I'm newish to raw feeding, been following the guidelines on here for how much to feed, but I don't have a lot of options at my local stores. I found a provider online that has whole prey grinds. My question is if feeding a whole prey grind, will my ferrets still need more heart and liver added than what would be in the grind? The proportions it has otherwise are accurate to the feeding guidelines listed here, "10% to 15% bone, about 10% organs & the rest muscle, fat & connective tissue." If anyone could help answer this, I would really appreciate it! Thank you!
Post by Corvidophile on Oct 31, 2022 19:16:43 GMT -5
Yeah, you’re gonna have to make sure the diet consists of at least 10% heart (whose definition butcher wise is organ, but raw feeding wise is considered muscle meat) and 5% liver. Can you email the company to ascertain how much heart and liver is in the grind? If it’s truly the whole animal you sometimes don’t have to have the heart and liver that high because the tongue provides a lot of taurine too, as do fast twitch muscles, and the other secreting organs present (like kidneys for instance) have a similar nutritional profile to liver.