Post by abbeytheferret6 on Jul 13, 2019 5:06:31 GMT -5
in case you would like to order from places Hare Today has rabbit and guinea pigs, and quail and a variety of organs plus grinds. I have never bought the grinds, so I so not know if ferrets like them or not. Guinea pigs(whole) are a hit with mine. I buy about 7 a month. I get those that are 7.99 a lb. My babies also like their organs. I usually freeze the organs, and when I get enough---I serve a meal to all 4 ferrets. I do gut the guinea pig, pull fur off, and cut up. Shipping cost and all runs me about 75.00. hare-today.com/
I need to check a local asian meat market for other organ meats too.
I never have been to an Asian store that lacked frozen quail. This can increase your variety. Of course Hare Today sells fresh quail and so does South Florida Rodents. I have bought old Bay duck at asian stores as well. I do not buy ducks that have salt solutions added. The bad thing about duck is once you take all the fat off, there isn't as much as you thought there was.
Those who feed raw and have a ferret with insulinoma is certainly better qualified than I to tell you how. Hopefully someone who has some experience will chip in. I would make sure he is fully transitioned before completely taking away kibble.
This info came from my mentor. I would watch out for little thieves as my waardy will steal all the mice and hoard them. I make sure everyone is eating, and I wake up anyone sleeping and put them at the plate.
Raw meat is safe for ferrets to eat. A ferret’s digestive tract is very short and bacteria doesn't have enough time to set up camp in there. And, surprisingly, raw food can be safely left out for several hours at a time, depending on the ambient temperature: Soups - 6-8 hours (for soup recipe, see below) Grinds - 8-12 hours Chunks - 10-24 hours depending on the size (larger chunks last longer) Bone-in meats - 12-24 hours, again depending on the size Whole prey - up to 48 hours
When you start transitioning, post your ups and downs and get feedback.