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Finally stopped by the international market near me. I brought home ground elk, ground kangaroo, and some duck feet. They had ostrich, goat, lamb, llama, alpaca, yak, alligator, python, rabbit, venison, and so much more. Not to mention they had the normal goods of pork/cow tongues, kidneys, liver, duck heads, etc. I'm very excited for the jackpot of a find!!

 

What exotic, interesting proteins have you been able to snag?


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Man. I can only DREAM of finding anything like that anywhere around me! You are so lucky!! There is a source for everything and then some for you!  :thumbsu:

 

JEALOUS.... :notfair:


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Yeah it is nice, however not so much for my wallet! :rolleyes:

 

Kangaroo, even raw, smells sweet. I've been thinking about cooking some for myself...


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OH I am SO jealous!! I live in a very rural area in Maine (town of about 500) with nothing close to an ethnic market without traveling hundreds of miles. Even to get to a grocery store is a pain, and I've had a tricky time trying to get as much variety for Lana as she needs.

 

But so awesome for you and your pup!

 

PS @zeusthedapple, I started following you on instagram recently. Your boy is so beautiful!  



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Ha, I consider myself lucky to have the resources that I do have. I'm still working on finding good butchers and farmers markets. I hear there is a farmers market nearby with quail eggs, I'd love to check that out.

 

Awe, thank you! Do you have an account for your girl?


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Glad you have one of those near you. I just yesterday visited for the first time two big Asian markets like you describe and a smaller butcher shop. I found the same types of things you saw. The kangaroo was really expensive. I saw alligator too and was just amazed at some of the stuff. There were intestines and stomachs. Yum. lol. I'm waiting for the arrival of my new and larger freezer Thursday because mine is filled to the gills. Yep, I had to buy a bigger freezer for this. I started feeding raw about a month ago and had trouble finding other organ meats besides liver and tongue. So yep...they had kidneys. I even had trouble finding chicken necks. At the butcher shop, they have begun making a pet food mix which includes several types of meat and I think veggies (I forget now) and 10% bone dust. They were out of it but the employee who helped us said she'd stop by near my house, meet me on her way home from work on Thurs and drop some off since she lives this way and the shop is quite a bit south of me. So, wasn't that nice? 

 

Zeusthedapple....quail eggs sound great. I've been saving all the egg shells from the eggs I use for myself, boiling them for about 15-20 minutes and putting them through my Vita Mix. That calcium rich powder I put in a container and feed a pinch or two on the days they don't have a bone or if I think they need it. My old dog that can't chew bones up gets a little on his food at those meals I feed him my own raw. Most of the meals he gets are commercial raw. Anyhow, you're lucky to have access to those. There is a little house not far from me that has duck and chicken eggs. Maybe I should check them out....never have. 

 

Anyhow, yes, it can be challenging to find some of the things we'd like. But I think the dogs are lucky as it is to get a few different tasty things that are healthy. 



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It's fantastic, isn't it? :)

 

The kangaroo wasn't too expensive at my market, if I recall correctly. I think maybe $6 for 1lb. I mean yes, for a pound that's kind of silly but it's nice to try something new and spoil them from time to time, right.

 

Visiting the market hopefully this weekend and maybe I'll come home with some eggs!

 

Very cool! That's really helpful of her to do that for you! :)


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Definitely lucky, for you and your pup! I don't have an ig account for Lana, but I do have one for "myself" which is mostly pictures of her ;) it's whitneyjean73

 

About to post a picture of her pouncing on the ice ;) 

 

Ha, I consider myself lucky to have the resources that I do have. I'm still working on finding good butchers and farmers markets. I hear there is a farmers market nearby with quail eggs, I'd love to check that out.

 

Awe, thank you! Do you have an account for your girl?



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It's fantastic, isn't it? :)

 

The kangaroo wasn't too expensive at my market, if I recall correctly. I think maybe $6 for 1lb. I mean yes, for a pound that's kind of silly but it's nice to try something new and spoil them from time to time, right.

 

Visiting the market hopefully this weekend and maybe I'll come home with some eggs!

 

Very cool! That's really helpful of her to do that for you! :)

 

Definitely spoiling is good. lol. I think it was about the same here, maybe 7 something a lb...can't remember. But yeah, for once in a while, why not? 


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I'm very excited! I just found this new organic farm. They have chicken/turkey necks, legs, and backs for $1/lb. Chicken legs, turkey/chicken gizzards for 2.50/lb. (however, they said I can get the legs and gizzards for cheaper if I take frozen).

 

I can't wait to stock up this week :D Once I get the food, I can start transitioning Harley into raw.


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I'm very excited! I just found this new organic farm. They have chicken/turkey necks, legs, and backs for $1/lb. Chicken legs, turkey/chicken gizzards for 2.50/lb. (however, they said I can get the legs and gizzards for cheaper if I take frozen).

 

I can't wait to stock up this week :D Once I get the food, I can start transitioning Harley into raw.

Fantastic! :thumbsu:



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15lb total of turkey grind, necks, gizzards, chicken backs, legs, thighs, and feet. All for $20. :D


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I will say that the ground turkey I bought is bone-in. I get very nervous with the idea of this bc my boy is a gulper and also being able to see the bits of bone troubles me. Is this safe to give or should I pass this along to another person? I have two pounds of it...



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If its ground the bone should be pretty small pieces. He will be able to digest those just fine as is. If he's a gulper you worry about whole bones if they arn't large enough.


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alright, cool. Thanks so much! :)



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Your welcome! :thumbsu:



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Okay, I'm excited about this new farm I found. I work at a small pet shop and I love when raw feeders come in, it's refreshing and fun to find their resources. A couple came in and after talking, I found that they run a farm of lamb, goat, pork, cow, alpaca, duck, turkey, and chicken. They've been trying to get rid of all the odd ends, hearts, organs, etc., so I'm really excited to visit them and start using them as my main source for meat. :D


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I just stopped by the farm yesterday. Took a tour through and everything looks good. I'm just still not 100% there with my sources. One of the farms has all the poultry bones I need. The second farm, I picked up a bunch of lamb hearts, kidney, testes, liver, beef tongue, pork heart, and rabbit organs. They have more proteins at the farm, just not all of it is available right now or I didn't ask about all of it haha. But I mean, I can't just feed heart constantly and so I still need like a little more variety in muscle cuts. The second farm might be able to help me out, but I'm really trying! :P


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I think you have some great sources! 


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