;D ;D ;D ;D Sounds like mine every time I go food shopping Great mix. If you're wee ones will eat all that they will have a well balanced diet. Remember that baby anything is candy for ferrets (very little nutritional value but a great treat) ciao
I'll let you know when i place the haretoday order. It probably wont be for a week or so as I do have enough hearts for 2 weeks-ish, plus they aren't processing new orders til the 11th.
I can't wait til they will eat weird things like chicken feet lol! Which I am sure will gross me out to touch BUT I think is really cool that they'd eat such things! (Maybe that makes me weird, lol -- but I was looking through all the products that HareToday offers and they have a lot of dehydrated animal parts that are totally awesome like beef trachea and ANTLERS!)
Can oil go bad? I was looking to see what we had in our pantry to see if we had any marine fish oil (we have weird stuff so...) and found a coat supplement that we bought last summer when our Maine Coon was losing her coat. The ingredients are: Fish Oil, Gelatin, Glycerin, Water, dl-Alpho Tocopheryl, Vit A Palmitate, and Vitamin D3.
True. Jackie said to offer it to a fert and see if they'd eat it, because one of the ingredients was a preservative. (I got bored, and asked her opinion in the Skype chatroom.) It was apparently rather pricey... I have to go to that pet store tomorrow to get some S&C so I'll check out what they have for oils. I think my mom said they also had taurine supplements.
Oh, here's a nice pic I got of Soxx earlier this evening:
Right now he is sleeping in a box of stuffed toys that came with him and Marley from his last home. They'd been put up for awhile out of rotation and he hadn't shown any real affection to them before. I think tomorrow before I leave for work I am going to create a little pile of stuffies in the cage for him (no stuffie chewers phew!)
Both he and Freya finished supper soupies with no assistance from me. Marley ate half of his and I will try to get him to eat the rest before I go to sleep. Tomorrow morning he is getting 3.5 tbsp with a good sprinkle of FD; Freya is getting 2.5 w/maybe .5 tbsp max FD; Soxx is getting same as Mar but a little more FD. It's more than they will eat in one go but since I will be gone at work til 2:30 I want to make sure they will have enough! I may put a little rehydrated FD out for them since that will stay fresher longer... Im nervous they will be so ravenous when I get home...and are gonna hafta wait for me to hack apart enough chicken to grind up for soupies cos they are gonna have eaten me out of house & home I gotta go to the store!
I would certainly consider it (adding the turkey) I would only add a small amount (don't want to upset your picky eater) to begin with. It also prevents from making a whole batch and finding out they won't even sample it. Then just add more as you go. Some people like to do the total protein change...I've found it seems to work very well for the younger fuzzes but for some of the older, picky eaters they seem to go more for the more gradual approach. I will let you mull over which you think would be best accepted by your wee ones. You may have to spoon feed to start, just different smells....let me know how it goes Good luck with work tomorrow ciao
hmm well I suppose first things first and I should finishing weaning off the freeze dried. I may have gotten rather ahead of myself
Freya is the funniest thing..still needs to get started with spoon-feeding but then licks her bowl clean. Avoids the spoon like I'm trying to poison her until I finally get some dabbed onto her nose. Then its like... " oh, this ISNT poison...RIGHT!" But at least she DOES eat
I'm congested. Again. My immune system ..or lack thereof.. is fired. That is the last time *I* go to a hospital >.>
You know your little Freya has nothing on another wee switching fuzz. No names of course but he has to have 5 kibbles sitting in his bowl or he won't touch his soupies . I never really thought about ferrets being a visual but this wee one is ;D. I can sympathise with your switching dilemas...I'm in the process of switching a new wee one who just came in yesterday. Atreyu, isn't too sure about this stuff, but ate a couple of tsp of food today....doesn't like the bone chunks though ;D I hope you're not coming down with something else. That wouldn't be good at all. ciao
So, for bedtime soupies, Marley got barely a sprinkle (less than 1 tsp) of FD on top of his 2.5 tbsp raw, along with some pieces of skin. Well..he went right to town on it!! I wish I had had a camera handy when he got to a particularly big piece of skin..lip sneered back, eyes closed, chewing like...I dont WANT to like this... ;D For suppertime soupies he got a bit more FD (probably 1-1.5 tsp) and licked the bowl clean. Bedtime soupies he left a little in the bottom.
Soxx got around 1.5 tsp FD to about 1.5-2 tbsp raw. He hasn't been finishing his bowls lately...he will lick up all the liquid and ignore the rest. Thoughts on getting him to eat the whole deal?
Freya got probably 2.5 tsp FD with 1.5 tbsp raw. Licked the bowl cleaner than clean, including the small pieces of skin! Suppertime soupies were the same for her in quantity/proportions and amount left when done (absolutely none).
I've noticed that during the day they don't go back to leftovers from that morning. When I come home from work the bowls look exactly the same as when they finished their morning soupies. I had just been serving them a little extra food in the mornings to save time before work so they would have something to eat during the day. Why do you think they ignore it?
I find that fuzzes develop an eating schedule. You're little ones may not eat much if any after they've eaten in the morning. I also know that when the ground starts to dry up that ferrets usually won't eat it. I've gone as far as stirring it up and then for some reason it's all ok again. Ahh, Mr. Soxx needs his soupy to be a bit dryer or thicker. I've had a number of fuzzies who would sooner lick the sauce rather than having to chew their food. See if you can convince him to eat a thicker soupy. I've found this often helps end the I'm only going to eat the liquid part of the soupy. You may find that you have to convince him a bit but I think if you can get him to eat it thicker he will probably eat his food rather than just drink it ciao