Post by epicrainbolt on Mar 27, 2020 21:27:00 GMT -5
Hello, I'm interested in adding raw to my carpet sharks diet. Right now they are strictly kibble. I purchased some freeze dried chicken to try as treats they ate it up like I have never seen!! So that made me start thinking about adding raw to there daily diet. I'm not really finding much on where I should start to see if this is something they would like because I'm sure it will be a difference from they treats I offer lol.
Hi there and welcome to the forum! When you say they're strictly kibble, do you mean they refuse to eat anything but a certain kibble or that so far you've not tried introducing any raw of any sort to them? If you mean they refuse to eat raw then starting off by making a raw soupie would be a good starting point
My dookling is called Freya and she's transitioned to raw very well and thrives on it!
Read the the info and work on a list of food varieties that you can provide for your ferret. If you want to include some alternative meals(grinds,mice, rat )with the frankenprey model, we have a chart that shows us how to include those.
Post by bluedragonshai on Apr 6, 2020 11:46:10 GMT -5
Hey, so glad youre deciding to add raw meat into their diet, my ferret is purely raw fed and the benefits from it is amazing and well worth switching over or at least adding as a treat, as for starting out read the links posted above, they are the basically the raw meat building blocks for new owners!
seeing as theyve never had raw meat before i would suggest making small batches of raw soup for them to try you can find the recipe in the link above, you can always try raw egg whisked as well, good luck
HI everyone, where do you recommend getting chicken hearts? Im in Toronto, CA and the butchers will only sell 5lbs minimum, which is like 80 oz of chicken heart. Im also starting to transition starting with the soupie.....or what would be a replacement for the chicken heart in order to make the soup? Thanks!
Post by Corvidophile on May 13, 2020 13:14:03 GMT -5
Unfortunately heart’s a pretty strict ingredient because of the high taurine levels necessary. You’ll blow through five pounds in time, just gotta portion it out into smaller parts and freeze it. It’s safe to defrost and refreeze meats multiple times. Some people order meat on the internet, but the shipping is killer for an order as small as five pounds. Do you have the freezer space available? If not, you may look into buying at least a dormitory sized freezer, because buying food in bulk is gonna save you a lot of money in the long run.
Post by PatienceTheVirtue on May 13, 2020 19:21:29 GMT -5
For reference, I feed 2.25oz of heart a week (I have 2 ferrets), so the 80oz would last about 8 months. You'll be making that purchase quite a lot over the years if you don't buy in bulk now I'm jealous you have such easy access honestly, the amount of hoops I jump through for some of their food should qualify me for the Olympics. Congrats lol!