Shouldn't be. My guys hollow out the skull, though it's much easier for me to just crack the skull for them. Most of my guys are just farm fuzzies and lack the jaw strength to crack a full sized rabbit skull or at least so they've led me to believe ;D ciao
i get quail from rodent pro also - 10 week size is about 8-9 ounces, some are about 7 ounces. i also get a range of sizes - 2 week, 3 week, 6 week, 8 week, 10 week. with the 10 week size, after they've started to dissect it, i've found an egg in the cage. stored in a corner until someone decides they want dessert
i've never given a rabbit larger than a pound - and they've eaten virtually all of it (except the intestines, and YES! they DO stink ta high heaven!!). again, from rodent pro. the smallest sizes (about 3/4 pound) they usually eat most of the fur, although i do find some tufts of it about the cage, and every bit of bone is gone, too (including skull and mandibles and i don't do anything to open the skull up for them). last order i got some that were larger - haven't offered them yet, so, don't know how they'll deal with it.
i also feed guinea pigs. omg! they absolutely adore gp's!! even more than they love quail!! again, rodent pro and doing almost all the available sizes. only with the xxxl & xxxxl did i find a bit of mandible left and they actually left a 'pelt' of half the skin from that one. otherwise, nothing left - not even intestines sometimes!
To open up the skulls they usually start under the jaw and just work their way up. Roland will sometimes show off by crunching through the top. ::)They usually leave the very top of the skull for me to throw out and sometimes a few teeth. It isn't particularly messy,
LOL! Luv it! Seems like not too long ago posts about feeding one animal to another animal (dead or alive) was met with disugust, disdain and disbelief. Now as more folks see the benefits and watch their ferrets bloom, posts freely explain different ways to present such good food to our ferrets! It's GREAT! Am a tad jealous of you folks with access to larger live prey. Am curious about the raw feeder co-op.