Preparing Meals and Snacks for Ferrets
Ferrets are strictly meat-eaters not unlike cats. However, they should not be fed generic cat, although some premium cat foods have the proper nutrition. Ferrets should also not be fed dog . An appropriate diet will have:
- High Energy
- High Protein
- Low Fiber
Today you can find ferret diets in most pet stores and should feed a high quality pellet diet to your ferret.
Use a deep crockery bowl or a bowl clipped onto the side of the cage to keep your naturally digging ferret from knocking hisover. Keep bowls filled with a not much more than a quarter cup per ferret every day.
Avoid wetwhich quickly spoils.: Ferrets should have fresh water at all times. Supplying a bottle of water is a good idea, but ferrets prefer to drink out of bowls. Provide a bowl full of clean water and clip to the side of the cage to avoid spilling.
Good ferret snacks: Give any snacks in moderation. Too many snacks, even good ones, can be bad for your ferret.
- Semi-moist cat or ferret
- Potato chips
- Peanut butter
- Ice cream