Post by maddiesmom on Jun 23, 2010 19:18:28 GMT -5
Well, once I learned that the breeder was feeding kibble and raw, I knew this one was in the bag. but... Murtagh wants whole mice and chicks - when I gave a chicken wing, leg, or a cornish hen, he looked at it like it was a Martian. So, this is only day two of trying a soupie, and it's a chunky (not so watery) soupie with big peices of chicken chunks. He chowed I know this isn't a big maraculous thing, but I'm proud of him. Yesterday evening, I was a mean mommy. He kept sniffing the soupie, especially on he spoon, but didn't try it. So, after giving him a fair enough chance to try it on his own, I offered it to him to sniff, and promptly dunked his nose/mouth in it he chowed it!! I hope he'll be chowng on bones real soon - so we have no more loose poopies lol
Don't ever put down what you and your furbaby are successful in doing together. Getting a ferret to change what their idea of taste and texture is a difficult endeavor and every little success is a wonderful step in the right direction. Give yourself a pat on the back and your furbaby a big hug. You should see if you can get some chicks and mice and even if you only feed these occasionally (they would work as part of the three or more proteins that your little one has to eat) they work very well at cleaning out his system of hair and other indigestibles and helps keep his whole digestive system balanced and working at it's optimum. Awesome you two....keep up the wonderful work. Your journey has begun ciao
Post by maddiesmom on Jun 24, 2010 15:30:58 GMT -5
. Thanks Heather!
The breeder sent us home with two bags of chicks. while it still grosses me out, I've found ways (for me ) to feed it, and I have been...(that should be a brag in itself LOL) I've already decided when I start to run out, I'll be placing another order from rodentpro for mice and chicks
Post by sherrylynne on Jun 24, 2010 19:48:15 GMT -5
That is excellent news, and NOT a mini-brag either! Getting them to try something they haven't had before is always interesting And getting him used to the soup is a good idea. If he ever becomes ill from anything, having them accustomed to eating soup will come in awfully handy!
Post by Forum Administrator on Jul 12, 2010 8:10:14 GMT -5
How exciting! Aren't ferrets funny? They act like you are trying to poison them and then you go and force them to try the new food and they are all like "Oh wow! This stuff is awesome!" Silly weasels. . You should be proud of your little one. This is a big accomplishment. :-)