Oh no, you can leave bone in meat much longer then that!! It has it written in the files somewhere in this forum, I can never remember but bone in meats can be left in for 48 hours or so I think. Just make sure that if you leave the cage door open and they are running around playing that you either take the food out until play time is over or they are going back into their cage because sometimes (mine does) they take the food out and hide it in the house somewhere!!
You can't force a ferret to eat at certain times. lol They will eat when they are hungry so by leaving the food in the cage then they will eat when they want and it's always available or them.
Post by colorguarder08 on Apr 28, 2020 0:52:13 GMT -5
Ok so today starts Dinozzos full on raw diet. No kibble offered. Thanks to info given by Charlie I feed DiNozzo twice a day a total of 8oz. Typically there's a little bit left like maybe half a teaspoon. Last night I tried grinding it all but the grinder wouldn't work with the Turkey necks. So I said forget it and instead threw all the food for him in one big Tupperware bowl to feed him for the week.He will be on a frankenprey diet. Today the organs came in finally (very unhappy with their packing by the way blood EVERYWHERE). So that was good. His morning meal consisted of chicken hearts and pork with an egg. His evening meal was ground beef spleen and beef stew meat plus the left overs from this morning. In the 9 days since I've had DiNozzo his fur has definitely softened up. Initially it was dry and wiry but now it's mostly soft. I'm sure once his fully transitioned he will be so much softer and healthier.
Edit: the egg was NOT counted as part of his 4oz morning meal it was in addition to it.
He's a good little eater!! If there is a bit left then he's getting enough, which is good! Maybe what you can do is put his weekly diet up in your thread so we can see if you need to make adjustments to it.
What I do is portion out his meals and put them in little snack ziplock baggies. Then each night I pull out his 2 meals I need for the next day to thaw in the fridge over night and ready to go for the next day. So for example today he gets rabbit this morning and beef heart for tonight. I have a schedule on my fridge so I know what meal he gets each day and he has a variety all week.
Example Wednesday AM 2 1/2 oz. Rabbit Wednesday PM 2 1/2 oz. Beef Heart
As he gets older you will find he may start eating a little less so then you will have to adjust his meals. But for now because he is a kit let him eat as much as he wants. If there is no food left increase his meals slightly and if there is lots left over and you feel he is wasting it then decrease his meals slightly.