I need to get somemore meat and mice tomorrow and restock the freezer lol they are all doing really good. eatting the raw and seem to be really enjoing it alot they all look at me know with the sad eyes when i come home from work so before i can do anything now they get to eat raw man what a life they have now. geeze
Post by Forum Administrator on Jul 20, 2008 20:41:22 GMT -5
Excellent! So are all the babies (except Ollie, we'll discuss that in a second) eating half dollar sized chunks of meat? If so, then here is what I want you to do. Take away the turkey soup. Yes, they will give you "puppy dog eyes" but take it away. I want them ONLY eating the meat chunks now. Once they get used to just eating the chunks (with pinkies, fuzzies, mice and bugs available for those that wil eat them) then you will work on adding in the bone.
When they are eating the chunks of meat with no complaint (by the way use chunks of beef, pork, turkey, chicken, etc. Dont just use "boneless breast meat" from chickens, it has too little fat. Rip up a chicken thigh and let them have that meat---fat, skin, and all) then its time to take a chicken wing, break it into 3 sections (at the joints), cut a few gashes into the meat, and offer it on a plate with their other meat chunks. Somebody might take an interst in it and start chewing on it. I'll be monitering your babies to see who is starting to eat bone (that is our goal right now).
Eventually you want to be feeding them
Raw meaty bones atleast 4 days per week (think chicken wings, quail quarters, etc) Boneless muscle meat 2 days per week (chunks of boneless turkey thigh, beef cubes, pork steaks, etc) Organ meat 1 day per week (chicken hearts, livers, gizzards, beef kidney, sweetbread (thymus), etc)
ok i will use the last of the turkey meat then and now will use chicken chunks and pork, beef and lamb and cut it in half dollar size right? lol puppy eyes i get that when the bowl is gone or when the mice are gone lol. ok so i will do this for awhile then and keep u updated then as we do this i know some of them most of them loved the chunks meat and would pull it all out of the bowl and eat that 1st then the soup. ok will wait .for your info about ollie then i have tryed to feed him by himself handfeeding him and nope he wont dont touch it he smells it then walks away and goes to the kibble and eats that
no i will try that will do that tomorrow cause i work a really goffy shift today at work dang boss that way i can sit and watch him eat it and maybe even offer it to him tyvm will post how he does on it
woohoo the last of the ground turkey is gone i did see mr ollie go over and smell the bowl so should i get somemore and make only enough for him and try to get him to eat it maybe even mix some in his fav duck soup? when i 1st saw ollie he was very skinny and in bad shape he was found on a freeway in las veags i had them use duck soup i know he loves that can mix raw in that what do u think?
Post by Forum Administrator on Jul 22, 2008 17:45:21 GMT -5
To encourage Ollie to eat more use the duck soup, thats just fine. Just when you give him the duck soup feed him in the playpen while to others are in the cage. Only let OLLIE have access to the soupie
wolf and fang had a chicken wing it was funny cause fang was sleeping for the longest time and wolf had the wing just about gone before she woke up he is like a wolf when he eats that wing my god i didnt hear any growling lol
wolf wouldnt let anyone eat on them he would run off with it and stash them and when they would go over to it he would pick them up and run as for fang she just went over and pushed him out of the way and helped herself to it but for the most part the wing was wolfs lol. he acted like a wolf when eatting it
tonite they had some superworms Wolf superworms, kibble Doe superworms, kibble Badger superworms, kibble Fang superworms, kibble Clude (played with the superworms) , kibble Oso (smelled the superworms and licked them) , kibble Kat (licked the superworms) , kibble Ollie LMAO (looked at the superworms) , kibble will feed mice tomorrow as its late and we had a meeting to go to
Post by Forum Administrator on Jul 26, 2008 3:08:37 GMT -5
Im glad they like the bugs. The make a tasty treat (LOADS better then commercial ferret treats!) and as long as you feed them sparingly and they are truely treats and not making up the bulk of the diet (because ferret's arent insectivores ) then you are good to go.
I tried red wigglers (earthworms) with my crew but I didnt have any takers!