Post by sherrylynne on Mar 4, 2010 21:00:19 GMT -5
Once you start getting more bone into their diet, that should ease up. That's the good thing about a set menu. Makes it easier to be certain they are getting exactly what they need, and you can buy accordingly. I'd like you to set one up if you would. You are so close to graduating with them As for them pooping everywhere, has anything changes recently? Sounds like protesting over something.
Post by sherrylynne on Mar 5, 2010 22:18:06 GMT -5
List out from Mon to Sun, and what they get at each meal. Kind of Mon- cornish hen, beef chunks Tues- pork chunks, chicken wing Wed- mice, liver And so on for the week. If they get the same thing for the entire day, that's fine, too. What I'm trying to do is figure out exactly what they are eating, and how often in the week, so we can make sure the diet is balanced for health. When you list your menu, we'll discuss whatever changes may need to be made, and go from there
Post by babycakes0707 on Mar 7, 2010 16:30:33 GMT -5
ok well i just bought chicken wings, chicken backs&necks, porc back ribs, chicken hearts, pork liver and chicken drumsticks. i was thinkin gmaybe feeding them each a chicken neck or back everyday so they have their bone and then switch a serving everything else everyday?
Post by sherrylynne on Mar 9, 2010 21:46:13 GMT -5
That's good. Can you set it up from Monday to Sunday for me? Sort of like:
Monday: Tues: Wed: Thurs: Fri: Sat: Sun: What I'd like to see is either 4 bone in days, 2 meaty days, and one meal liver, other meal whatever. I know I'm harping on this, but this is how I know that you fully understand their dietary needs.
Post by babycakes0707 on Mar 10, 2010 15:07:02 GMT -5
Ok so so far,
Monday: chicken drumsticks (bone and meat) Tuesday: chicken backs/necks and liver Wednesday : i just gave them porc back ribs (with has obviously one long thin bone and it's also pretty meaty)
i didnt by any meat chunks honestly cause when I look at the bone meat they have, except for th ebacks, theyre all pretty meaty so I figured it was enough for them. Like you can see cartilage, veins,tendons all that its not like emptied out meat you know?
Post by sherrylynne on Mar 10, 2010 23:48:58 GMT -5
The main reason for having only 4 days with bone is so they don't become constipated. That's why two days just muscle meats. Some do need more than the four days, but again, it varies from ferret to ferret. And i'm sorry- I thought they were taking more than just chicken and pork! Are they getting other meats besides those two on a regular basis?
Post by babycakes0707 on Mar 11, 2010 14:03:30 GMT -5
for now thats all i could get ,chicken and porc. i dont remember what they had in th ebeef section bu ti remember it was like big pieces..they usually have turkey wings or drumsticks but this week they didnt have any when I went
Post by sherrylynne on Mar 11, 2010 23:51:33 GMT -5
Big pieces are fine- you just have to cut them up to ferret sized pieces The main reason I'm asking for a menu of what you think they should be having(and what you have available!) is so I know for sure you do understand their dietary needs I'll be honest- there are some weeks I can't get everything I want to feed either. But I know as long as I have those three different proteins, their dietary needs are being met. Do you have any Asian or other ethnic markets near you? They are frequently the best spots to get different meat cheap, like lamb or goat. If you have a Halal(muslim) butcher nearby- lamb is CHEAP!!!!
Post by sherrylynne on Mar 12, 2010 0:28:09 GMT -5
Ok, rereading this thread, You're guys are willing to eat 3+ proteins, with no problems. They handle liver fine, as well as bone. Can you make me up a menu of what you would normally feed them when you can get it? Thanks!