What do ferrets eat? This is a common question asked by anyone who is considering adopting a ferret. It is also a very important question. Ferrets have delicate systems, and you need to be sure that you are feeding them the right foods.First, note that ferrets are extremely active. Therefore, they have a very high metabolism, and require more animal proteins and fats, and less fiber than other animals and human beings. Without the right mix of protein, fat, and fiber, your ferret won't be very healthy.
Furthermore, ferrets are carnivores, and cannot survive without meat. This is why making sure that they have plenty of animal protein and fats in their food are essential. Ferrets will eat raw meat, if given the opportunity, but raw meat is subject to harmful parasites, and should be avoided.
Ferrets love sweets, but you should avoid giving them sweets. They like to snack on fruits, but most veterinarians agree that you shouldn't let them. Instead, you should purchase treats that are specifically designed for ferrets. These can be purchased wherever ferret supplies are sold.
As for food, purchase dry ferret food. Canned ferret food can also be purchased, but should only be given to the ferret as a special, occasional treat. If you cannot obtain ferret food, and you must order it online, you can feed your ferret kitten food , not cat food , for a short period of time. This should, however, be a temporary solution.
Not all ferret foods are necessarily good for ferrets. Make sure that you read the label to ensure that your ferret is getting enough animal protein and fat, and very little fiber.
The food should be provided to the ferret in a deep dish, made of plastic or crockery. If the dish is not deep enough, the ferret will dig the food out of the dish, and onto the floor. An adult ferret will consume about of a cup of food per day.
Ferrets need lots of water. The water can be provided from a water bottle, which will keep the water clean, but they also like to drink out of water dishes. The ferret will consume water in an amount that is equal to about three times the food that they consume, unless the temperatures are high, in which case they will require more.
Ferrets like treats. You can find ferret treats, or give them meat-based cat treats. Under no circumstances should you feed your ferret chips, marshmallows, peanut butter, ice cream, nuts, or cola. Other good treats that you can occasionally give your ferret include cooked eggs and cooked meats.
When you take your ferret to the veterinary for the first time, you should ask the vet about a vitamin supplement for your ferret. Ferrets, just like other animals, may not get enough of the right nutrients through their food. Vitamins may be solid or liquid, and mixed in with their food. A solid vitamin may also be used as a treat?