Ferrets: Is It Better To Feed Them Whole Or Raw? The Pros And Cons Of These Two Options Are Discussed In This Article

Ferrets are carnivores. This means they are not meant to eat meat. Ferrets are not designed to digest grains, or sugar, or fillers such as corn. High-quality cat food was often better suited to meet the needs of ferrets for protein and fat. Opinions are mixed and often quite heated on pet diets, ferret foods included. What we hope to do here is look at current recommendations for feeding ferrets and the pros and cons of more natural diets such as dry and dry diets. We won't make recommendations of one method of feeding over another. The science behind dry ferret diets has come a long way along with understanding the needs for ferrets. Not all ferret food is created equally. Ferret owners need to do lots of label reading to choose good food. Whole prey diets are usually made up of mice and chicks. They can be fresh or frozen/thawed. Many cat foods have high protein, low carbohydrate diets and contains grains and vegetables. Carefully made raw diets can give the same results. Natural diets are high in moisture content, which is beneficial. No cause-and-effect relationship has ever been shown. It is possible wild animals improve the balance of their diet by feeding on different ages of prey. Advocates say that whole prey or raw diets are better for Ferrets because they copy the diet of their wild ancestors. Beware of the possibility of clamps, obstructions, and injuries from bones, including those from whole prey. The risks are small (and not as high as many people believe) but there are risks. . . .

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