Give ferrets snacks or not, that’s the question
Ferret Snack Donors
For many ferret owners, not feeding their ferrets is like depriving fish of water. It would be crazy. How could a decent human look at that cute adorable face asking for a cheese sandwich and say no? They just couldn’t imagine saying no to the excited faces they love so much.
On the other hand, other ferret owners say otherwise. They know that ferrets are carnivores. They couldn’t imagine giving anything but meat to their most precious pet. It doesn’t matter how much they beg. They know what is best for their furry friend and they would not jeopardize your ferret’s welfare no matter how much they beg.
Who has the reason?
It is difficult to say who is right. After all, as a nation, we can’t even agree on snacks for ourselves. Humans really need to snack, but we consume an incredible number of snacks annually. Does anyone really need to eat cheese buns?
However, if you want to feed your ferret snacks, it is highly recommended to feed your ferret meat snacks. Your ferret is a carnivore and sugary snacks are not good for its health. So avoid sweets and sodas. These will do nothing more than make your cute, furry friend gain weight, get sick, and have diarrhea.
Healthy snacks for ferrets
There are now a wide variety of healthy ferret snacks available on the market. You can go to your local pet store and buy commercial ferret snacks or even go online. They come in a wide range of flavors including turkey and chicken.
You can also buy cat and dog treats, as long as they are meat-based. Shaking a box of meat-flavored cat treats has been known to bring even the laziest of ferrets out of hiding.
Ferrets also enjoy freeze-dried organs, but you probably want to buy them online.
For those of you who prefer to go the totally natural route. Ferrets like to eat whole eggs. Boil some eggs and you’ve got yourself a healthy ferret snack that you can buy by the dozen. You can also buy baby porridge as long as it is meat. Pureed meat and chicken work well.
Other healthy snacks
Remember that ferrets are carnivores. Any snack you give your ferret should be meat. In the wild, ferrets only eat meat. They would not eat fruits or vegetables. So, don’t give your ferret anything other than meat and you’ll be fine.