Post by trippyferret on Feb 12, 2011 21:34:17 GMT -5
Ok, we didn't do the gizzards tonight BUT they are eating the soups with NO kibbles!!!!! At first they were like, "What the heck is this?" Then I topped it with a little salmon oil, they started licking and were like, "Hey, this stuff ain't much different than the last stuff." lol! I am super happy! No more kibble!
Now, once she seems comfortable with the kibble less soup, we can start on thickening it up into paste/gruel with bigger chunks, but when you do make sure she's not unsure about the new soup (we don't want to inspire a revolt!)
Post by trippyferret on Feb 13, 2011 18:13:06 GMT -5
They were kinda iffy this morning about the soups. I got them to eat a little bit with salmon oil, but they didn't eat much. So I tried again when I got home from work. MUCH better this time. I put a little salmon oil and they ate the whole bowl, so I'm a happy camper.
Post by trippyferret on Feb 14, 2011 21:14:34 GMT -5
The kids are doing great on the soups. It takes a little encouragement(salmon oil) at first, but they get it and eat the whole bowl. I only put a couple drops, just to get them going. Poops are MUCH better lately. I think what I did wrong was I put too little eggshell because I was eyeballing it. I measured this time to make sure there was enough, and voila! Better poos! I've figured something out about Gwen. She only eats chicken or cgh if she sees Bomber eating it. She'll try to take his piece, so I give her a piece of her own and she starts nomming on it.
Post by trippyferret on Feb 15, 2011 10:31:39 GMT -5
Oh, I forgot to mention this last night, but we've had to regress back to no chunks in the soup. They were not wanting the CGH chunks in the new soup, I'm not sure why but once they are eating the soups good on their own(no salmon oil coaxing) then I will start trying the chunks again.
Post by trippyferret on Feb 15, 2011 15:57:36 GMT -5
It's the same soup, just no kibble in it. I think they are still getting used to the new taste, so the CGH chunks don't taste right to them or something. I'll go back to fingernail size if I have to, just to get them back where they were. lol! Oh and I got my bone meal in the mail today! Yay! I'll start putting it in their next batch.
Last Edit: Feb 15, 2011 15:58:14 GMT -5 by trippyferret
Sounds like a plan. Definitely let me know how they react to the diced bits of meat (when you add). It could be clashing taste, it could be they're getting a bit ... too used to the CGH or it could be them throwing a bit of a fit over the changes.
Wow! They're really getting into it (I bet you feel so proud )! If all three are pretty solidly situated with the CGH (handling bone, and eating it regularly), I'd move up to a slightly bigger size, just to make sure everyone gets enough.
Post by trippyferret on Feb 16, 2011 20:26:27 GMT -5
No worries, it's close to dinner time and they still have a bit of cgh left so I'm pretty sure they are getting enough. Plus Gwen still get soups with Salem. And of course I'm proud, I had to grab a camera and document this occasion. Oh and the feeding den? Soooo easy. Just buy a rubbermaid and some zip ties, drill two small holes near the top just enough so that meat can kinda dangle from the hook. Put the zip tie through the holes and tighten it. Put some meat on a hook and hook it to the zip tie and you're done! lol.
Last Edit: Feb 16, 2011 20:30:03 GMT -5 by trippyferret
Post by trippyferret on Feb 18, 2011 10:14:32 GMT -5
A little frustrated this morning with the big kids. I left them a pork tail last night, but I didn't chop it up like I normally do. They didn't touch it at all. The also had chicken wings yesterday and wouldn't eat those until I cut them in pieces. Is there going to be a point when I can just give them their meat and leave it at that? The only thing I can give them whole, it seems, is the CGH. Anything else, I have to chop up. Eve and Gwen are doing well on their soups, got them back on tiny chunks again. Thinking I might cut up a bunch of tiny chunks and top them with salmon oil and see what Salem and Gwen does with them later today.