Whole Carcass Ground Quail, 1 lb., Fine Ground
• Raw ground whole carcass quail. This is the entire bird including feathers.
• Hormone and antibiotic free quail.
• Processed at a USDA inspected and passed facility.
Product Weight, Packaging, and Processing Details:
• 1 lb. chub bag, FINE ground.
• FINE Ground products are finished with our ¼” grinder plate, resulting in the diameter of the bone being no larger than 1/4”, but the length can vary a bit depending on how the bone is pushed through the grinder plate.
• Frozen in commercial freezers maintained at 0 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.
• 84% meat, 8% bone, 8% organ [liver, kidney, spleen, pancreas, head]
• Note, heart and gizzard are considered muscle meats for feeding purposes.
MBO percentages are averages based on total lot production, but typically fall within a 1% variance.
Nutrition and Benefits:
• This food is low in Sodium. It is also a good source of Niacin, Vitamin B6, Iron, Phosphorus, Copper and Selenium, and a very good source of Protein.
Help Tips, Reminders and Other:
• Cats typically do well with poultry.
• Dogs prefer red meats, but poultry is good for rotation.
• Novel protein which can be helpful for animals with sensitivities and/or allergies.
•Whole Carcass fiber has shown to be beneficial in diets, but high fiber may lead to lower amounts of pancreatic enzymes. Whole Carcass ground products should be fed with a balance of dressed proteins.
Our mission includes advocating for optimal health and safe handling of raw materials. Make sure to use safe handling practices and reference our Raw Food Education pages.
Warning: Poultry may contain Salmonella
Guaranteed Analysis Crude Protein (min.) 11% Crude Fat (min.) 6% Crude Fiber (max.) 3% Moisture (max.) 80%
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Unfortunately cats aren't fans
By Kylie on January 11, 2022
Of my 5 cats only one will really eat this. I can force 2 others to eat if they are hungry enough but the other 2 absolutely refuse. I think it's due to having so many feathers in the grind. I think next time I buy quail I will either combine whole carcass with a dressed version or just try dressed. They do occasionally puke this back up after several hours undigested, but I'm sure that's just due to soo many feathers as well. Other than my cats just being picky I think the quality is great and I did not have any odd smell to my grinds.
Response from Hare Today:
Don't be discouraged, cats can be stubborn, very picky and many times have strong preferences.
Tip: Warming meat a bit with a warm water bath can be helpful, make sure the meat is in a sealed contained and place the container in warm water. This brings out the natural juices of the meat and helps to entice them to eat. NEVER cook bones or microwave. Make sure the meat is fresh, cats are very particular as far as freshness goes, 1-2 days in fridge.
By Bryn on July 11, 2020
Quality grind, I love that it includes feathers for those extra nutrients and fiber. The ferrets loved this grind in their meal plan.
By Lorelei on January 23, 2020
Obviously fresh, had almost no smell at all (for me that’s a plus because I can’t stand strong smells) and the kittens seemed to enjoy it. They are just starting raw diets, so they still are unsure about new items. The older wild cat that I feed absolutely devoured it!!! Will definitely buy this again.
Not Crazy About It But Enjoyed It Regardless
By autumn on January 13, 2019
My cats were confused at first when eating this due to the feathers I think but other than that they seemed to enjoy the taste. The feathers were just a tad much for them I think.
Great product, but not for my animals.
By Destiny on May 13, 2018
I gave the product 5 stars because it's still a fantastic quality. Both my dogs and my kitty don't seem to like the little feather bits in this. Not Hare-Today's fault at all. My animals are just weird :)
By Gina on April 27, 2018
No complaints about this, I am just learning my cat does not seem to like the whole carcass products for whatever reason. Other than this he loves all the other quail products. And I love seeing him eat well!
By Rachel on October 30, 2017
My littlest kitten won't touch plain ground meat, but loves this.
RE other people's comments about smell: I didn't think it smelled weird at all. Nothing compared to the various organs I had to batch up (which were also a hit). I use this stuff as their "fast food" when I don't want to deal with guts and stuff. My three cats really do love it. Everyone is sad (especially me) when it runs out.
Love the whole carcass grinds!
By Sarah on August 1, 2017
I really love that Tracy offers whole carcass grinds; your carnivore is getting all the good bits nature intended with these products. We always purchase the whole carcass rabbit and just recently tried this quail. It does have a distinct aroma that my picky eater obviously finds off putting so I am mixing it with other things for the time being until she adjusts (which quite often she will do after repeated attempts). My Labrador loves it however, and he benefits from the fiber.
I was a tad concerned about this product arriving thawed out since it's only offered in one pound chubs and we're in the middle of our southern summer but it arrived frozen - just like everything always does!! I'm so thankful for Hare Today Gone Tomorrow! Our beloved family pets no longer have to eat unsafe, unhealthy products!
Cats love this! :)
By Doris on May 19, 2017
The cats love their day-old quail (whole prey) and, as expected, absolutely adore this whole-carcass quail grind! It was also a pleasant surprise that the feathers are barely noticeable in the grind.
The meat/bone/organ ratio of this grind is very appropriate for cats, which makes it easy to prepare since there is no need to dilute the bone content or add organs. I simply add water, eggs, vitamins B & E, taurine, and a source of vitamin D & Omega 3 fatty acids (e.g., salmon oil).
not a hit
By Angela M on April 16, 2017
Although many gave it a good sniffing, & a few gave it a taste, no one really went for it. Like all the products, it looks good, smells fresh, is well ground. Not "feathery" like you might think it would be. Duck remains the favorite bird around here.
