I find that if I give them a little more than they normally eat in a day,
each day, instead of giving them 2 or 3 days worth of food they eat more,
plus they don't have as much to dig in and throw all over the cage. Just
like us, they like their food fresh. By the way I use a dish that was the
dog's so it is bigger and deeper so the food only covers the bottom of the
dish. It makes it harder to waste.
When I put the food away, I fold the bag top tightly down to get it as
close to the food as possible, smoosh all the air out and use a chip clip
to keep it closed. The food stays fresher and they eat more. I did this
after noticing they always seemed to eat more food at the beginning of the
bag than the last 1/4 of the bag.
I also frequently wash their dish with dish soap to keep it very clean.
OK here is how to get the pounds on, first get a high quality ferret food,
put Ferretone on it to moisten it and mix well. They love it, it adds
calories and they eat more food.
I hope that helps.
Kim the Oregon one
John L. Scott Real Estate
Direct: (503) 380-4195
Toll Free 1-877-490-2595
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[Posted in FML issue 3656]