What do you feed ferrets

Discussion in 'Ferrets' started by rosser, Feb 17, 2009.


  1. rosser

    rosser PetForums Newbie

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    I think i have been giving mine the wrong food:confused:
     
  2. borderer

    borderer Guest

    i feed mine raw rabbit chicken wood pigeon.you can allso buy dry food:D
     
  3. toddy

    toddy PetForums Senior

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    Hope this helps



    As ferrets are obligate carnivores, they need a diet that is high in protein and fat, and low in carbohydrates and fibre. Most people choose a packaged kibble diet for their pet, but a popular alternative method of feeding is the whole prey diet, which consists primarily of raw meat and eggs. When choosing a packaged kibble, you should ensure that the first five ingredients listed are meat-based, and that the nutritional analysis lists at least 25% protein, 15% fat, and no more than 5% fibre
     
  4. borderer

    borderer Guest

    what he means is give em a dead chicken or pigeon they love it
     
  5. hari1

    hari1 PetForums Junior

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    Hello you can feed them dry ferret food mine like james wellbeloved they also like cat biscuits good quality meaty cat food chicken mince or tuna.They are carnivores so only need meat protein.they also have a very fast metabolism so need to have food available all the time.
    Curious to know what you have been feeding?
     
  6. DKDREAM

    DKDREAM PetForums VIP

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    You can feed them pet mince too from Prize choice with alittle cat kibble
     
  7. winniebarney

    winniebarney PetForums Junior

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    sorry to start an arguement but dont feed cat food!!!!!!!
    good qual ferret food (i feed alpha ferret) and raw meat, also eggy bread mine love that!!!!
     
  8. DKDREAM

    DKDREAM PetForums VIP

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    Cat food is ok once in a while. gives the digestive system a break
     
  9. DKDREAM

    DKDREAM PetForums VIP

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    or do you mean Dry Cat food??
     
  10. winniebarney

    winniebarney PetForums Junior

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    either was hand feeding kits last year on wet cat food and lost 10 out of 12
    and dry food is bad as there is not enough meat or protein in it!!!!

    sorry
     
  11. DKDREAM

    DKDREAM PetForums VIP

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    im sorry your wrong! when fed raw meat its not bad to give them dry food as this helps to keep there poo more firm. I think you will find ferret dry food is very simalor to cat food, the only difference is........ the picture. Sorry i disagree with people giving wrong information out.
     
  12. DKDREAM

    DKDREAM PetForums VIP

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    if you where hand feeding young kits they needed Lactol.... a replacer milk maybe as a supliment then more might have survived.
     
  13. ferretman4

    ferretman4 PetForums Newbie

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    Mine are fed ferret biscits, game and rabbit, cat food, cat milk, offal, chicken wings and dog bones from the butcher.:)
     
  14. ChrisTheGerbilGuy

    ChrisTheGerbilGuy PetForums Member

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    Mine are on ferret kibble, beef mince, raw eggs, raw/cooked chicken and tuna.
     
  15. ferretman4

    ferretman4 PetForums Newbie

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    How often do you feed raw egg gerbil guy?
     
  16. ChrisTheGerbilGuy

    ChrisTheGerbilGuy PetForums Member

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    Not often, all 4 of ours get roughly 2 eggs between all 4 of them every 2-3 weeks
     
  17. winniebarney

    winniebarney PetForums Junior

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    i meant that both wet and dry cat food is not nutritious enough for ferrets!!!
     
  18. DKDREAM

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    well ferret dry food has the same ingrediants go and research it! sorry your talking rubish! stop giving false information a ferrets digestive system is very much like a cats!
     
    #18 DKDREAM, Mar 5, 2009
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  19. ferretwumun5

    ferretwumun5 PetForums Junior

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    Ferret 4kg on Vitalin Pet Food

    /102052http://www.whiskas.com/meal_time/pouch_food


    /pfc_codshrimp.aspxhttp://www.whiskas.com/meal_time/dry_food/df_meaty.aspx

    this is for the attention of dk dream
    please read ingredents for the 3 above mentioned foods
    think youll find ferret food is more for ferrets than cat food is
    ferrets have a high turn around ie; eat 3hrs later its out
    cats eating ferret food get fat
    as ferrets and cats are in no way similer
    oh can i ask do you have ferrets?
    the only 1 giving false info is you
    im not here to cause trouble
    im here to point out what your saying could cost a ferret is life due to poor nutrition
    as you seem to be the 1 giving false info
     
    #19 ferretwumun5, Mar 5, 2009
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  20. borderer

    borderer Guest

    i have had ferrets for years i would never give them cat food:Yawn:
     
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