Oh.. I am not adding pumpkin in daily. I read somewhere that feeding pumpkin daily COULD cause a blockage.... I don't know what to think.... her poops are fine but when she eats she gags a lot but she also eats a lot, she's not throwing it up though. I think that maybe she eats her bones TOO quickly?!? I'm going to post about this. It's weird, she's acting normal and appetite is great!
My grils have been quite easy. I just checked out when this thread got started, May 4th lol thats like 1 month only and they're eating just about everything!
Hm I've never heard about pumpkin causing a blockage. Maybe if there was one present, pumpkin 'could' worsen it. But daily pumpkin is a great thing to add (as a natural whole prey diet would have fiber). It helps prevent fur balls and seems to Improve the overall quality of stools. 1 tsp daily is recommended. 1 tbsp for blockages.
I think once the pieces get bigger the issue will get better. It's much harder to eat fast when dealing with whole pieces.
You could try taking a wing and smashing the bones, make slashes in the meat, and offer that to them. Basically keep the piece whole but tenderize it you could also hang the meat from a hook (gives the resistance to tear meat off the piece).
Congratulations You've graduated and you're ready to walk this path alone, now. You have the foundation to help you feed your fuzzes in a more natural and healthy manner. Please remember that your learning never stops, and dietary needs change from ferret to ferret (as I'm sure you are more than aware of) and throughout each their lives. Continuing to search out and finding more protein types assures covering all of your little ones' dietary needs. I would also like you to be aware that though you now have the capability and the knowledge to create and adjust your little ones diets, you are never alone and that your mentor (you need only pm) is always available to you. The list is also a very good resource and you should always be aware that it's available to answer any questions you may have either about diet or care. Good luck, in a few days either Sherry or I will lock down this thread. If you wish to update your menu do so now as it will be viewed and can be used by yourself and many others at any time as a reference tool. Once it gets locked down you will not be able to post or change it. Your mentor will be in to congratulate you shortly . Congratulations again ciao
I'm happy my girls have graduated and for anyone looking to switch to raw, my girls were just a breeze!!! I didn't think it would be this easy and actually this convenient! It doesn't take me much longer to feed them and they are much more healthy and active!! Feeding my girls raw is the best decision I could have EVER made!
Jackie, you are a great mentor! Keep it up! I will keep sending new ferrents in this direction !
Thanks again and "coooool, my name will now say Raw Feeder ;D"