Ferret Food Recipes

Ferret FoodA rapidly growing movement is the raw or natural food movements. This is not limited just to people, but also includes pet food. If looking to avoid the potential contaminants, fillers, and sugars in processed ferret food, it is best to first consult your veterinarian. Not all ferrets will take to a drastic change in their diet, so use caution.

When looking to vary a ferret diet, or just looking to save a little money on ferret supplies, homemade food is an option. So, what do ferrets eat? Much like cats, ferrets are carnivores. Thus, any meals made for ferret care at home should contain as little grain or vegetables as possible, avoid sugars, and contain some amount of animal fat.

Homemade ferret food should focus heavily on protein. These can include beef or chicken, or eggs. For an easy homemade meal for your ferret, combine meat parts and just enough water or brother to cover them in a blender. Puree for a minute, then add 5 eggs (including the shells), and blend until it is completely pureed.

Next, cook this mix in a saucepan and simmer for around 30 to 40 minutes. Cool the ferret food, and serve. A tiny dab of honey can be added to the completed, just to encourage the animal to eat it, but never overdo sugar. Portions of this mixture can be saved in the freezer for future meals.

There are also other variations and recipes for ferret food. Of course, any recipe will depend highly on your ferret’s personal taste for them to take to a homemade diet. Ferrets often imprint on their food young, so an older ferret may not want to change their diet at all.