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To Give Ferrets Snacks Or Not – That is the Question

To Give Ferrets Snacks Or Not – That is the Question

  • May 29, 2022
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Ferret Snack Giver

For many ferret owners, not feeding their ferrets snacks is like depriving fish of water. It would be crazy. How could any decent person look at that cute, adorable face begging for a cheese leaf tea and say no? They just couldn’t imagine saying no to the excited little faces they love so much.

Ferret snack non-givers

On the other hand, other ferret owners say the opposite. You know ferrets are carnivores. They couldn’t imagine giving their most prized pet anything but meat. It doesn’t matter how much they beg. They know what is best for their furry friend and they would not compromise their ferret’s welfare no matter how much they beg.

Who is right?

It is difficult to say who is right. After all, as a nation, we can’t even agree on snacks for ourselves. People really need to snack, but we consume an insane amount of snacks every year. Does anyone have to eat cheese fritters?

However, if you choose to feed your ferret snacks, it is highly recommended that you feed your ferret meat snacks. Your ferret is a carnivore and sugary snacks are not good for his health. So avoid candy and soda. These will do nothing but make your cute little furry friend gain weight, get sick and have diarrhea.

Healthy snacks for ferrets

Now there are a variety of healthy Ferret Snacks available on the market. You can go to your local pet store and buy commercial ferret treats or even go online. They come in a variety of flavors including turkey and chicken.

You can also buy cat and dog treats as long as they are meat-based. Shaking a box of meat-flavored cat treats has been known to lure even the laziest ferret out of hiding.

Ferrets also enjoy freeze-dried organs, but you’ll likely want to buy these online.

For those of you who prefer to go the all-natural route. Ferrets like to eat whole eggs. Boil some eggs and you have a healthy ferret treat that you can buy by the dozen. You can also buy pureed baby food as long as it’s meat. Pureed meat and chicken work well.

Other healthy snacks

Remember that ferrets are carnivores. Any snack you give your ferret should be meat. In the wild, ferrets would only eat meat. They would not eat fruit or vegetables. Therefore, do not give your ferret anything that is not meat and you will be fine.

Thanks to Heather Sneed

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