Hello, I’m new to this whole ferret thing.. Feb 18, 2021 14:34:03 GMT -5 via mobile
Post by killstartomie on Feb 18, 2021 14:34:03 GMT -5
This is the first forum I’ve ever joined, and I’ve been planning on getting a ferret for the last 8 months. I have checked out this forum frequently during my search, ive been doing lots of research on them regarding bedding, environment, diet, toys, anything I could think of to make my future furry friend happy. I was not planning on getting on for another 2 or 3 months so I could have at least a year or so of research under my belt; however my mom convinced me to take the plunge and I’ve had my little girl Spice for less than 48 hours. I got her from a breeder as the rescue in my city is on hold currently and has very high demand. I believe spice is a champagne? She’s very light in colour and her markings have not fully come out yet. To be honest I wanted to get an older one because it’s my first time, and I didn’t want to make any mistakes, but things tend to work out like this I guess. I joined because I was hoping to utilize the mentoring program regarding raw diet, but unfortunately that isn’t running right now. The breeder has her eating a certain cat food brand for kittens as well as the #1 ferret kibble brand in America. However, I know these aren’t good for my little one. I have always wanted to feed my ferret raw because then it will have the best quality of life, and I’ve been pouring over your guys forums about the raw food Frankenprey menu; I have a scale and safe bowls. But I’m just not sure I can pull it off without any help. She is 10 weeks old; I’m unsure of when or how to start feeding her raw. The ferret kibble makes her extremely smelly and I’ve heard nothing but bad things about it so I would like to get her off of it as soon as possible. However, I tried giving her some pure bone, meat, and organ frozen meat and she didn’t like it. I also tried pounding chicken wings in order to break the bones and everything, but she wouldn’t taste it. I was told that with young ones they would eat anything you put in front of them, and I was trying to go off of the Frankenprey diet, but am I supposed to make a soup for one so young? Any help with this would be very much appreciated. Again, I’ve only had her for less than 48 hours so I know she won’t warm up to the idea of new food immediately but I’m just not sure where to start as all of the posts around the internet ive seen have been very vague and geared towards fully grown ferrets.