Thoughts on commercial raw? Apr 17, 2019 9:39:49 GMT -5
Post by pazupazu1 on Apr 17, 2019 9:39:49 GMT -5
Hi! I have been following the Frankenprey menu for a few months now. There are things I dislike and like about it.
I like that I can control what they eat, I like following a meal plan for the week.
I do not like making organ meals, lol. I pretty much destroyed our blender making the soups. The smell of liver makes me throw up! I make soups to make sure the boys are getting the exact amount they need. And then, I need to spoon feed it to them both to make sure they both eat the amount. Sometimes I worry they miss a bit that they need each week. I will also be moving to a rental this summer and not sure how much freezer space I have, commercial raw may help with that. I love cutting the 1lb chubs into patties and storing / freezing them that way. I also plan on adding more fuzzies to the troupe once I move out, so introducing them to grinds will be easier.
I have fed them commercial grinds from Hare Today in the past, they liked them a lot. I was wondering if I switched over to those how different it would be?
(I always like having a minimum of 3 proteins each week) I am looking at the:
Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs, 1 lb, Fine Ground $4.29/lbs
Ground Beef/Organs/Tripe/Bone, 1 lb, Fine Ground $5.24/lbs
Ground Duck/Bones/Organs, 1 lb, Fine Ground $5.99/lbs
1. If I alternated these throughout the week making sure they get at least the 3 proteins would that be okay?
2. Do these provide all the necessary nutrients and percentages ferrets need each week? The boys eat 4oz of food each per day. A bit less now due to the changing seasons.
3. Is the bone content decent enough? Should I supplement with chicken necks throughout the week? (They love them!) or anything else? Will the grinds get their jaws moving enough or should I add chunks?
I am going to be going through and seeing how much $ it will be a month, I know it will be more. But if I cut back on the amount of useless toys and cat beds I buy every month...lol. Currently, I do about one order from Hare Today each month which is usually in the $50-$65 range for necks, hearts, or kidney (usually I am forced to buy more items to fit the shipping pound mark) At the store, I usually spend $20-$30 every few weeks on various muscle meats or when i need more liver (which they don't need too much of, so I only need to get more once a month or every other month) My main question and concern is just if feeding these grinds will provide what they need each week.