Hello everyone! I am new and have about 15+ tabs open of all the different ways to transition to raw, and Frenkenprey menu and along those lines.
I currently have a 1 year old female ferret named Sarabi. I currently have her on a kibble diet and am in the process of switching her to raw. On my next pay day I am planning on heading to the store and buying in bulk all the meats to make soupies and to just get her meals going. I currently am giving her 1 quail egg mixed with a tiny bit of pickle juice 3 times a week to get her use to eating soupies/ lapping what I put in a bowl. She is currently being a princess and wants to be hand fed or syringe fed
my question is what meats do you all buy. I have no idea what she prefers so I am willing to buy and try everything and what ever she doesn't like I can find a way to cook it somehow for me. I understand the menu in terms of how to mix foods, but I need more help in terms of what should I buy. I can pretty much find anything (whole rabbits/ mice/ etc.) due to knowing a butcher and a guy who can find whole animals.
If you have a link I will gladly add that to one of my tabs. The last thing I want to do is to not give her a complete balance diet. I want to make sure I have all my questions answered before I make the transition.
The more detail the answer the better for me cause I will be bookmarking this page Thank you very much!!
The more verity the better, carnivores really thrive on having several different proteins in their diet. I buy chicken and duck necks, quail, rabbit, beef liver, pork kidney and spleen, chicken and turkey gizzards, and chicken heart because that's what I have the easiest access to. So that mine get about 7 different proteins. Another reason it's good to get them on as many meats as possible is just in case you run out of something or no longer have access to it they will still have options that they understand is food. Also don't shy away from fatty cuts, Fat is good for the ferrets, it's a greats source of energy.
I would try feeding with a spoon.
You probably already have these links but i'll just include them anyway.
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Jan 9, 2019 14:54:58 GMT -5
(a very good video on smashing up bone by Celene).
Mireha from Asian stores you can get frozen quail or u can buy whole quail from Hare Today and South Florida Rodents. I give mine also--lamb and lamb organs, mice, rats, guinea pig, pork, chicken, rabbit and duck hearts or chicken hearts. Sometimes I give turkey(I buy turkey drumsticks and cut the meat off). You want the meat to be natural without additives and spices.
I almost forgot, I get quail eggs at our farmers market.