I was just curious if this looks like a good start to begin the Frankenprey diet. I have turkey necks, chicken legs, pork side rib, breast bone, and belly, Pork cutlet, pork liver, beef kidney, beef heart and kidney grind, a beef heart, and chicken necks and backs. I am still in search of a butcher that will have a steady supply of different hearts and such but this is the best I could do for the time being! Does this look like a good start? I was previously feeding them whole ground chicken as I thought that was classified as a proper raw diet, I’ve since realized I was wrong! I only want the best for my fuzzies!
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Jul 1, 2018 17:17:59 GMT -5
Chicken legs may be too hard to crunch,since it is a weight bearingbone. I buy turkey legs and cut off the meat for muscle meals. U can do that with the chicken legs. You can give it a try if you like though. I dont do necks but some here do duck necks I think. If i recall somebody cuts them in medalions. I do not know if others just pound with a hammer a bit or serve as is. Maybe you can get some advice on that.
If you live in USA, you can get frozen quail at Asian food stores. They are gutted, so you will not get the organs---but still good. About 11 dollars or a bit more for 6 in a pack.
Then there is Hare today---They have a variety of meats and organs and grinds. 10 pds of stuff is required though. hare-today.com/
If you can afford it(shipping cost), there is also mice and rats at Perfect Prey. perfectprey.com/
Every now and then u can give day old chicks. Since bone is not matured---it is considered only as a snack or egg. When you do eggs give 1 egg a week or 3 -4 quail eggs. My girl will eat 2-3 quail eggs at a sitting. You do not want to go above this unless it is shedding season. Prepare for funky and yellow lose poohs---but it is ok. I get quail eggs at farm supply.
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My neighbor gives me a squirrel every now and then:)) Freeze for 2 weeks wild animals to kill parasites.
That meets the recommendation of at least 3 different proteins, so as long as the heart, kidney and liver are fed in appropriate amounts, it should be good.
Up until just recently turkey necks were on my ferrets' menu, but the store I had been buying them from stopped ordering them. What I would do is use a butcher knife to chop all the vertebrae apart, then I would cut each of those into smaller pieces. Just be careful, as chopping turkey necks isn't the easiest work and I've cut myself a few times.