Silly fluffies, they'll get there! Sometimes I still put a drop or two of salmon oil on my organs when feeding, although you have to be careful it doesn't turn into manipulation, like "Hey! Where's my finger to lick! I won't eat until I get spoiled!" which is totally a real thing.
Loki is being easier about the organs compared to Meeka which is so strange because she has been diving into everything! I'll keep trying. I think I'm going to move to a spoon though instead of my finger.
They are great! Hungry little hippos as always. I do feel pretty confident (: I think as long as I keep this base menu I have set up, it should work out perfectly! It wasn't a bad transition for them at all...I think it went pretty smooth (:
1. Please post your final menu for evaluation. I will post final menu when I get home (: 2. Final exam:
Is it best to feed the egg whites, egg yolk, or the entire egg? I think entire egg but I get nervous with egg whites because improper feeding can help lead to other issues so I usually just give the yolk.
Your ferret is constipated and his stools are very hard and dry. What is this a sign of and how can you adjust to fix it? This is a sign of too much bone! Cut down on the bone in meals.
Which food is highest in taurine? Heart
Give 2 examples each of muscle meat, edible bones, and organs. Muscle meat: anything that isn't bone in or an organ: pork belly, beef chunks Edible bone: chicken wing, quail (since it's so small it's pretty much all bone-in) Organ: liver, spleen
How many meals of heart should a ferret get per week? My babies get 3 meals with 2.5 oz of heart and 2.5 oz of 2 other organs (1.25 oz per other organ) mixed together every week!
In a Frankenprey menu, how many meals are Bone In meals? 7-9 but I go for the higher side of it.
Bonus: How many ferrets does it take to change a light bulb? Depends on the ferrets! I would say 2 Lokis and 5 Meekas. Loki is a little more patient and intelligent than my little girl. He figures out toys faster. Meekas speed and fiestyness gives her an edge though
This is my menu this week! I kept it pretty much the same because I like the diversity and I also like the layout. The only difference is we have completely stopped using grinds and have turned my grind meals all into a full frankenprey diet! (:
A note on eggs: Egg whites contain the amino acid avidin which is an amino acid which binds biotin. If fed alone and often there is evidence it could lead to a biotin deficiency over time. Having said that, yolks contain a TON of biotin (way more than avidin could "cancel out") so feeding the whole egg together is in no way risky.
ETA: Just waiting on the menu review, as it is looked over by all of our mentors/admin before final approval. Save