Post by colorguarder08 on Apr 11, 2020 20:29:15 GMT -5
I am aware that feeding a minimum of 3 to 4 different proteins is essential. Ideally the more variety the better. My question is are hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, mice and rats all considered different proteins or are they the same considered the same? I'm not set on a specific feeding type yet. I am pre planning for when I do get my ferrets hopefully in a couple months. my preferred feeding method would be whole prey but I need to do a bit more research before I actually decide what style raw to do.
Post by colorguarder08 on Apr 12, 2020 17:25:45 GMT -5
So another question I have. If I did whole prey diet would a menu of rat, hamster, guinea pig, rabbit, quail, mice and gerbil be healthy or would I need a few more protein sources. I should mention I would also be treating them with chicken hearts and chicks. I really want to feed them as close to their natural diet as possible.
Post by caitmonster on Apr 12, 2020 18:22:53 GMT -5
You've got seven different proteins there (not counting the chicks since those are for treats as you said), so as long as you follow the recommended minimum of 3-4 different proteins per week, you're good! You could rotate some in and out for variety--up to you.
Post by colorguarder08 on Apr 12, 2020 19:47:02 GMT -5
Thank you. If I do whole prey I would plan to feed a different protein every day I could technically add adult chickens and have 8 proteins but I think at that point it would over complicate things. I think the simplest thing would be to have the 7 proteins with a dedicated one per day of the week. Also if I get them use to all 7 on a regular basis then if something happens so I run low on one for a week or so then they are used to and will happily eat the whatever I have extra of.