Post by abbeytheferret6 on May 22, 2020 20:35:57 GMT -5
I responded to someone's post about raw cat food that used eggshells as source of calcium. I gave it a ---go. However, the forum believes that eggshells---while it is calcium---lacks the micronutrients found in the bone and marrow. So grinds with the eggshell can be used but let grinds with bone be the major food source.
Post by peacexlovexpets on May 23, 2020 18:28:52 GMT -5
I would also be slightly concerned about how the egg shell is processed (unless you clean them really well before feeding them) as eggs are sanitized without the intent of the shell being consumed-and if you are getting them fresh from a friend with birds you also have concern for salmonella (won't hurt your ferrets, but they can poop it out and you can get sick). So either way, the shells are a lot harder to feed safely than bones.
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