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All about ferrets how to feed and care


The main thing is to remember that every owner of a ferret - the animal is classified as carnivores.The main place in their diet take food rich in protein and carbohydrates.Ferrets are characterized by their ability to digest food quickly, so that even the bone absorbed by the body only for a few hours.


In natural conditions feed on small rodents, ferrets, birds and eggs.At home, they willingly eat cooked meat of turkey and chicken.Moreover, it is not necessary to remove the stone.The structure of the jaw allows the animal to cope with a fairly large chunks of meat and bone they need for normal development of the teeth and skeleton.Caution should be exercised with raw meat and pork is better to completely give up.It is rare to give ferrets a boiled beef with a minimal amount of fat. Note that when feeding a ferret in any case should not be confused with the finished feed natural food.Such experiments can turn into kidney stones in your pet.


As additional sources of vitamins animals should definitely include in the diet of cottage cheese, liver, vegetable oil and fish oil.From time to time you can indulge ferrets, mice and rats, which are sold in specialty stores.


Experts recommend cooking pets, so-called "farshekashu" based on meat, bones and all cereals.Furthermore, there are special dry food for ferrets enriched with vitamins and nutrients.Do not confuse these products with food for dogs and cats.


What you can not feed the ferret


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From diet ferrets should completely eliminate sweets, dairy products and fresh apples.Such products are poorly absorbed in the stomach of the animal, and the excessive feeding of harmful food can not only lead to indigestion, but also to serious diseases.


Almost every ferret happy eating condensed milk.The animal experiences a real delight of this delicacy.Just offer him such a product can not be.Condensed milk combines sugar and milk that ferrets are contraindicated. Ferrets are very finicky about new products in their diet.New food better mixed into the usual feed in small portions.


Vegetarian dishes


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In the wild ferrets hardly consume vegetable food.These animals - predators and feed exclusively on animal food.At home, you can offer your pet raisins, peas, potatoes and carrots.


Water diet ferret


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Ferrets per day consumed fairly large amounts of fluid.Water should be freely available permanently.Drinkers should be updated periodically, but poured cold water too not worth it.