Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Inglewood, New Zealand
I have had Bear for two days on a diet of:
Cooked minced chicken
Live culture natural yoghurt
Recipe is two chicken breasts with skin, two cups of rice, and a pint of yoghurt.
Cook the chicken and mince small, cook rice till just about done and add the chicken and cooking juice to the rice to finish cooking that and to get the maximum flavour from bland ingredients.
Chill and leave for the rice to absorb any liquid left over. It makes about a half-gallon of mix because of the rice. I was aiming for four days of food.
Serve chicken and rice mix by small portions of about a cup warmed a bit in the microwave, with the yoghurt added (two or three tablespoons) just before I give it to Bear.
Effects: Toilet trips have been dropping steadily, (only two last night instead of ten on Friday) and the end product has been getting more and more solid till this morning when there was (ew) nice firm consistency.
I'm going to continue to feed this way till the batch is gone and evaluate.
He has plenty of energy (when he is not out cold sleeping) but is too skinny at the moment for my taste. I will go for a higher calorie diet and bigger portions slowly.
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