Post by goingpostal on Jun 15, 2012 11:18:56 GMT -5
They make pulling it off the legs look so much easier than it goes around here. ;D I just made another big order of rabbit and paid extra for it to be skinned this time, they gut them too so saves me a lot of nasty hassle, I can just chop up and freeze.
A couple if mine will chew on the ears, but even if I cleaver them open they don't eat them.
Ferrets: Contessa, Frankenfurter, Butterscotch. Kitties: Watson, Oskar DIP Sinnead, Vincent, Boris, Zeus and Athena, Willow, Mr. Frodo, Indie, Lucrezia, Judge, Odin, Miss Emily, Suki, Cody, Aristotle. RIP Herne, Ligeia, and Mr. Stubbs
i got given 3 rabbits of a guy that shoots everyday,so he gets plenty of them.i put half a gutted rabbit in with mine( fur and head )and they ate the lot.there was a small piece of fur left.i think they got a taste for rabbit from their few trips out,cant wait to get them out for a full season
I don't bother skinning...just knock the guts out and in they go. In summer I cut them into quarters but still leave the fur on. I leave the heads on also, and they eat them; they usually leave the bridge of the nose, zygomatic arches and the toughest part of the skull. They eat all the flesh and organs, though.
Ferr8er- Ferreting is great, hey. We've been having a good season thus far.
Is it easy to gut a rabbit while it still has fur? And once you remove the guts do they still eat them as part of the rabbit meal or do you separate the rabbit into smaller size meals? If so what parts would you include per meal? I can source rabbit quite easily but since I'm only having the one ferret (for now) I doubt she will eat a whole one!
Yes. It cuts down on mess and they usually don't eat the digestive tract. The thing is though that if you leave the fur on and just cut the body cavity open the ferret will usually start eating it from the inside out (to avoid the fur). The can easily get a lot of blood on themselves. I get my rabbits gutted, skinned and beheaded.
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