Post by colorguarder08 on Apr 16, 2020 21:31:07 GMT -5
We will probably end up feeding frankenprey to our kits when we get them. However I have questions about balance and such. I am aware of the need for 3-4 proteins (ideally more but probably won't happen right now). I am afraid if throwing off the balance of what they will eat by feeding them raw at such a young age. I was wondering if a frankenprey with extra meals of a balanced grind be a good way to maintain balance. As kits eat a lot I've done the math for a months worth of frankenprey based on the guide menu on the main site, however from my research kits eat more than an adult male and should have atleast 3 feedings a day. If I did frankenprey in the morning and night with a balanced grind in the afternoon, would that cause any tummy trouble? Is there a frankenprey menu for kits? Also for the meals that are just muscle would ground beef be ok or should it be chunks of meat?
Post by Corvidophile on Apr 17, 2020 10:48:46 GMT -5
Adults and kits eat the same types of stuff, just in greater quantities when they’re young. Ground beef is fine, it will generally have a higher fat content than chunks of beef like you’d use for stew or something, which may cause seedy looking poop at first if they’re not used to higher fat content meat, but this is nothing to worry about and will go away in time as their bodies get used to it. A balanced grind is a good way to stretch the example frankenprey menu out in the middle of the day.
Post by caitmonster on Apr 18, 2020 10:41:34 GMT -5
Tripe (stomach) actually is considered an organ--remember that the definition of "organ" means a part of the body that secretes substances, and stomachs secrete digestive enzymes and acids--but it is lower in nutrients overall compared to other organs so it shouldn't be the main portion fed.
Eggs are great for all ferrets, raw fed or not; they are important because they help prevent hairballs in that the egg protein binds with hairs and helps them pass through the digestive system. They also have lots of yummy fats and protein. You should give 1 whole chicken or duck egg (white and yolk together) per week, 2 during shedding season. You can feed up to 4 quail eggs per week since they are much smaller.
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Apr 19, 2020 4:54:50 GMT -5
Also for the meals that are just muscle would ground beef be ok or should it be chunks of meat?
A little late responding here, but for me, I would use chunks in future than ground beef if you are meaning like hamburger you get from the store--- I think it is better for jaw strength and teeth cleaning. I am comparing chunks to what they say about chicken gizzards. Chicken gizzards are tougher than beef chunks though.
The first thing I did when I got my kit from Petco was give her a chicken wing. I gave her the lower pieces of it. I fed the drum part to the dog as it is too thick to crunch. She loved it. Her first little taste though was a piece of dried meat she found under the bed left by the others. I did not know what she was crunching on, so i tried to get it from her, and she hissed and jumped at me --- it was the cutest little threat.