Post by lovethefluffies on Oct 29, 2008 23:20:54 GMT -5
Thank you that is extremly helpful, I have some new items to get this weekend. Babies are doing good, this morning I increased the amounts I was giving them same size chunks and they ate it all up so I am happy. In the past when I gave them that much they would never finish. I think that they are getting used to the raw I am happy to not come home to the kibble poopy smell. When I get home I always put out more food to see if they are interested in eatting usally not somtimes they will take a bite or 2. I am happy with there progress. Jack loves his saturday morning egg yolk. I buy the Omega-3 types of organic eggs for us so I am happy to share them with Jack. I was not sure about the whites. I think I gave it to him the first time and he had a really nasty poop. When I give him his yolk I try to get the others to try it and they are all not interested. I tried mixing it with the oils to get them to taste it and no luck. Any suggestions?
Post by Forum Administrator on Oct 30, 2008 0:44:54 GMT -5
Its okay if they dont want the egg. You can try scrambling up the egg (with no spices) and see if they'll take to it, and then you'd gradually cook the egg less and less till it was raw. Generally I say that eggs and fish are two foods that if your ferts wont eat it, its really ok.
Post by lovethefluffies on Oct 31, 2008 1:18:35 GMT -5
This morning I gave the kids there chicken in the kitchen and I mixed in an egg yolk to see how they would react. So I started the introduction by them watch Jack eat, and putting some one there nose for them to lick off, and as a result Zoey started eatting with Jack. Forme I just want to introduce them to as many different tastes and textures as I can. If they like it than ok and if they don't that is ok too. empty food bowls track record is going strong.
Post by lovethefluffies on Nov 6, 2008 1:03:19 GMT -5
I switched to dark meat chicken. I bought some thighs and took the meat off the bone to give it to them. they are eatting that is the most I can ask for. I gave them a wing piece the other day. There just took turns hiding it. I will say it was fun to watch. That is all for now.
Post by Forum Administrator on Nov 6, 2008 1:19:44 GMT -5
Well I am pleased to hear they are now eating dark meat chicken. That is good because its higher in fat and taurine then white meat. How big are their chunks currently? Good to hear from you, been wonderin' how your kiddos were doing.
Post by lovethefluffies on Nov 7, 2008 2:22:41 GMT -5
Sorry that I have not been writing every day. My father is currently in hospice care so I am not always around. I will post when I can pls do not think that I am giving up on the babies.
I am happy that they are eatting the dark meat as well. The chunks are 1/4- 1/2 inch in size. I randomedly put in a part of a wing or the bone from the thigh. At first they ignored it. Yesturday I saw them stash it, so I am glad to see that they are seeing it as food.
So coming home to empty bowls and the other day I was runnning late so I gave them some EVO in a hurry, and I can honeslty say that it seems that they like the meat better becuse the bowl was not empty of kibble like it was in the past. They used to attack the kibble now it was like" What's this mommy we are hungry, and you are giving us this?"
Post by lovethefluffies on Nov 10, 2008 23:56:35 GMT -5
I have been having much success with the dark meat I just wanted to know what I should try next? I cut the thigh bone into chunks the other day to see what they would do. They seemed to know that there were part of food since it had meat attached to it, but were still not sure what to do with it other than hide it.
Post by Forum Administrator on Nov 11, 2008 23:35:10 GMT -5
If you think they are ready to start on bone this is what I'd do:
Take a chicken WING and cut it into 3 segments (at the joint). Score the meat so they can get a good grip, and give them these to eat. HOPEFULLY they will start to munch on the wing and they will chew all the meat off the bone. Eventually they should start chewing on the bone as well. Try offering the segmented wing bits INSTEAD of the thighs for a few days this week and see what happens.
Post by lovethefluffies on Nov 12, 2008 1:35:01 GMT -5
I have given them wing pieces in addition to the thigh meat and they havde not made much of it in the past. I have some thigh meat that I need to use up first and than I will try the wings only approach. The chunks that I am giving them are a good size so I am hoping.
Post by lovethefluffies on Nov 17, 2008 1:34:48 GMT -5
On saturday I gave them a wing cut in 3 parts and they did not eat it, so that night I cut up the wing into site size pieces and they all seemed to enjoy that yayaya I repeated the same this morning and when I got home they ate most of the wing. It was only one wing so I hope that they ate enough but I am happy that they ate. I think tonight I will give them some thigh meat I have to get some more wings. I am so happy that they ate. I was so proud to see them all chopming away. I think they did not eat the first version because I hooked it to the cage and they could not run and hide with it to eat. All good
Post by Forum Administrator on Nov 17, 2008 1:41:06 GMT -5
Wonderful! This is great news! I would recommend doing the same thing tommorw but with TWO wings insted of one. Once they get the hang of eating it they are going to want (and need) to eat more then 1 wing split between them. You can absolutely toss in some thigh meat for them as well.
Watch them and try to see who is eating the bone and who is not. With a multiple ferret business, its important to know if one of your babies IS NOT eating bone.
Post by lovethefluffies on Nov 22, 2008 2:22:18 GMT -5
so far I have seen they all choping away. i will have to get more wings tomorrow. I was so proud to hear them all crunching away. When I give themthe thigh meat the pieces are about 1 inch in size and they are eatting away. I am so prod of my babies. They are doing good, real good.
Post by Forum Administrator on Nov 25, 2008 4:14:47 GMT -5
What I would do is get them eating the wings consistantly for about 1 week, then work on adding in the following raw meaty bones:
Cornish game hen chopped into 4 quarters Chicken legs Chicken thighs Chicken necks (snacks/treats only, please)
Note: Take advantage of thanksgiving time! Stock up on (usually hard to find) turkey raw meaty bones! Such as:
Turkey necks Turkey tails
You can also try:
Oxtails Rabbit, Pheasent, Duck, or Quail RMBS
Once they are eating a few different types of RMBS let me know. From there we will slowly add in some boneless meats (like beef, pork, or lamb) and then we'll add in an meal of organ meat 1 day per week. Lets take it slow and get them eating rmbs first.