Post by valkyriestorm on Feb 21, 2011 22:58:07 GMT -5
I havent tried in while but, the other day I bought frozen rabbit legs, thawed one, cut it up and put it down on a plate for my two boys to eat and again they do the same thing, take it all and hide it for later or whatever. I did no feed them till I got home from work that day and I knew they would be hungry for meats, but not the whole meats. :(They are used to eating ground raw meat, but cant get them to eat whole. I have also tried mixing the ground meat with the whole meat and they do the same thing eat around the whole meat and hide it for later. What am I doing wrong here, please help!!
Post by goingpostal on Feb 21, 2011 23:49:57 GMT -5
Sounds like you are moving too fast, if they are eating ground, start mixing in tiny chunks of meat and work your way up to large pieces, I had a couple who needed some time on mush before they would take small chunks and large pieces they would ignore. Eventually we worked our way up and now they have no issues chewing big pieces. Also one of mine would stash all his and eat it privately, still does if he can.
You are moving too fast for them. goingpostal is right. You need to start with chunks just a wee bit bigger than the size of the ground, and not too many to begin with. Just mix it in really well. Once they are taking that, increase the number of slivers of meat, til that's all they are eating, then start again with slightly larger bits. Keep doing this til they are eating reasonably sized pieces. You can up the size/amount every 3-4 days on average.
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