I wanted to start the soupy but I haven't found hearts yet. I haven't had time to go to a butcher but it will be soon. I made eggs this morning and then my boyfriend dropped the rest of the eggs on the floor.. so now I have a ton of egg shell sitting on a paper towel on my counter. Should I clean it and crush it and put it in the fridge? I'm unsure how to preserve this or if it really matters. I managed to scoop up some egg and put it in a little bowl for a treat lol. They enjoyed that. The new baby is still a little unsure of the egg. He licked it a little but not very much interest.
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Sept 2, 2017 12:15:27 GMT -5
Do you have a coffee bean grinder? At walmart or target they are advertised for 11-15 dollars (some higher). Dry eggshell overnight and grind them. Some people have used pestle and mortar. I have used c bean grinder as well as my Nutri-bullet.
I never rinsed eggshells. When you feed eggs beat them, so they will get both white and yolk---however, you can feed the yolk only--it is most tasty. Do not feed white alone. For them to acquire taste, u will have to keep working with them on it---daubing mouth and offering from spoon. i have warmed an empty plate n microwave and put beaten egg on it. Stir with finger to make sure plate has no hotspots.
It was pretty much just the yolks. But thank you. I do have a coffee blender but it's a rather expensive one and I don't want to ruin it. I have a magic bullet I care less bout. I might try that. After I get them grinded, should I just leave them in a Ziploc or do they go bad?
I started out with a mortar and pestle but wasn't happy with the grind. They have to be powdered for it to be properly absorbed. I bought a cheap coffee grinder from Canadian Tire. It works wonderfully ciao
I eat a lot of eggs anyways so I figured it would be better that way. I have no clue where to get bone meal or what it even looks like. I'm going to have to use Google for that one. I don't think I want to feed them eggs anymore. My girl that loves it is making the smelliest poos and they're not solid. Like stink up the house poo. They're getting darker so I think they're almost done but wow! I live with 2 messy boys and that doesn't even come close to her poos
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Sept 3, 2017 5:35:07 GMT -5
I do yolks mostly as well except when i give quail eggs. Yes stool is lose--sometimes even yellowish with mine. you can offer a teaspoon of the yolk as snack---maybe that will not be as bad. I have one girl that LOVES egg yolk. I let her eat about 3 to 4 quail eggs a week when i get them (farmer's market).
Always use human grade bone meal ----no added vitamins or minerals. K-cal bone meal used to be gotten at Vitamin Shoppe. I would not exceed what is recommended for soupy recipe. I have gotten duck hearts from here www.farmfreshduck.com/45-duck-hearts If there is a farmers market nearby that sells chicken meat---they will usually have chicken hearts.
I live out in the sticks but I'm stuck at home 90% of the time. It's hard for me to go anywhere really. I have to head out this week so I'm going to check out a butcher and a farmers market.
Her poos we're very yellow. They still stink this morning but they look more normal. I wish she was litter box trained. She used it for a week and then stopped when I got Bossk. So now they stink and they're everywhere.
I've only done it twice but I put enough in a bowl for 3 ferrets but she ate most of it. It wasn't measured.. it was from the 8 eggs that fell on my floor. I took a spoon and picked some up that had no eggshells
Here is a little information on eggs for you. I think she just ate more than her share and hence the smelly yellow poops lol. EGGS The incredible edible egg is not only good for us but for our little beasties also. One whole egg (shell included) is a complete meal for them. We often use a raw egg scrambled up to help with passing fur through their digestive system. The rule is one egg per ferret per week or two eggs during shedding season. Quail eggs are smaller so they can have up to three of these a week if you are able to find them.
I'd rather do the three eggs per week lol. She definitely ate more than her share. I had to take it away when I noticed she was the only one eating it. I hope I can find them. I've never seen them before. I don't think they're to popular where I'm from. I don't have a feeding den yet. Right now they use my floor but it's ok for kibble. I'm going to pick up a rabbit starter cage and start feeding them there and try to get them to not run around with bones when that time comes. Lol I had chicken necks in random places in my living room. I have water in the cage but I keep the food out. I could try using the bottom part of the cage for food. I was thinking if I keep it in the corners they won't poop there. But they like to poop on the shelf above so I'm scared it will fall off because they'd rather poop in front of the litter box. Uggh they are a learning process lol