What Can Ferrets Eat?

 

Ferrets Diet Constitute of 2 Main Components

 

 

1.FERRETS NEED PROTEIN (Raw Meat)

The most recommended diet is raw meat. Try and get fatty meat, not entirely fatty, but with speckles of fat. This greatly improves their health, look and gives them energy.

How To Prepare The Feeding Area

Assuming you have the ferret nation, we would recommend having the feeding area/kitchen area bedding stripped out to avoid dirtying your fleece. This will prevent a huge mess.

Ferret-World gives a Detailed  Ferret Feeding Schedule

 

A.M. P.M
Monday Edible Bone – Chicken necks or wings, turkey necks or wings, quail, rabbit, ribs, duck neck or wing tips, Cornish game hen among others Edible Bone
Tuesday Whole prey raw food- Mice, chicks, rats, quails (preferably dead not live)

 

Muscle meat- (any meat without bone) examples are: Heart meat, chicken, gizzard, lamb, goat, duck, elk, venison among others
Wednesday Edible Bone Heart- fatty hearts like a lambs heart
Thursday Edible Bone Edible Bone
Friday Edible Bone Muscle meat
Saturday Whole prey raw food- Mice, chicks, rats, quails (preferably dead not live)

 

Muscle meat
Sunday Edible Bone Organ meat- liver, kidneys, pancreas, lungs, brains among others

 

This schedule answers the question what can ferrets eat? And shows you how you can vary up these meats. You do not have to follow it as it is. Just mix it up, however, it works for you.

You can also give:
  • Fatty acid supplements are also recommended but not really necessary if they are getting enough fat from meat.

AVOID dairy, fruits and vegetables. Carbohydrates are NOT GOOD as well. Kibble ingredients may also not be that good for your ferrets.

2. Fresh Water-

Get WATER BOWLS. If you give water through water bottles, you will be limiting their water intake. You may notice your ferret dip his or her head in the water. This is normal, do not worry, it’s called Snorkeling.

Examples of Good Water Bowls and Food Bowls

1. Marshall Snap ‘N Fit Small Animal Food Bowl 2 cups

Where Do You Get This?

US#1. (2 Pack) Marshall Snap’N Fit Animal Bowl, Small, Holds 2-Cup

US#2. Marshall Snap’N Fit Animal Bowl, Small, Holds 2-Cup

US#3. Marshall Pet Products Snap-n-fit Food Bowl

UK#4. Marshall Snap’N Fit Animal Bowl, Small, Holds 2-Cup

 

 

 

 

2. Living World Ergonomic Dish

Where Do You Get This?

US #1. Living World Ergonomic Dish, Terracotta, Small

US #2. Living World Ergonomic Dish for Small Animals [Set of 3] Size: Small (1.5″H x 3.5″ W x 3.5″ D), Color: Green

UK #3. Living World RC Hagen 61685 Ergonomic Dish, Pink Large

UK #4. Living World Ergonomic Dish, Terracotta, Small by Living World

 

 

3. Petzilla Cat Ceramic Bowl for Food, Heavy Base Feeding Dish, Prevent Tipping or Spill Over

Where Do You Get This?

Petzilla Pet Food Bowl for Dogs and Cats, Capsule Design (Yellow)

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Kaytee Paw-Print PetWare Bowl, Colors Vary


Where Do You Get This?

US #1. Kaytee Paw-Print PetWare Bowl, Bunny, Colors Vary

UK #2. Kaytee Paw-Print PetWare Bowl, Ferret, Colors Vary

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