Post by sherrylynne on Feb 19, 2010 21:05:06 GMT -5
Excellent! I wasn't sure if you meant he ate any kind of chicken you gave him, or any kind of meat Ok, now to get Scratch onto the bone! Try offering chopped up wing tips for him. Make them about 1/2 in length.
Post by babycakes0707 on Feb 21, 2010 19:32:27 GMT -5
alright im defrosting chicken wings right now, that was actually the first bone molson ate so maybe itll work for scratch too! i remember really smooshing bones for molson though like with a huge hammer just tryin gto get it as mooshed and almost liquid as possible...but i dont have a hammer for that anymore lol
Post by sherrylynne on Feb 23, 2010 20:55:27 GMT -5
How much bone are they eating? They should be getting bone about 4 days a week. What is the diarrhea like? Yellow/seedy, watery, blackish? If they are playing/eating/active as normal, try giving them some pumpkin, about a tsp each. Warning- if you do- poops will be orange.
Post by babycakes0707 on Feb 26, 2010 12:46:00 GMT -5
its just liquid and i guess they should get more bone, i gave them bones in the beginning of the week and now theyre eating liver. by the way sorry i havent replied lately, it's been really hectic here, my boyfriend is joining the canadian army and there is so much to plan!
Post by sherrylynne on Feb 26, 2010 17:37:08 GMT -5
Oh, wow! Congratulations to him ! Yes, the liver will make it looser, too, so more bone would definitely be in line. Some people I know feed bone every day at one meal. They spread the muscle meat out over 4 breakfasts, the liver for one, and everything else is bone in. Ferrets need fairly high amounts of calcium as a rule.
Post by sherrylynne on Feb 27, 2010 15:48:19 GMT -5
Do you have some sort of warehouse store near you? If you do, you might be able to buy chicken wings, and maybe even turkey necks in bulk. In the interim, give them some powdered eggshell on the meat in place of bone, and maybe a bit of pure pumpkin every couple of days(1/2 tsp) til you can get more bone in meats.
Post by babycakes0707 on Mar 1, 2010 21:11:35 GMT -5
i really dont have many stores where i live lol i have agrocery store, a subway and a video rental place near my house...lol. theres also a butcher who used to give me free chicken necks for molson (considering i also bought all othe pther meat most people dont want to buy lol) i gave them an egg yesterday and broke up the eggshells into it and they both ate that up pretty quickly!
Post by sherrylynne on Mar 1, 2010 23:00:41 GMT -5
That's great! I'm glad they like the shell. Can you powder it for them? They absorb the nutrients in powdered shell better for some reason. I'm guessing it doesn't stay in the gut long enough to break down enough otherwise. Can you set me up a sample menu of what they're eating now? Sort of like, Mon.- chicken necks, Tues.- beef chunks, etc.
Post by babycakes0707 on Mar 4, 2010 12:20:03 GMT -5
well right now they didnt have a specific menu for each day, which i guess i should start on. i'm just a bit frustrated cause theyve been having the runs lately and theyre pretty much pooping just about anywhere in their cage its disgusting