fine
Hmm, the chicken. You could do several things. Since he's eating ground fine, you could grind the chicken up. You could also offer his skinny slivers of it and see how he does with that. As for the bones, I wouldn't bother boiling them. I take a hammer and crush the bones utility they are very small, and offer the meat that way. The meat becomes pulverized and kinda resembles a chunky ground meat.
Hmm I will try that, I have a meat tenderizer, I think I might be able to break them with that if I wrap it in paper towel. I was trying to think of a way to keep them on the bone, to see if he actually tried to get it off or just left it alone completely.
Is this fine enough for the egg shells? My little food processor barely touched them so I had to mash by hand with a wooden spoon in a bowl.
Yeah, put it in a spray bottle half water and half vinegar. It is a bit stinky, and I don't use it when the ferts are around because I don't want to irritate their lungs or anything. In 10 min the smell is usually gone
The gizzards we're a go! It took him a bit to actually eat them, he's been lazy today, sleeping the day away. He's eaten almost a full small plate full of em. I sprinkled eggshells on it and he didn't seem to mind. I also gave him his 1 tsp of squash, his poo was quite runny today, I hope it helps.
The vinegar has been such a life saver, I think I'll start cleaning my kitchen with it ha! The strong smell of vinegar really helps cover the poo smell, that or his poo just smells better since switching, whichever it is I'm not complaining.
I'm using Yesterdays News. It doesn't smell bad just musky.
The gizzards were ground up in the food processor, they were semi-small, some were a bit larger. I cut the chicken in half inch cubes for our next meal. He finished the gizzard so I put it in there already, I know he won't be hungry for a bit longer but they are still pretty frozen.
Oh forgot to mention this, but thigh bones can be pretty dense. Some ferrets just ignore the thigh/drumstick bones. I normal smash them a bit with my meat tenderizer to help encourage them to eat it. Other bones like wing tips, ribs, backs are usually easy to munch through