Can My Ferret Eat Fruit?

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Ferrets are strict carnivores and the basic requirement for a ferret’s diet is as follows: High in protein – that would be between 32-36 percent on the label nutrition analysis Protein must be high quality, highly digestible, and be animal-based (not plant-based) High in fat – at least 18 percent on the label analysis Very low in carbohydrates and fiber – 3 percent or less fiber In the past the best choice for giving ferret food, when unavailable was high […] Read more »

Can My Ferret Drink Milk?


Ferrets are carnivores and must be fed high quality animal protein with high fat content and low in fiber, carbohydrates, sugar and grains. The best way to feed a domesticated ferret is why dry ferret food or high quality kitten/ cat food. The food ferrets are given should contain anywhere from about 32% to 36% protein (half of which should be derived from meat), at least 18% fat, minimal ash and the supplement taurine to prevent urinary tract problems. Be […] Read more »

Can I Get My Ferret Declawed?

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Ferrets are from the weasel family; they’re known as pets that are affectionate, intelligent small animals that are curious and love to play and explore. They’re inquisitive, happy and quite silly. As domesticated pets, they have the tendency to scratch and burrow because ferrets are born diggers. It’s in their nature; they will dig in their food bowls, litterboxes, waterbowls, and sleeping areas. You will find once they’re comfortable in their environment, they may scratch at carpet, doors or posts […] Read more »

Can My Ferret Drink Tea?


Ferrets have a very sensitive digestive system and need a controlled diet. Pet owners need to be vigilant and responsible in ensuring that their ferrets only consume that will be good for them. Ferrets and Drinking Tea If your ferret has taken in some tea whether by accident or you gave them some to consume, this is a no-no. Tea is not something you would want your ferret to be drinking because tea contains a number of ingredients that aren’t […] Read more »

Can I Give My Ferret Dry Cat Food?


If you’ve been scouring the Internet finding out what ferrets eat, you’ll probably find that there has been a lot of talk if cat food is acceptable for ferret consumption. Ferrets are carnivores meaning they are meat-eaters. Ferrets require a balanced diet along with proper nutrition in order to avoid health conditions and premature death. Their diets need to be based on highly digestible animal meat/ protein with a high fat content and little to no carbohydrates. Choosing What Dry […] Read more »

What Can I Give My Ferret For Diarrhea?

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A pet with diarrhea is unsettling for any pet owner but it’s important not to panic and keep in mind that for animals, including ferrets, there several different types as well as causes of diarrhea in ferrets. Although diarrhea is relatively common among animals, like humans, diarrhea may actually be a secondary symptom to another condition, be it gastrointestinal problems, food poisoning or another condition. As part of responsible pet care, when you tidy after your fuzzy pet, be sure […] Read more »

Can I Give My Ferret Crackers?

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As a pet owner, it’s important that you are aware of what your furry little ferret is allowed to eat. You need to know their dietary requirements as well as how their body’s digest so that you can make responsible decisions about what your pet may or may not consume. Ferrets are small furry animals whose size and weight range from 1 to 5 pounds depending on the progress of their maturity. Under animal classification they’re considered Carnivora and members […] Read more »

What Can I Give My Ferret For a Cough?


As with any pet owner, seeing your pet, in this case, you cute little ferret cough would make many quite anxious. It’s important for you to know that coughing is fairly common among ferrets, similar to other animals. Coughing is defined as a forceful release of air from the lungs that can be heard. Air is exhaled through the mouth or throat and can be caused by a variety of factors. Coughing is a reflex that is triggered when an […] Read more »

Can I Give My Ferret Dog Treats?


Treats are yummy. Kids love them and so do adults so it’s only natural for pet owners to want to give their pet ferret some snacks and treats to make their loved pets happy as well. Ferrets have unique feeding requirements as they are carnivores and have difficulty deriving nutrition from plant matter. Ferrets’ digestive systems are small and when this is coupled with their high metabolism, they need to eat quite frequently, usually every 3 to 4 hours so […] Read more »

Can I Give My Ferret Tuna?


When you have a ferret in your home that you are caring for, be aware that ferrets are carnivores by nature and as a wild animal, your pet would consume smaller prey whole. A balanced diet for a ferret would include high fat and protein with little to no fiber, as ferrets are not designed to process fiber. Ferrets do not have a ceccume (pouch where the large intestine starts which enables us to digest fiber), so their tiny bodies […] Read more »