Post by keelyjeffreys on Jun 10, 2009 14:28:54 GMT -5
shes eating the whole lot ive started to thicken it up each time its like thick paste now today she polished the whole lot up and i qult her liking the bowl im so happy i thought she was ganna be much harder then this to get her to eat it but shes doing very well so far of course il go slow dont want to scare her off it thankyou i know its only the first step but it wont be long an shel be eating bigger bit she loves the stuff i froze some and put it in the fridge i was ganna take it out and add tiny bits of meat slowly. how many times shall i feed her a day on this becuase she eats the whole lot.
Last Edit: Jun 10, 2009 15:05:22 GMT -5 by keelyjeffreys
Post by keelyjeffreys on Jun 12, 2009 11:31:26 GMT -5
i fed her it again today she ate less then yesturday but she still ate it i tryed it a bit more thicker last night but she didnt eat it so i watered it back down a bit so im still waiting for the hearts and liver to come through the butcher miss placed my order which i werent happy about. ive only tryed beef and chicken so im going to go shoping tomorrow and buy some different meat maybe shes geting bored of beef and chicken lol bless her.
Post by keelyjeffreys on Jun 15, 2009 13:02:58 GMT -5
my up date so far ive fed her on chicken liver but she dont seem to take to it as much as just chicken and beef still waiting for my heart i tryed to put more bigger bits in the last couple of days but she still just takes it and hides it and dont go back to it so is there any thing elese, my mums got kittens and i cult my ferret drinking kitten milk would it of harmed her she seems fine at the moare they aload to drink kitten milk she seemed to like it alot i took her away soon as i cult her she didnt drink alot .keely.
Post by buzzonesbirdie on Jun 16, 2009 11:08:42 GMT -5
First off sorry that it took me so long to get back to you.
Ok with some ferrets you have to move very very slowly when it comes to switching them so just let her determin how slow. If you change something and she doesnt like it then go back and try again in a few days or so.
Kitten milk, i dont know anything about, i do know that they should not get alot if any dairy.
My guys dont eat liver unless its in an aminal some ferrets are like that. I would say though that if you are not planning on feeding whole prey to try a smaller amount of it in the mix so maybe she wont taste it as much.
You need to feed her 3-4 times a day if she is only on the mush, once she is on meat chunks it needs only be 2-3 times. Take her cue if you see her looking for food feed her.
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Post by keelyjeffreys on Jun 21, 2009 14:01:56 GMT -5
ok thankyou you for getting back to me dont worry if you take your time sorry its took me a while to get this up dated shes doing good but yer ill ave to take it slow she still wont eat big bit so ill carry on thickining the soupy each time thankyou keely
Post by keelyjeffreys on Jun 24, 2009 15:06:43 GMT -5
no i havent yet but ill try it to night and see how she goes i surpose it just takes time shell get there soon bless her i just got to take my time with her ill up date it to morrow let you know how she gets on thankyou keely
Post by keelyjeffreys on Jun 26, 2009 16:08:11 GMT -5
i tryed what you said she ate about 3 tiny pieces and then hide the rest guess its a bit more of a progress she really likes it all mashed up in a paste, i thuoght id update you so far. im going to look in the forum for some more ideas im adoping another ferret he eats diced up turky only do you think when i get him itl incuorage her to eat raw meat has that ever happened before.keely
Just popping in, noticed that you've been sitting for a bit. So your getting another ferret who actually eats raw. Congratulations This sometimes helps, but I certainly wouldn't rely on it. I find the business seems to help but I've not noticed that having one of the ferrets eating raw necessarily get the other to eat raw, but it doesn't hurt either. Have you tried putting the tiny chunks in her pasty stuff....I've found that it sometimes works, it's rather like icing on a cookie Good luck ciao
Post by keelyjeffreys on Jul 2, 2009 14:58:35 GMT -5
sorry its been a while since my update everything is going well she still dont wanna eat lots of little bits of raw meat ive let her have a bit of kibble with the soupy because sometimes she wont eat it shes so fussy unless im doing somthing wrong i dnt know wat elese to do she really isnt taking to the little bits of meat, ive tryed different kinds of raw meat shel only eat chicken and beef. she will only about two little bits of the raw meat but thats it shel lick all the soupy round it and then grab and stash the rest of it im ganna look at some more ideas in the forum iv got such a fussy ferret lol but you got to love em
How big are the pieces of meat that you're offering her? You should only be cutting the pieces about the size of the end of your fingernail.... How thick is your soupy, maybe thicknening up her soupy to the thickness of paste (do this slowly) and then adding these little slivers of meat,we can get her to eat more of the little chunkies . Try popping a little piece in her mouth and seeing if she will eat it, then leave it a bit and play with her and then do it again. Once she gets the hang of eating one type of protein (you've got her eating two which is great ) we will work on a different one using the protein source that she likes the best to help her switch. What's another type of protein that you might like to try her on. Often this will be something that you can get easily, either whereever you normally get your meat supply or by ordering it on line. Don't worry about how fast we work on this, no one is on a time line. You don't have to switch her within a given period of time. You want to push her a little bit but still work within her switching schedule . I will check on you tomorrow, to see if you have any questions unless your regular mentor pops in ciao
Post by keelyjeffreys on Jul 9, 2009 14:20:29 GMT -5
hi and i am soo sorry it has taken me a while to update my internet has been playing up i surpose im geting a bit amxious just thought shel be eating raw meat by now i tryed her again and again shel eat more of the little tiny bits of chicken and steak i thickened up the soupy and she ate the whole lot only eat a couple of bits of raw meat pieces which was ok she isnt stashing it now do you know what this meanscould she be gting use to the meat being around her now thanku and il try the above surgestion thanku keelyx
Post by keelyjeffreys on Jul 12, 2009 11:14:51 GMT -5
omg my little jill ate half of the pieces of meat i gave her in her bowl today it was really tiny pieces of raw meat but she ate it be pasionate really does pay off what do i do now it was only chicken bit tho