Message Number: SG8437 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Jennifer Strong-Klefenz"
Date: 2004-04-01 22:14:40 UTC
Subject: Carbs and wild mustelids
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I raised an orphaned mink last summer (through the vet clinic I was working
at) on mice, fish and live crickets. As she matured, she would eat the fish
and crickets in whole, but almost always left the stomach and intestines of
the mice uneaten (she ate the bone, fur and flesh). These mice were
frozen-thawed, and maybe there was something about that (or about this mink
in particular) that explains why the gut and contents were left, but if this
is typical of mustelids, maybe they take in *very* little carbohydrate?

(DVM class of 2005)

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