Post by kelseyjosine on Jul 25, 2010 19:21:04 GMT -5
I'm just wondering if there are certain cuts of meat that shouldn't be fed. I'm a vegetarian so I don't know a ton about the different cuts of meat. I know that some cuts are leaner and some more dense but don't know which ones.
There isn't a ton of variety in the grocery stores here but are there any types of animals I shouldn't feed that aren't really nutritious?
I'm a little lost on what they can eat and what they can't.
Any protein source. Out of the grocery store....chicken, beef, lamb, pork, various fish...the list is endless. The only thing I can think of is remember that they require fat, unlike us. So, you don't have to go for the more expensive trimmed meats. Fat, skin these are things that our little ones need. Your imagination is the only limits ciao
The only thing I can think of is remember that they require fat, unlike us.
Thats because we being omnivore can just have, I believe its called, carbohydrates, ferrets, can't have them! We can have sugar, its very bad for ferrets! everything carnivore, in other words, think of a food premed with nothing but animal parts!
Post by kelseyjosine on Jul 28, 2010 19:44:54 GMT -5
So different cuts like shank, loin, etc. are all okay right? I'm also not very familiar with prices. I know it varies by area but are there any like overpriced cuts of meat that really aren't worth the price? I tend to think things are a great deal when in reality they're not haha.
Post by sherrylynne on Jul 28, 2010 21:22:42 GMT -5
Since I buy almost all my ferret meat on sale, I seldom have "over priced" cuts And lets face it- the chewier, tougher meats are better for their teeth! Although, I have been given some very pricey cuts that are slightly freezer burned(deemed "unfit" for their consumption by my clients!), and the ferrets adore the pricier ones like the tenderloin, etc
Kelsey, I too buy the cheapest meat around. When it comes to cuts, don't worry about it. It's actually better to give them different cuts since each cut comes from a different part of the animal and give your ferret more variety in taste and nutrition. Same goes for chickens. I believe someone on this forum (probably Sherry) told me to feed different aged chickens since they have different nutrition in each one (correct me if i'm wrong?) Currently I feed chicken, pork and beef. I buy the cheapest pork and beef cuts I can find (example- last week they had rib eye steak, this week they have stew meat.) regardless of fat content. I buy whole chickens and using my handy dandy knife hack it up into pieces, bones, skin and fat. Easiest way for me
Kelsey look in your area for a butcher. get in good with him and his company and he may be able to start giving you discounts or give away scraps of meat after he trims down a steak for selling. that would help ease up on the bank situation!
How do you feel feeding raw to your pets when you are a vegitarian?
Post by kelseyjosine on Jul 29, 2010 10:44:02 GMT -5
Thankfully it really doesn't bother me to feed them raw meat. I haven't eaten meat in about 6 months. It's mostly just gross for me haha. The only thing I can't do is cut a whole animal up, like a whole chicken or whole prey. If I can see it's head then I can't cut it up, it's too gross for me. But if it's just cuts of meat, I'm able to just see it as the ferret's food. I don't associate it with something that I would eat anymore. It's a little difficult for me to feed whole prey also, but again..as long as I don't have to cut it up or anything, I'm okay.