So my Hare-Today shipment came in last night. I got whole carcass ground quail, ground pheasant, ground duck, coarse ground duck, quail feet, chicken necks, duck necks, and the capper: dressed whole quail.
The Triad had coarse ground duck last night and loved it (the bones were perfect for them. Although I have noticed that even with a week on ground [bone, organ in] food and their poos are still formed and not loose, like they get on just meat meals and the Aunt Jeni's).
This afternoon (I skipped their breakfast), I laid down paper, then put a plate on it. On that plate? A whole quail. And when I mean whole, I mean feathered head and eyes and organs included.
Even though I love feeding my guys this diet, it does make me pause, when I see it so ... unprocessed, I guess. Quail, apparently, have very, very sweet faces :\
Anyway, it was a hit with Pixie and Sian, who - after the initial WTF? moment - promptly got into a fight over it. They eventually settled down and shared, but it took awhile. Yogi is a bit more apprehensive about it. I saw him licking it, but I haven't seen him actually eat any of it.
And with that, time for pictures. WARNING: QUAIL CARCASS.
So far, they've eaten the legs and wings and ripped the head off. It'll probably last them all day, which is just fine.
Quail. Does a ferret body good.