Post by aikidokim2 on May 13, 2009 22:06:56 GMT -5
I do have some chicken necks, I'll have to thaw one and try it. I also have some frozen chicken, from when they stopped eating it. Would it be better to give the chicken neck whole at first, or should I cut it into smaller sections? I have noticed though, in the short time that I have not been able to give them the meat chunks, they have "lost" alot of their muscle mass in their neck area! Or at least it seems!!
Post by sherrylynne on May 14, 2009 9:11:53 GMT -5
They will lose it fairly quickly. That's why it's important to keep up with this. Think about it- let's say you walk 5 miles a day. Then one week, you're too ill/busy to do much past getting up out of bed and to work. At the end of that week, you're legs will not easily take you that 5 miles again, until you build the muscles back up again! As for the chicken necks now, I'd chop it up again, until they've built the muscles back up again to be able to handle it whole. What other meats do you have on hand for them, just to give them the variety they need?
Post by aikidokim2 on May 21, 2009 13:10:28 GMT -5
I apologize about not posting in a while, but unfortunately, I think I am going to have to put this off for a while. With everything else going on right now, I am too busy to consistently get online and check the forum and post. I think for now, until my schedule normalizes a bit, I will feed them the mixture of higher quality kibble and freeze dried treats and supplement that with the raw meats, etc. I am hoping that supplementing the kibble with the raw is better than no raw at all!? I have definitely learned a lot about ferret diets and different foods/kibble through this site! I definitely agree that the more natural the diet, for any animal, the better off they probably are! Hopefully I will be able to come back and start posting soon!!
Post by sherrylynne on May 21, 2009 19:39:43 GMT -5
When you are ready, just pm Guili, and she can retrieve this thread if you like, or you could start a new one . Sometimes life does get in the way. A high quality kibble like Evo is definitely better than a lot out there, and supplementation is a really good idea. Just make sure to not feed the kibbles and raw together, or even within a few hours of each other, due to the different digestion rates. Maybe have a kibble day, and then on another day, make it a raw day?
I will try doing the different day thing and see how that works with my hectic schedule. The kibble mixture I am using is a combo of numerous diff ones, like Evo, Orijen, 8-in-1 crunchy and soft moist and then I also mix in the freeze dried treats. Which I feel is still way better than what my past ferrets were fed!! (Marshall's kibble and treats!!), but it may not be as good as raw!!! I am very appreciative of all your help so far though. Thank you!!!!