Ferret Food

Many experts believe that choosing a high-quality food for your ferret is one of the best things you can do to promote a long, healthy life. This point itself is not often debated. What exactly “high-quality” means, however, is highly and often very heatedly debated.

Live or Whole Prey

It’s true, obviously, that the ferret’s wild ancestors did not survive eating man-made kibble. Dry kibble is not their natural diet, although most ferrets today exist on this and nothing else. The closest wild relative to the ferret is believed to be the European polecat whose diet consists of small mammals such as rodents, frogs, birds and bird eggs.

Many ferret owners feel it’s best to feed a more natural diet to their pets. This feeding method is normally referred to as “whole prey” or sometimes “live prey”. While this opinion is understandable and is considered to be a quality diet, it’s not an option many ferret owners are willing to consider. The inability to feed live or frozen baby chicks or day old mice to your pet is also completely understandable.

For more information on feeding whole prey one of the best places to start is the Holistic Ferret Forum.

Dry Ferret Food

Fortunately, for the pet owners who can’t stomach the idea of directly feeding one animal to another many high-quality ferret foods are available. Our food chart comparison page will help you get started selecting and purchasing your food.

Homemade Food and Snacks

Some ferret owners choose to make some or all of their pet’s food at home. One of the more popular recipes is Duck Soup. Duck Soup is a soupy, easy-to-feed, meat-based dish which is nearly always recommended for sick ferrets. For more information on making food at home …………………..