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Katalyst
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Hi guys,

I'm looking to know what people are offering as a complete diet (fresh meats/fruits etc as apose to kibble based) to the following species:
Red/silver, arctic and corsacs foxes, fennec foxes, raccoon dogs/tanuki, skunks, African pygmy hedgehogs, long eared hedgehogs, raccoons, coat, and any other commonly kept mammal.
Approximate ratios, daily portion size and supplementation would all be useful information.

I know what I feed but it never hurts to ensure things are as good as they can be and I'd like to know what you are all feeding.

Kind regards and thanks!

Kat.

Red foxes, skunks, tanuki and domestic dogs.
Diet geek.

https://kaiswayridgefoxes.com

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Topic starter Posted : May 31, 2018 7:58 am
Vata Raven
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While I can't give very detailed insight, Katalyst.

For foxes (expect for the fennec) have a very similar diet to domestic dogs that aren't on a kibble diet. So that's a good place to start your research.

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Posted : May 31, 2018 10:03 am
Katalyst
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While I can't give very detailed insight, Katalyst.

For foxes (expect for the fennec) have a very similar diet to domestic dogs that aren't on a kibble diet. So that's a good place to start your research.

Thanks Vata. I'm very much a diet geek and not new to nutrition. I should have made myself clearer really.
I'm looking to potentially produce commercial frozen completes for exotic animals and was hoping for more scope than just what *I* find works for my animals. Because let's face it, no matter how many years of experience one has, there is ALWAYS something to learn.
I would however disagree slightly that foxes have a similar diet to domestic dogs. I find that foxes need more bone, more heart and more fruit than most dogs need but again, that's just MY experience and opinion. I'm all ears to anyone that wishes to share their thoughts.

Red foxes, skunks, tanuki and domestic dogs.
Diet geek.

https://kaiswayridgefoxes.com

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Topic starter Posted : June 2, 2018 4:07 pm
Vata Raven
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@Katalyst Are you wanting to make a raw mixture, like this?

https://primalpetfoods.com/collections/raw-frozen-mixes
and
https://primalpetfoods.com/collections/ ... zen-grinds

Or dry kibble?

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Posted : June 2, 2018 5:16 pm
Katalyst
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@Katalyst Are you wanting to make a raw mixture, like this?

https://primalpetfoods.com/collections/raw-frozen-mixes
and
https://primalpetfoods.com/collections/ ... zen-grinds

Or dry kibble?

Raw. There's not really anything like it in the UK for anything other than cats and dogs and whilst it's just a terrible idea right now, it's something I feel might be worthwhile.
I make up all my own foods for my animals and largely avoid kibble except for training and I get so many comments as to how fit and shiny they are. I'd like to share that level of health with other people and their animals I guess.

Red foxes, skunks, tanuki and domestic dogs.
Diet geek.

https://kaiswayridgefoxes.com

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Topic starter Posted : June 2, 2018 5:18 pm
Vata Raven
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@Katalyst I have a book called Nutrition and Nutritional Physiology of the Fox, let me flip though and find what you need.

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Posted : June 2, 2018 5:34 pm
Vata Raven
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Here is a diet table for ranch raised foxes. If you think it's of any use, I can help you more over PM.

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Posted : June 2, 2018 5:50 pm
TamanduaGirl
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Sorry. Forgot about this. I have detailed diet info for fennecs here http://tiny-foxes.com/Diet.html

It also covers exactly what Ikigai is getting and why.

There are composed raw foods for reptiles https://reptilinks.com/

My fennec fox site: http://tiny-foxes.com
My anteater site: http://www.livingwithanteaters.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TamanduaGirl

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Posted : June 2, 2018 7:04 pm
Vata Raven
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I came across this after researching fur farm guidelines.

The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Fox
http://www.nfacc.ca/codes-of-practice/farmed-fox

us fox shippers council
http://usfoxshipperscouncil.org/

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Posted : June 2, 2018 10:25 pm
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