Post by cockneyferret on Nov 8, 2019 10:18:40 GMT -5
So as part of an order I was given some freebies to try out. I got:
Some pinkies mice Some day old quail Some day old chicks
I thought i'd give Bandida and Ladrona a mouse each and they destroyed them, the following day they had Quail, which they were a little more cautious of, but having checked their feeding den and FN after about an hour, both quails where nowhere to be found.
Yesterday they had a chick each, which I only found one foot of, which one of them had dropped out of their cage onto the floor below.
They certainly seem happier on whole prey than chunks/blends/grinds.
It may be completely unrelated but Bandida seems way more chilled and less nippy since having whole prey. Has anyone else noticed behavioural changes after feeding whole prey?
Prey is what they should have, it's just for most of us, the cost and attaining a decent supply can be difficult. Just remember baby of anything is just a treat. Day old chicks (my guys love them...they're food worth fighting for), pinkies all juvenile animals. Their bones are not able to offer calcium and trace minerals that are needed. So, if you're going to feed whole prey, work up to adult creatures. ciao
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Nov 10, 2019 8:27:41 GMT -5
I went for the adult mice but gutted them, skinned them, and cut them up. At one time I put salmon oil on them--this was when I was trying to get them to eat them with fur on. I don't do salmon oil now, neither do I skin them---but I still gut them. Don't want them to reject them, since they are used to eating them cleaned. All organs are still intact.
Ferrets: Contessa, Frankenfurter, Butterscotch. Kitties: Watson, Oskar DIP Sinnead, Vincent, Boris, Zeus and Athena, Willow, Mr. Frodo, Indie, Lucrezia, Judge, Odin, Miss Emily, Suki, Cody, Aristotle. RIP Herne, Ligeia, and Mr. Stubbs