Date: 2001-03-08 23:28:00 UTC
Subject: Re:Totally Ferret
You might want to check on the batch number. Another ferret owner
and I had the same complaints about our bags(same batch number). The
batch number was B1R06A, made in February. I contacted Performance
Foods, and I sent in a sample. They said that they were analyzing
samples at the lab from this batch and that they had opened bags at
their wherehouse and the people said that it smelled normal and fresh.
However, my bag did not smell like any bag of TF that I have gotten
before. After they received my sample they said that it did smell a
little fishy but that is normal sue to oils.
One of my ferrets ate the food, the others didn't. I had another
bag sent to me(different batch) and threw the other out(didn't want to
risk it, esp at the price per bag and possible vet). While it just may
be a problem of too much fish oil added or timing of the batch...it
might be a good idea to call in or e-mail them at Totallyfer@a... to
let them know you noticed the odor too. It may not be a "bad" batch,
but it is "different". Hope this helps.