Discussions about the “right” food for a ferret is complex. There are many approaches: from the basic kibble-based, high protein diet to holistic diets to live prey-based diets. All have their advocates and detractors. Typically, ferrets in the United States are fed a high protein kibble because it is convenient and compliments the general American life-style. Also, farm raised ferrets in the US are almost all reared on kibble. No surprise, the breeding farm that also manufacturers a ferret diet insists their “warranty” is “void” if you feed something different, but you don’t need to restrict your ferret to one food.
Safe Food Handling – Food bowls and water bottles. Cleanliness IS important!
Good Ferret Food – Don’t get crazy about what to feed your ferret.
Supplemental Feeding – Gourmet Gruel; Duck Soup; Food for Sick Ferrets – whatever you want to call it, when you need to deal with a special needs or convalescing ferret, here is one recipe that is quick and easy, using ingredients on hand.