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I found a couple of ferret feeding sites. . .
« on: September 25, 2016, 10:48:05 AM »
I think maybe they need whole feeder items like mice, rats, etc.

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WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUR FERRET EATS THE WRONG FOODS?

Insulinomas, a form of cancer in ferrets, are more common in countries where ferret diets are highly processed and high in carbohydrates when compared with countries where ferrets eat primarily raw diets. The current belief is that high carbohydrate foods means that their pancreas has to over produce insulin to maintain a level blood sugar level. Overtime this constant stimulus leads to cells becoming cancerous (insulinoma). Ferrets with insulinoma struggle to maintain their blood sugar levels and are prone to blood glucose crashes and seizures. species of animal, an optimum diet is more likely to promote better overall health.

Ferrets that are fed unsuitable diets are also more likely to develop skin disease, bladder stones, gastroenteritis and experience poor growth and dental disease. Ferret teeth are also designed for cutting and tearing meat, so large, hard biscuits and soft canned foods can also accelerate dental disease.

from: https://www.lovethatpet.com/small-pets/ferrets/food/

And there's a place listed in here where you can get free mentors, though they say the list is long.

http://www.ferret.org/pdfs/education/raw.pdf

And they have a weekly menu plan:

http://holisticferret60.proboards.com/thread/146
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Re: I found a couple of ferret feeding sites. . .
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2016, 10:59:12 AM »
And there are a few people with youtubes that have teaching videos though it seemed that Ferret World https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3NtQjlam3y8igTQV1X3Q6g had a lot more videos compared to others:



And:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cYw6NO3XzY


This one showed some kind of bagged stuff (Better in the raw?) being used to mix with the meat. I think it's like that alnutrin stuff y'all use for cats:
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Re: I found a couple of ferret feeding sites. . .
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2016, 05:01:59 PM »
These are great Dee thanks!

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