Post by sherrylynne on Nov 26, 2010 21:11:09 GMT -5
Give them as much as they will eat! Warning- they are going to shortly eat you out of house and home for about 2-3 months ! Take the kibble out at least during the day, and feed those babies!!! They are doing exceptionally well In a couple of days, try slivering up the meat, and mixing it up with the soup
I have already moved onto just putting cubes of meat into the soup They were taking to it so well..
My mom gave Harley the tip of a chicken wing today, to see what she would do... she was munching away on it, looking so pleased, got to the bone then looked at me like "MOM! What the heck is this thing ruining my meat?!"
Post by sherrylynne on Nov 27, 2010 10:09:57 GMT -5
That's fantastic!!! No reason they can't have some bone in now, if they'll work at it. It's going to take a bit to build up the necessary jaw strength to actually eat bones, but it will get them there faster. And if they'll do it, try them with more chunks, with the soup used like a "gravy" on top if they need it
Post by sherrylynne on Nov 27, 2010 19:31:07 GMT -5
Again- fantastic If they eat those chunks fine, then I think it's time to start introducing new meats to them! You can try them with whichever meat you choose, just cut smaller than they'll eat the chicken. If they refuse, then mix a few smaller pieces in with their chicken, so the flavours blend a bit.
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Nothing new to report, I have not been able to get out to buy meat yet. I do not eat meat, so I do not even just have some here to give them (still giving them the chicken). I am hoping to go out tomorrow and get them some. Rescue has taken over my life I was out yesterday, then ended up having to euthanize a rescue ferret, and just blagh.
Post by sherrylynne on Nov 30, 2010 19:27:58 GMT -5
Stewing beef is fine. I generally buy the cheapest cuts I can get my hands on Of everything! And no need to take them back a step to ground. I think they'll do well with it. It is important to get other proteins in there(not urgent) so they don't imprint on the chicken. If that happens, then, yes, you have to start them out with soup/ground again. If my Boris hasn't had a food for over a month, he's convinced it's new, and thus now poisonous
Figured it out, I think. My ferret, as lazy as he is, does not chew. He just has been swallowing the meat whole, then pukes trying to get it back up. Blendering the meat for a few days, to see if that stops it, then I will know that is the problem.