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					What Do Ferrets Eat

Ferrets have a unique diet compared to other animals. This is because
they need one that is rich in protein and low in fat. Aside from that, it
must also not be rich in carbs and sugar.

Perhaps   the best one to buy in the market is Totally Ferret. The problem
is that   it is not always available in the market. As a result, owners
have to   switch to something else like cat food and some examples of these
include   Iams, Science Diet and Pro Plan.

The products mentioned are not soft cat food which does not contain less
protein that has the tendency to lead to tooth decay. Although these are
quite expensive, buying an 8 pound bag of any of the brands mentioned
will last up to 2months.

But ferrets in general are carnivores so when you feed them, make sure
that you are using two types of food at all times ideally meat and
poultry. This will prevent them from being stuck on only one type of food
so they won’t have a hard time adjusting later on.

Aside from food, you should also give your ferret supplements. Examples
of these include Ferretvite and Ferretone but only in moderation.

Using the right food will prove to be worth it when you notice that your
ferret is very energetic and their coat are in excellent condition. Of
course, you will still need to groom it by combing the hair and giving it
a bath every so often because they tend too smell when they get dirty.

Once in a while, it wouldn’t hurt to feed your ferret some small pieces
of fruit and vegetable. The same goes with sugar free cereal. This must
never be given in large quantities as this causes gastrointestinal upset,
a possible blockage and even malnutrition.

As your ferret grows older, you should change their diet to kitten food
because studies have shown that these too much protein may cause kidney
problems. This should only be given if ever your ferret is recovering
from an illness or has undergone surgery.

Some ferret owners believe that a raw food diet may also work. One good
example is raw meaty bones which, helps prevent tartar from forming on
the teeth and also provides calcium in their diet.   Because of this
diet, you will have a more active ferret around the house that has
excellent coat condition. You don’t have to clean up that much after your
pet because it also decreases the stool volume as the food ingested is
absorbed by the body and their natural scent is greatly decreased.

Those who want to try the raw food diet should not be worried if ferret’s
stool turns white to a grayish color because this is only temporary and
will soon return to normal. Since it takes time for the pet to adjust,
you can mix it with ferret food that can be purchased from the store then
gradually decrease this with raw bones from either meat or poultry.
Knowing what do ferrets each is just one of the many steps for those that
want them to live for a long period of time. Proper care, attention and
love are also needed because these creatures are great to have when you
need a friend to take your worries away.

				
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