I'm sorry I haven't been on lately. I am in the process of changing my major at school. Royal pain in the butt since it is a third of the way in the semester.
There is nothing new to report on right now. I am keeping them with what I am right now so that we don't have any backslides. Sam is more willing to eat the egg but still no meat. The end of the week I am going to start cooking it less for them (the chicken I mean).
Post by mustelidmusk on Oct 1, 2008 21:21:13 GMT -5
No problem with posting/not posting - a lot of times thing are just maintaining (i.e., no real news and life gets insanely busy ) It's good that Sam is starting to enjoy the egg. Once you feel that she's "hooked" on the egg, you can sneak a few bis of minced meat into the egg!! Start out with hardly any meat t all, and make sure it's really finely ground up! But wait until you thnk she' read for it...we don't wat to discourage her from eating the egg!
I'm glad the others are munching away on their meaty treats!
And yes, changng majors is a pain in the butt (school is a pain in the butt, but worthwhile!)
I know it is worthwhile but stressful at times. I can't wait to start my new classes. Thanks for understanding.
I am still feeding Sam by hand so I have to work on getting her to eat it on her own, then when she is comfortable with that I will start adding the meat. This is difficult but I know it will be worth it for them.
Oh, on the weight thing with Mr B. I think he lost all that weight because it was his summer weight. Now he is gaining weight at an extreme amount. He is eating ALL the time. I think he is putting on his winter weight and then some with the meat added in. He is definitely a big fatty now. He looks like he did before, okay, a little heavier.
Post by mustelidmusk on Oct 2, 2008 19:58:24 GMT -5
I hand-fed my kids for quite some time before they would eat on their own. I would put the bowl down, and they'd look up at me waiting to be held and hand-fed...now only my two piggiest lie to be held wen they ea. My other two want to eat on their own like real ferrets . I actually miss holding them when feeding them - but at the time, it was driving me nuts because I thought they'd never eat on their own!
It's good to see Mr. B adding his usual winter weight - it's so cute when they get pudgy or the winter ;D
Have fun with school, and again, don't worry about posting all the time - school gets hectic, and you'll still need time with your brats too!
Post by mustelidmusk on Oct 11, 2008 12:39:32 GMT -5
No problem! I know how hectic things get...I've noticed a general slow-down with everybody's posing... classes are starting up - money is tight for everyone, major distraction with the economy, elections, etc. Things have just been stressful lately, so it's jut a bit harder for everyone to say focused!
My goals are to get them to stay supplemental for a while, at least til after Thanksgiving. We are going to be out of town the weekend before Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving week I will be gone for five days. My friend will be taking care of them and wants nothing to do with it aside from the kibble so I will probably have fun giving them their cooked stuff for a couple of days (I hope it does not take longer).
Post by mustelidmusk on Oct 22, 2008 9:28:00 GMT -5
No, problem!!! Once you return from your trip, your kids will probably be happy to get their treats back! Yo may even be ale to use this opportunity to introduce a bite of something new, or something that's not quite their favorite thing!