So, I have asked a similar question before but I still have some questions.
As my ferret gets older (he was born Dec 24th 2017), he will begin to cut back on food (at the moment he always has food available). At what age should I start limiting his food intake, and around how much should he be getting at each meal? Ive heard to feed as much as they want, but if I do that then there will be food left.. do I take it away then after so long? Or do I feed as much as theyll take and leave it in until its all gone? Should I be weighing his food at some point? Im quite confused lol
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They cut back naturally once they leave kithood. I don't deliberately limit their food. Once he starts leaving more than a couple small bits by the next meal, start weighing how much you put in the cage. Next meal time pull out what's left and weigh it. Do that for a week and you will have the average of what he eats per meal.
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He's only 3 months old....just 3 months. Definitely do not limit his food. He needs it all of it. They will start cutting back around 4 months but even then he's still going to be outeating an adult ferret. At 4 months I cut my guys back to 3 meals a day. At around 6 months they cut back to about 2 and 8 months they're eating as an adult. I still allow them the privilege to indulge if they want to ciao