Post by sherrylynne on Jun 20, 2010 12:03:44 GMT -5
I buy a good bit of raw from Tail Blazer's, a pet store near me that specializes in both raw and high quality foods. Now, Tracy knows how picky some of these guys can be, and sometimes when I go in, she has samples for me to take home and try with them, of the commercial raw. She gave me a couple more last evening when I was there, so I though, what the heck, let's see how ferrets, and cats, take to beef with green tripe in it Oh. My. Gods!!!! Now, normally I can at least get most of them to taste something, even just a couple of licks, while I hold them. NOT!!!! They all- and I mean each and every one of them, including Watson, sniffed this stuff, pulled their heads back as far away from it as they could, and glared at me Oh, if looks could kill, I'd have been dead many times over last night Shall we just say green tripe shall never be a part of their diet Don't think I'm even going to bother trying the other package, salmon with green tripe. Might get myself bitten!
LOL! You mean the glare that says you want me to eat THAT?!?!?! ARE YOU TRYING TO POISION US!?!?!?! I get that all the time from our cats.... when ever I try to switch them to raw they look at me like I've grown three heads! Our fuzz like the KSM mix that my m-i-l makes... it consists of gr beef, gr tripe, gr chick feet, and whole eggs. They also love the complete mix, beef, chicken, turkey, tripe, mackerel, chicken feet...all ground and mixed together... I guess they like it because the tripe is hidden... I can't stand the smell of tripe, makes me gag, so I can't feed it alone....
Don't you just love "the" look Tripe the one meal that the dog is guaranteed to have no one trying to steal Fun-Go is the only one that even bothers with this particular cut and then I'm sure it's only to annoy the dog (who thinks this is god's gift to dogs ) ciao
Post by mustelidmusk on Jun 22, 2010 13:33:07 GMT -5
I very small a bag of freeze-dried green tripe that I kept around just to let my ferrets get a whiff of it for enrichment. I was so pleased when the brats rejected it. I finally tossed the bag because it got to the point where all the brats would retreat and hide if the bag came out .
I can just imagine what the fresh stuff would smell like
The real fresh stuff is stinky enough to make you GAG! My mother in law and I go to the local slaughter house to get beef tripe, liver, pancreas (sp?), esophagus, heart, and other lovely tidbits... including ears, hooves, noses, and bones... we take the trailer with 4 or 5 big garbage cans that are strictly used for dog food stuffs... and they just dump in what ever they don't use for our dogs...it's free! BUT the smell!!!! OMG! it is so bad that one day there were actually vultures sitting on my roof, in the trees, and circling my house! My house is closer to the dump so we would clean the tripe and pick out what we would use and drop the rest at the dump... the first time we got our barels full and started cleaning the tripe, we gaged, wretched, it made our eyes water...blech...but over time you get used to the smell... I'm still not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing... though we've gotten some really cool stuff from the slaughter house...a full cows head, my dogs absolutly LOVED it and it took them about a week to clean it out... I don't know if anyone here has any nursing experience...but fresh from the cow tripe smells very similar to a patient with a GI bleed....
Post by Forum Administrator on Jul 12, 2010 7:58:35 GMT -5
I swear the only animal I have seen eat and enjoy tripe is a dog. Ferrets and cats do not seem to be fans of the stuff. I can't even handle the fresh tripe *barf* all I can manage (for my dog) is canned Tripett and I even have to hold my nose with that. If it wasn't so good for my pup, I wouldn't even feed the stuff at all! Oh the things we do for our animals!