The ferret is a carnivorous animal
The main thing that should remember to every owner of a ferret is an animal belongs to the category of carnivorous. The main place in their diet is a food rich in protein and carbohydrates. Ferrets are able to digest food, so even the bones are digested in the body just in a few hours.
In the natural environment ferrets feed on small rodents, birds and eggs. At home they are willing to eat cooked poultry, meat, Turkey and chicken. And bone to remove is not necessary. The jaw structure allows the animal to cope with large chunks of meat, bones and teeth necessary for normal skeletal development. Caution is necessary to show the raw meat and pork from better to just give up. Rarely give ferrets boiled beef with a minimal amount of fat.
Please note that when feeding your ferret, in any case you cannot mix the ready to feed with natural food. Such experiments may turn into urolithiasis in your pet.
As additional sources of vitamins animals should definitely include in the diet of cottage cheese, liver, vegetable oil and fish oil. Occasionally you can pamper ferrets with mice and rats, which are sold in specialized stores.
Experts recommend to cook the Pets, the so-called "parscale" based on meat, bones and any cereals. In addition, there are special dry food for ferrets enriched with vitamins and nutrients. Do not confuse these products with pet dogs and cats.
What you can not feed a ferret
From your diet homemade ferret is to completely eliminate sweets, dairy products, and fresh apples. Such products are poorly absorbed in the stomach and excessive feeding harmful food can lead to not only indigestion, but also to serious diseases.
Almost every ferret was eating condensed milk. The animal experiences the delight of this delicacy. Only offer him the product cannot be. Condensed milk combines the sugar and milk that ferrets are contraindicated.
Ferrets are very picky to new foods in your diet. A new food it is better to add to the usual feed in small portions.
In the wild ferrets eat virtually no plant food. These animals are predators and feed exclusively on animal food. At home, you can offer your pet raisins, peas, potatoes or carrots.
The water in the diet of a ferret
The ferrets during the day, consume a fairly large amount of liquid. Water should be freely available constantly. The drinker should be updated periodically, but to pour too cold water is not necessary.