Chicken livers, gizzards, and hearts.

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    Punkygirl0101 New Member

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    Are they good or bad to feed ferrets? I gave the girls chicken livers because i am still trying to get them to eat raw!! And Romy ate it! She actually loved it, and ive been giving her one a day for a few days now and the nasty stools are gone, and the number of stools are gone too (they were pooping atleast 10 times a day each!!

    My mom bought some chicken hearts and gizzards for them thinking maybe they would like that, and I havent given it to them yet I was gonna do that tomorrow, is it a good idea?
     
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    Oh yea ;) hearts have taurine, which is good for them. Some ferrets don't like gizzards, though :p My crew chows on them, though!

    Are you thinking about switching to raw? I have a good forum that has a mentor program for switching... and lots of good info if you don't feel like having a mentor ;) google holistic ferret forum ;)
     
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    Yeah ive been trying to switch them to raw, because they are not doing their best on kibble. I'm going to continue to do more research on ferret raw feeding!
     
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    :D That's awesome! Hope you don't mind me sharing.... ;) If I can help in any way, please let me know!

    I never realized how MUCH their diet affects them until I had two in my arms at the same time... One kibble fed, and one raw fed. One was soft & silky, the other was coarse (almost wiry in comparison) and the smell was different, too. Much more musky on kibble. Raw feeding the ferrets was actually easier for me than the dogs... :p I've even graduated to whole prey (frozen-thawed) which I NEVER thought I'd do! :eek:

    Do you have a Ferrets for Dummies Book? 2nd Edition? It has a section in there about raw. Also, The Holistic Ferret Forum - Natural Ferret Nutrition
    Natural Ferret Diets - Whole Prey Diets and Raw Diets for Ferrets
    Is a Natural Diet Right for Your Ferret?
    Guili's great ;) She's on the holistic ferret forum, too
     

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