Hey all, recently I have decided to change a few thing about my ferrets diet, one of those things is the way I prepare the organ meals for them. Currently I roughly chop some liver and kidneys for them but I absolutely hate doing it, it is the worst part of prepping their meals for me, my hands are sticky and stink for ages afterwards and no matter what I do they don't feel clean. Additionally, I can't be sure each ferret is getting a decent amount of liver/kidney because Poro is a greedy little dooker so for all I know he could eat all the kidney chunks and leave the girls with mostly liver. Anyway, I have found a supplier that sells ground liver which is obviously quite convenient for doling out portions but I can't find anywhere that does ground kidney so I was thinking of buying a meat grinder and just grinding them, then mixing them in with the ground liver so nobody can eat more of one than the other.
Does anyone have any experience with this? I feel like kidney would liquefy rather than grind, the consistency seems really soft so I considered maybe cooking it first, but then it's not a raw diet and I don't know if cooking reduces the nutrition of the kidneys? Would it be worth running the kidneys through a grinder WITH the already ground liver to mix them? I also read something about freezing meat/organs for half hour before grinding, I don't know if this would help with kidneys though.
It does make a rather pasty concoction. I actually mix mine with a ground bone in meal. That way no one can complain. Usually, I can get kidneys and liver. I dress my own rabbits so I keep the organs and hearts and freeze until I've got enough to toss into the grind mixture. ciao