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Keep these tips in mind when feeding your ferret

Many people are attracted to ferrets because they are unique, exotic animals when compared to more traditional pets. And just as ferrets are unique in appearance to cats and dogs, their dietary needs are unique as well. Learning more about feeding your ferret will help you enjoy a long, happy relationship with your pet.

The most important thing to remember when feeding your ferret is that ferrets need protein - animal-based protein. A ferret's digestive system is built to break down and pass food through very quickly but it is not built to gain nutrients from plant food. Wysong's Ferret Archetype™ is made up of over 99 percent meat and is the perfect dietary option for your ferret. Ferrets also enjoy proteins like scrambled eggs, white fish and fresh meat.

In addition to avoiding plant-based foods, it's also important to avoid feeding your ferret any grains as ingestion of these materials can lead to carbohydrate glut diseases in ferrets.

Ferrets do enjoy dry food and this food can be left in a dish in their cage. Ferrets will eat when they are hungry and are not prone to gorging. In fact, avoid filling the bowl with a large amount of food as ferrets are more apt to eat several smaller meals than they are to eat one large meal.

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