Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum here, found this place through Ferret Love group on Facebook.
I own 5 ferrets currently, my first and most special silver DEW, Leeloo. My sable mama fert, Pandora and her 3 sable kits, Taco (little man), Juno and Bell (sisters). I am also currently caring for 2 other ferrets who I am trying to convince their owner to relinquish them to me, as she is not taking proper care of them and her female has been grossly underweight.
I thought I'd come here for more info about prey diets for ferrets I'm a rat breeder myself.
My names actually Natalie, Moondance is just a username on a lot of forums so I continued using it here.
Hi and welcome on board I think I'm doing this backward. I just checked out your fuzzkids. Beautiful wee ones. Please feel free to prowl around read through the threads. You may want to pay particular attention to our nutritional section. There is a spot there for prey feeding that you may find particularly interesting. Ask questions, make yourself at home. I hope I will be seeing you around ciao
Thanks Heather. Thats where I intend to go next. My fuzzies are on about a 97% raw food diet at the moment.
They get special mince my butcher makes, its beef and chicken. The chicken side of it is carcass and organs, the beef side of it is all organs like brain, liver, kidney, lungs, heart, stomach and other stuff I can't remember. LOL. I also mix it with chicken mince I get from the chicken shop or pet shops in town, which is call carcass stuff, as the stuff the butcher makes is only about a quarter chicken. They do sometimes have kibble, but its very rare they eat it. They also get chicken necks as treats as well as rats and mice. They don't tend to eat whole rats, not even all 5 of my guys will go through a whole adult rat, but they will gladly eat smaller ones (not pinkies, but maybe about 4 weeks old size).
Every 2nd day, I mix their meat with pet milk, and mash it as a soup mixture, they love love love it. They also get raw egg mixed into their meat once or twice a week (half an egg each time)