Post by colorguarder08 on Apr 18, 2020 15:49:26 GMT -5
So the pet store had given DiNozzo some of their food in the AM. When I got there he was asleep but since I don't how long he had been asleep I wait 3 hours to offer chicken. Initially she to recommendations we tried it in the bath tub. He was far to distracted to try and eat. So I put him in his cage to try. He ate a little skin off the thigh. I figured since the pet store soaks their food he probably isn't used to having to actually bite the food. So put the chicken thigh into my grinder on a find grind and by the time I was done he had fallen asleep. I have decided to grind all his meats for the time being until he's learned how to actually eat raw meat. Atleast if I make the grinds I'll know their balanced each week.
Post by colorguarder08 on Apr 19, 2020 12:21:02 GMT -5
I don't have any chicken wings so instead Yesterday I ground up some bone in chicken thigh. This morning I got up at 7am took away his kibble. Just gave him some of the chicken thigh that I ground yesterday, don'tworry it has been a little over 3 hours since the kibble was taken away. He was enjoying it but now wants to come out and play but cant cause 1 I want to give him more than 5 minutes to eat and 2 I'm putting together his play pen. I'll probably bring him out in an hour and remove any uneaten food
Oh that is so awesome!!! Your ferrets sounds like he will switch fairly easily!!
Ferrets like to sleep lots during the day and will be more active at dawn and dust.
Don't be afraid to leave in some bone in meats for him to crunch on. He will get he hang of it. Kits eat more. He seems to have a good appetite!!
It definitely helps that he is almost 4 months so still a kit and still able to imprint on foods. I don't think he understands he needs to chew the meat as yesterday he just wanted to lick it. So I'll start off with a fine grind and work our way up to chunks of meat. As I don't have organ meat yet (outside of hearts and livers) I'll hold off on removing the kibble entirely. I have 6lbs of organs (kidneys, spleens and pancreas) coming in hopefully in the next week or two. So for now I allow him soaked kibble at night and remove it in the morning to avoid any deficiencies. Thankfully I got a meat grinding attachment to my kitchen aid stand mixer as a wedding present and now have a use for it.
well, the BB/proboards platform never really caught up to the cell phone. As far as I know, you still can't upload pics directly from a mobile device. could be one of the reasons that forums are in decline and platforms like facebucket are taking over.
Post by colorguarder08 on Apr 19, 2020 18:47:46 GMT -5
So far our meat count for today is 3.95oz ground chicken thigh bone in. Then because he woke up hungry 10 minutes after I started the dishwasher which the grinder currently is in I weighed out 2oz of beef stew meat which he currently is working on. So far it's looking like getting him to transition to raw will be a breeze.
Yeah, sounds like switching will be real easy!! My ferret was an easy switch too. I even skipped the soup and ground meats. Other then ground beef as a treat when I first got him, then I read about raw feeding and switched him. I just kept trying different meats with him and found what he liked and disliked (wouldn't eat) then set up a schedule for him.
Have you tried breaking up the bone? I take a meat cleaver and chop it up so that some of the bone marrow comes out. Try keeping the bone in meat in his cage longer. I keep it in over night. Bone in meat can stay in the cage for quite a while. When it starts to get funky smelling, time to take it out. lol