No Katt, hes willing to eat only ¼ raw soup and ¾ kibble soup.
Kelsey, 1. Brain, lungs, kidneys. 2. Fattier meats. Fat to them is like carbs to us meaning they are used for energy (except in our case if we eat to many carbs out body stores that Energy in fat for later use) Sorry the nursing student in me escapes quite a bit lol 3. Bone mill or eggshells. A pinch or 2 per a meal? 4. Beef and typically red meats and dark cuts of white meats though it may not be enough alone (in white meats) 5. First off they are specifically meat eaters. Second off heat chemically changes the meat, denatures the protein and destroys vital nutrients.
Post by Aftershock on Jan 28, 2017 12:58:30 GMT -5
Please list three organs aside from liver. 1. Brain, lungs, kidneys.
Awesome! Correct! A little side note on lungs though, they don't secrete, so even though they are an excellent occasional addition, they don't really count as an 'other' organ.
Are leaner meats better for your ferret or fattier meats? 2. Fattier meats. Fat to them is like carbs to us meaning they are used for energy (except in our case if we eat to many carbs out body stores that Energy in fat for later use) Sorry the nursing student in me escapes quite a bit lol
Hee hee, great answer! You got this!
In an emergency (you run out of bone), what are 2 acceptable bone substitutes and how much should your ferrets get? (be specific) 3. Bone mill or eggshells. A pinch or 2 per a meal?
This one is a bit tricky because it goes by how much food. ½ to ¾ tsp bone meal or crushed egg shell per 10oz of meat, and then reduced or increased depending on the ferret.
What are some good emergency taurine sources if you run out of heart? 4. Beef and typically red meats and dark cuts of white meats though it may not be enough alone (in white meats)
This one is also a bit trickier. All meat contains taurine, but not in high enough amounts that it can cover the amount that heart does. Beef tongue on the other hand, is very high in taurine, so it can be used temporarily. The other option that can be used in a pinch is a taurine supplement, the amount for this is 250mg twice a day.
Why is cooking meat generally considered inadvisable? 5. First off they are specifically meat eaters. Second off heat chemically changes the meat, denatures the protein and destroys vital nutrients.
High five! It also turns bones rock hard, and if eaten, these bones can splinter and puncture squishy internals!
Post by Aftershock on Jan 28, 2017 23:30:14 GMT -5
Update! Christinetheferrent has told me through facebook messenger that Haku (through spoon with salmon oil and meds in it being lowered into raw soup) has taken to raw soup alone! I'm so proud of you and Haku, Christine! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
You are so welcome! I will post up the other pictures of our more recent convo soon❤❤❤ (I've been a bit busy x.x ) In the meantime, would you mind updating me on weights/poops/energy level? Keep up the great work! You are doing amazing!
Keep it up! Also remember this feeling!! When you hit a road block again (aka stubborn ferret tantrums), remind yourself of how hard you worked to get this far and how awesome it felt when you got there. Persistence is KEY and this is your reminder to remember that as long as you stick with it, they WILL eventually get there.
@christinetheferrent please pop in with an update.
I know messenger can be convenient esp when a quick Q pops up, and Kelsey has done a great job of updating the thread with the convos, but the majority of your switch related posts should occur in your thread please.
Post by Aftershock on Feb 15, 2017 11:28:04 GMT -5
@christinetheferrent please pop in with an update❤ I know your life is busy and hectic, and I have been very lenient with you (since Haku is still in the soup stage, our rules state you should be posting once a day). I have no issue with you asking me questions and such over messenger, especially if there is an emergency, but you still need to be updating here as well. We are partners and the more we work together, the faster this will go❤