By Maureen on March 20, 2017
Another great meal alternative. I order this quail on occasion . The cats were at first skeptical but, I think it only took a couple minutes for them to sniff at it and then decided to dive in.They like it better if I mix in a little ground chicken.I like the whole carcass grind as I believe the fur adds fiber. I also like that it cost less.
Another excellent whole carcass grind
By Lisa on January 3, 2017
My little feline guy Mikey loves the whole carcass quail. Again, another fine meat from HT. The bone percentage is within a reasonable range for cats, 8%.
No problem whatsoever with hairballs as far as Mikey consuming fur. I do add a bit of water though to the grinds and I always supplement accordingly since the whole grinds are the bulk of Mikey's diet. (And even whole carcass grinds need supplementing, in case anyone is wondering. Unless you're feeding one of these grinds intermittently or as a minimal part of an overall diet, nutrients get lost in the grinding process.)
Between the whole carcass ground quail and the ground quail without fur, if Mikey could only choose one, he'd probably pick the quail without fur, however, he eats both happily.
It works out better for my budget to do the whole carcass grinds with fur.
We are happy to have three whole carcass grinds to choose from that Mikey enjoys: the quail, mouse and hopefully - cavies, which I just ordered.
We have to put the mouse on hold for a bit because Cat Mama is on a tight budget after all that holiday shopping .... but at least he gets his other grinds, stay tuned for a review on the cavies. :)
An Excellent Protein Source Choice
By Kolby on September 13, 2016
I decided to try the whole prey ground quail to see if my dog liked it. She ate it right away and experienced no negative digestive issues. I prefer to provide as wide of a variety of proteins as possible, and I will be adding the whole prey ground quail to my rotation of proteins.
Thank you for an excellent product.
A hit with everyone
By Lisa on August 31, 2016
Both the dogs and cat love it!
Love Fur and all
By Joni on July 10, 2016
As a dog owner of carnivores I want to get as closely to their nutrition needs as possible. I learn more and more all the time. My dogs are in love with the Whole Carcass Mixes that have the feather/fur all mixed in with it. Its more like getting the whole thing without having to give them an entire bird so that is a bit of a convenience factor on the human side. My dogs dig right in and eat the entire thing. I have 6 dogs and they all go for it. If your worried about the feathers dont be. You really cannot tell as it is ground up. It could be more chunky/feathery and my dogs would still love it.
Odd smell but the cats love it.
By Danielle on March 5, 2016
All three of my cats will eat this but one needs more prodding than the others. It's odd because he is not picky at all but the quail throws him off sometimes. To solve that I add one pound of this to five pounds of rabbit and then he's not even phased. It really does have an odd smell to it but if that's the only complaint I have I'll live with it.
Not the cats meow
By April on February 1, 2016
Unfortunately, my cats didn't like the whole carcass ground quail. Even my overweight cat who I thought would eat anything wouldn't touch this. I finally got him to eat a little of it by mixing it with some ground chicken and topping it with some ground up dry food, but I'm trying to get him to lose weight, so having to add calorie dense topping to get him to eat it seems counterproductive. It has a strong smell, but so does the whole ground mouse, and they like the mouse. I'll probably end up giving the quail to the dog. I don't think there's something wrong with the whole carcass ground quail, but my little monsters don't like it.
Kittens loved this!
By Lisa on January 15, 2016
We rescued four kittens and I have been transitioning to a whole animal ground raw diet. I was not sure they would go for this one with the ground feathers but they did! It was a hit.
My cats loves the Whole Carcass Ground Quail
By Patricia on December 4, 2015
Both my cats love this now. At first only Oliver ate it. Bailey is another story. Bailey thinks anything new is going to kill him, at least that's what he looks like when I try to feed him something new. While Oliver was enjoying his quail, I would put about a teaspoon of the quail in a separate dish next to Bailey's chicken. (He loves his Hare-Today chicken). It took several weeks at least but finally Bailey decided to try the quail. His actions said "where have you been all my life". Now they both REALLY enjoy the quail, feathers and all.
By GINNY on December 19, 2014
My two cats are 11 years old and have been on a canned pet food diet for their entire lives but transitioned right away to their whole carcass ground quail, and wish I'd discovered Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow when they were kittens. Better late than never.
By Dunja on August 20, 2014
My new 4-year old adopted kitty needed to be converted to a raw diet, but she is incredibly finicky. Finally I found something she would accept! This quail was a breakthrough for her. Very happy with this food. Her coat is already much improved and soft and shiny. If you have a finicky feline, don't give up! There is bound to be something that will get them interested sooner or later :)
By karen on March 10, 2014
this is a really nice grind! i expected it to be almost "prickly" from the quills or feathers but it is smooth and looks just like a featherless grind just darker. this would have been PERFECT for my previous cats and ferrets but for now my dogs just love it. not ready for total whole prey just yet (i have a serious gulper) but in the meanwhile this is the next best thing nutritionally.
i highly recommend trying this grind.
By selena on July 30, 2013
I mixed this with a bit of ground chicken and it was inhaled. I've heard good things about quail and pheasant and Im glad its available here
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