i was wondering about this.... i didn't actually think of it. my mom did. haha.
are organs all the same? like liver, kidney spleen, do they do all the same things? or do they have to have liver AND some other organ?
and with bones, can they eat turkey bones, like the wings, i don't think so, but I'm making sure. same with goat, i got a package of goat stew with bones in them, so i would like to know if they can eat that.
Last Edit: Nov 2, 2010 19:47:05 GMT -5 by horse656
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No, all organs aren't the same. Raw diets require 5% liver and 5% other secreting organs like kidney.
They can definitely eat turkey bones. Bird bones are great because they're less dense than the bones of larger animals like cows and pigs. Goat might be a bit on the large side for ferrets. It comes down to what your ferret will eat. Some are reluctant to eat large bones because it's more work. You might want to start with something like chicken, turkey, or duck neck. Necks tend to be easier to chew.
Well you could thaw them out and see if you can tell them apart. I know frozen meat all looks the same. If that doesn't work, maybe just blend them all up into an organ soup? Then you know they're getting some liver and some "other".
Post by sherrylynne on Nov 3, 2010 19:47:05 GMT -5
Mine won't touch the turkey bones. Except eating some of the wing tip, or the neck, chopped up. Even at that, they leave the denser "middle" part of the neck bones. I also get goat in a stewing form, and they just eat the meat off of them, so no worries there. As for the organ meats, depending on how much you have, you could simply grab a package a week to give to them. It takes a while for deficiencies to show up. As long as they are getting liver a couple times a month for two or three months, til you get your next batch in, and LABEL it, , they should be fine.