Ferrets are expensive to care for pets. Before you get this animal at home, you need to make sure that you have the means, possibilities and desire to create the most comfortable conditions for him. Today is no longer considered something outlandish and exotic content of a pet, like a ferret, at home. What to feed a small fuzzy, should know all the owners of these cute little animals, because only compliance with the right diet can provide a long and happy life for the pet.
All food can be divided into three types: live food, dry food, mincemeat. The first option is most preferable, but it is unlikely to be able to constantly eat small birds or rodents polecat at home. In what way should the pet be fed? Many owners buy the usual ready-made food for dogs and cats, but this is a serious mistake. The fact is that the structure of the gastrointestinal tract in ferrets differs from other animals. They have a very fast metabolism, the food is digested on average in three hours, so two- and even three meals a day will not be enough. Animals should eat a little, but often, a day is obtained about 7 times.
It is necessary to immediately determine what the ferret will eatat home. Than to feed: dry ready forage or to adhere to a natural diet? The first option is preferable, since the manufacturer has taken care of the availability of all nutrients, but this is if we are talking about high-quality feeds. In the second case, it is recommended to consult a veterinarian to make a menu. Otherwise, it will be difficult to choose the right products and balance the food.