Dog food instead of cat food?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Mikhail, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Mikhail

    Mikhail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All cat foods have taurine in them (without taurine cats have heart problems) so wouldn't a lot of taurine be bad for quail? Shouldn't people be feeding dog food to quail instead since not all dog food has taurine in it?
     
  2. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    The problem with dog food is it don't have high enough protine
     
  3. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My turkeys cannot resist the dog feeders. [​IMG]
     
  4. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    It won't hurt them. They just like the taste it appears you know you have a problem when the dogs start thinking the turkey food is for them LOL
     
  5. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ~raises hand~
    Our 1 beagle will gobble up any feed that may spill out of an apparent empty bag.
    We call her pork chop if that gives you a hint..
     
  6. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    LOL
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    you can feed dog food it's just not benifiting them in the area of protien unless you're feeding your quail a high quality dog food (not from walmart)
     
  8. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Hey you picking on wally world LOL
     
  9. Mikhail

    Mikhail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine already have high enough protein in their diet, I just give them cat food because they like it so I'll feed dog food from now on then. Just in case the taurine might hurt them.
     
  10. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:I know you were just being goofy but im a rambler soo...LOL....

    their food is really bad for any animal actually (well the cat and dog food is, the cat food is actually better for birds than it is for cats more grains than meat) [​IMG] Not to mention its food suppliers are the culprate for many deaths (tainted food) even after all the recalls still- my one birdie customers two boxers were killed reciently from ol roy from walmart- her dogs were obtopsied and results went to her and whoever ol roy co. is and it was proven it was the food. So I deffinatly dont put much trust in them. Wally world is easy access for people with their pets, and not everyone can afford the high quality stuff (from petco or online stores) so please dont anyone think im telling them they're horrible if they feed their cats or dogs that food. [​IMG] Only thing I buy for my animals at wally world is cheapo catfood for the outside cats to suppliment their wild caught diet, I'd feed them my indoor cats food (and i do sometimes) but it gets disgustingly expensive lol! Cuttle bones and grit and sometimes parakeet millet as treaties. [​IMG] Oh and fruits, veggies and greens. [​IMG]

    I was feeding my quails cheapo cat food from walmart, but I started just about once a week taking a handful from my indoor cats feed (or canned food that came free with my indoor kitties food, and give that to them.

    But mainly I boil up chicken e*ggs (ugh that annoying A Pril F ools crap on heres gettin ooollld lol) for em [​IMG] Thinking of adding fish to their diets here... tuna or something... I think it'd be okay but im not totally sure....what do you think citalk2much...tuna, trout, talapia?
     
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