Post by kattadragon on Mar 30, 2017 23:24:54 GMT -5
I asked about Crash's tooth while I had Tiny and Bill at the vet today and she said it would be best for Crash to get it removed, so I made her an appointment to remove the tooth.
I always get a kick out of it when the vet assistant asks me what they eat, I say "I feed them raw" and they say "ok, what do you feed?" then the list starts!!! I get a kick out of watching them typing away as I list off all the different meats I feed my ferrets. And boy are they relieved when they can just copy and paste the list.
Eddie seems to be interested in eating the chunks of meat but Crash is still trying to figure the chunks out. She will grab it, gnaw on it, and then walk away. I think it is usually becasue she would rather be out playing. I put some soup in Eddie and Crash's kennel before work and some duck. I will see how it goes when I get home.
I will get weights tonight. They all seem to be doing well. I have mostly moved Crash and Eddie on to the group diet. I will get a copy of that posted for this week as well. I am still keneeling the baby's sepratly to monitor their eating and poops. This morning was liver, kidney and an egg. I gave Crash and Eddie 3 ounces and Bill, Jack, Tiny and Jezzy 4.5 ounces. I got some licks from Crash before I left and Eddie seems to eat everything so I am excited to see how it goes.
Crash is schedualed to get her tooth pulled on friday morning.
Post by kattadragon on Apr 4, 2017 10:46:10 GMT -5
One of the things I have noticed is that Crash and Eddie seem to eat more than Bill, Jack, Tiny and Jezzy. I am wondering if this is an age thing, an activity level, or if my older ferrets may have some underlying problem I should be attenting to. Thoughts?
Young ferrets generally eat a lot more than adults. Under 6 months of age, ferrets are basically tummies with teeth and you won't believe how much they'll eat. It starts slowing down after 6 months of age but doesn't level out to normal adult levels until about 12 to 18 months. Most growth is done by 12 months but there is still some during months 13 to 18 and appetite is influenced by season so it depends on when they were born as well.
Post by kattadragon on Apr 6, 2017 14:52:20 GMT -5
Crash and Eddie eat over 4 ounces in a meal and bounce off the walls for about two and a half hours, if I have that much time for them to be out in the house that long. I don't really know how long they can go, they always outlast my available time.
Post by kattadragon on Apr 11, 2017 15:01:42 GMT -5
I will get weights and the menu posted tomorrow. Crash and Eddie are now on the same diet as Jack, Bill, Tiny, and Jezzy. I am still working out the amounts to feed. I am thinking about mixing the whole prey in with the store bought to see if I can "slip" it into their meals.
Most of them are sleeping together, but I am keeping Crash and Eddie seperate while I make sure they are eating all of their meat.
Post by kattadragon on Apr 11, 2017 17:45:49 GMT -5
I have made up double batches of food. The babie seem to eat twice as much as the older ones. Yesterday I had one of those molments of all six holding out for better food. They were trying to avoid their beef and pork. They ate everything else in their bowls, so I did not give them their next meal. I came back four hours later and they had eaten their meat. Then I put out the meal they were suposed to get.