Post by colorguarder08 on Jun 1, 2020 11:38:39 GMT -5
I am aware of the 3-4 protein (more if possible) rules. Do you guys consider the organ sources in that? I do not. I am currently making sure they get 2 types of bone in protein and 2 boneless. So chicken wings and turkey wings/necks. Then ground pork and beef stew meat. Or other forms of chunked up beef. Now the organs are from varied sources as well. The hearts are always chicken hearts. The liver is either chicken or beef the other organ is usually from beef.
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Jun 1, 2020 20:40:09 GMT -5
I use the organs of one of my bigger whole prey animals. I serve guinea pig about twice a week, and I have enough to give the organs as a meal to my ferrets(the reason I do not do the 1/2 meal of organs is because they get a little from mice and other).
Some ferrets can not tolerate beef and some can not tolerate chicken. Yeh, it is a bummer--- lots of diarrhea or projectile throwing up. My male doesn't do well on feathered creatures, although I do feed him duck hearts.
Post by caitmonster on Jun 4, 2020 21:36:46 GMT -5
I consider it a bonus if I can get organs from multiple species, but since I have 7 proteins in rotation for bone-in/boneless I don't believe it's necessary. Personally I prefer to feed hearts mainly from larger animals (pig or cow), although I've fallen back on chicken hearts and livers since they're easier to find. Anyone know if amount of taurine per weight is higher in big vs small animals?
Speaking of allergies, Rocky's issue is with duck, oddly enough--no problems with chicken or anything else.
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Jun 5, 2020 6:27:57 GMT -5
My Annabelle could eat chicken with no problem---so if no problems good for you. Just wanting u to to be aware colorguard08---not trying to detour you from chicken or beef. I have found frozen quail at about all Asian stores--if you want to add that as well.