Rav, the recipe that I use a modified version is the one that I use for my skunks. The version that I am going to type up here based on one that I used for a ferret I was given not long ago with shelter shock. I nearly lost him. I used it as a base for duck soup, and then increased his recipe intake and reduced his meds. When I saw how well he was doing on it, and how much he enjoyed it, I started my others on it as well. The result has been amazing. Their coats are thick and silky, they have less of an odor to them and to their litter box, and they are much more healthy. If you have any quesitons about it or the ingredients, just let me know.
What you will do is basically just mix all of the ingredients together. I'm not sure how many ferrets you have, but one batch will last my three a month. You can divide it up in to baggies or containers, and freeze the rest, just taking out what you need for a two or three day supply. I offer them about a quarter cup in the morning and again in the evening. They always have a bowl of Innova available. Mine didn't take to fresh or frozen veggies easily, so I use the baby food mixed in the recipe. The absolutely devour it! It did take my healthy two a bit to get used to it. I would but a teaspoon of the recipe in with a small handfull of Innova, and then increased the recipe ammount until they were eating it alone. I also heat it up for about ten seconds, just to take the chill off. If you heat it too long, or cook the meat, it kills the nutritional value of the vitamins as well as the what is contained in the meat.
When you read through it, it does look overwhelming. And of course, there is some initial cost involved. But, it lasts you forever, and the results are well worth it. If you choose not to add the Healthy powder, you can use a product called Missing Link for felines. It is a dietary supplement that you can find at the health food store and some animal supply stores. Follow the dosage directions on the package, adding it daily to their food, instead of to the recipe. It does need to be refrigerated, but will again last you quite some time. If I remember the dosage correctly, it is 1/2 teaspoon to ten pounds. So, you won't need to add very much!
Again, if you have any questions, please let me know!
2 pounds raw ground turkey
4 tbs healthy powder (outlined below)
2 tbs bonemeal powder (human grade, main source of calcium)
2 tbs cold-pressed vegetable oil (safflower, soy or corn)
200 I.U. vitamin E (D-Alpha)
500 mg taurine (an amino acid, helps to prevent eye and cardiac diseases)
6 medium size jars baby food vegetables, variety.
2 cups nutritional yeast (not Brewer's. Good source of iron and other vitamins)
1 cup lecithin granules (allows for the break down and absorbtion of fats contained in foods)
1/4 cup kelp powder (contains iodine and trace minerals)
1/4 cup bonemeal powder (yes, again)
1,000 mg vitamin C