Post by sherrylynne on Apr 7, 2010 18:35:46 GMT -5
They're doing great! And they will get used to it. Just think- they are going from something with a dry, crumbly texture, to something basically cold and slimy It sometimes take a bit. If you like, you can start introducing a new meat to them now as well. Whatever is easier for you to get. Second meat I used, and they still really like it is pork.
Okiedokie! Sounds good to me! I'll start off with CGH, since I have that at my disposal, but after that I'll try and mix it up a bit more! So chicken, CGH, turkey, beef, pork... what other meat is available?
Post by sherrylynne on Apr 9, 2010 17:15:07 GMT -5
Um, let's see....goat, lamb, rabbit, quail, whole prey, fish(not a lot, though), as well as the usual cgh, chicken, turkey, pork, and beef. And all the different cuts in those meats Basically anything you can name as meat! So long as there is no spicing in it, or smoked, salted, etc.
So I'm having a lot of trouble cutting up the CGH with my wimpy little knives. My mom promised to help me soon luckily though. In the meantime, they're eating what little chunks I could get off of it. ;D
AAANNNNDDD, I went to home depot and totally solved my whole litter training ordeal I got a cement mixing bucket thing that fits in the bottom of my FN, and put aspen chips in the bottom (Because Aspen is the chips that are okay for them, if i'm not sorely mistaken). Now, they can poo anywhere in the bottom they want, and in all the other places they have a blast tunneling through it and digging.
Post by sherrylynne on Apr 13, 2010 20:41:40 GMT -5
From what I just read, they seem to be. Didn't know that . Can you get your hands on some kitchen shears? They make cutting up chicken, game hen, etc. a breeze! Even a chef's knife if you can get one works well.
Haha oh I bet! I usually can't drag my butt out of bed in the morning, so I cut up tons of the meat on weekends so I can just plop it in their food dish and go
I also wanted to say that I've seen a remarkable difference in their health! The couple that I got Doc and Otter from were really young, and had a few other animals. They didn't really have steady jobs and thus only bought the cheapest things for their ferrets. When I got them, Doc and Otter were on the Kaytee brand 'Ferret Fiesta' junk. Otter seemed to be doing alright, though he was pretty thin, but Doc had horrible fur. It was sparse, really coarse, and very thin. I just noticed yesterday that Doc has a beautiful coat now. It's very soft and shiny and wonderful. It's thicker, and both of my boys have a healthy weight and muscles! I'm so glad I found this forum!
Post by sherrylynne on Apr 18, 2010 13:46:18 GMT -5
It's surprising how quickly this diet makes a difference for them! Glad it's working Now, for some bad news. My computer has died, so although I'll be able to be on intermittently, I'll have to ask one of the other mentors to check in as well. I'm using a neighbor's right now, but don't want to abuse the priveledge!
Alrighty, that sounds fine! Sorry your computer is down though! And as a warning in advance, I probably won't be able to post much -- if at all next week. D: I work for a theater company, and we have rehearsals and shows every day next week. Sunday 12pm to whenever we finish (which is expected to be at least 7pm And then Monday - Friday from 3:00pm to 10:00pm, but school ends at 2:30, so no time to go home inbetween school and work.
So just thought I'd let you know.
I put a teensy chunks of bone (everything I could get off with my meager knife!) into their chicken (along with cuts of the CGH). They ate it like it was nothing! I'm very proud of them.
Still working on getting kitchen shears and such, though.
Hopefully I'll get some pictures soon. I have some, but they're really no good. I don't have a great camera. lol ;D
Post by sherrylynne on Apr 20, 2010 21:11:01 GMT -5
Ok, well for the week you're gone, keep trying them with the bone. You can likely cut out around the joints, and snap them with your hands there. Try giving them the intact pieces, see how they do with them! And try not to work too hard!
They were for my 'movement pictures' in my photography class Hopefully they turn out alright, since I did them with an old SLR, but I guess we'll see. I certainly think the ferrets count as movement! When i get them (if any of them turn out!) I'll be sure to scan them and post them here