Post by cockneyferret on Jul 28, 2019 11:56:55 GMT -5
New to the forum and soon to pick up a pair of 8 week old jills. Am UK based and am trying to source the components of the basic frakenprey menu plan from here. Anyone with any advice on what to buy in and in what sort of quantities for say a month of meals would be awesome.
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Jul 28, 2019 17:37:47 GMT -5
soon to pick up a pair of 8 week old jills.
Hi and welcome to the forum and congrats on your soon to be new additions.
As for your questions I am in the USA and can't help you as to what may be available,but we do have member here from the UK. I think Lee is his name.
Because my baby wasn't that young when I got her( 11-12 weeks old), maybe someone will give you some suggestions for feeding. But they will be hungry all the time for sure
I fed my baby--3 and 4 times a day--- breakfast, lunch, supper. I made sure she had food to carry her through the night. I did not document when she started tapering off.
Below is something off the HFF website. This is for adults and it will vary. All my adult girls eat at least an ounce or more for each meal and I feed twice a day, Sometimes they come in kitchen and want something about noon-ish even.
Determining How Much to Feed Per Meal: Note that the amount of food a ferret will eat each day will vary from ferret to ferret, season to season, and day to day. Ferrets typically eat significantly more during the fall/winter, and less in the spring/summer. Males typically eat more than females. Kits and young ferrets eat significantly more than adults.
On AVERAGE adult females will eat 1-3oz per day, and adult males will eat 2-4oz per day. Raw fed ferrets very rarely over-eat; they are great at self-regulating. Unless you have a ferret who is overweight, they should be offered as much food as they will eat. A good rule of thumb is to always offer enough that there are a few bites leftover by the next meal. This ensures that they get enough food, while minimizing waste.
To determine how much your ferret needs each meal, we recommend weighing the amount of food offered each meal, and then weighing the leftovers before the next meal. (Subtract the two to see how much they ate). Do this for several days to get an idea of how much your ferret eats per meal in order to determine how much food you should prepare. You may want to do this in the winter and again in summer to get a feel for your ferret’s seasonal variations.