Re: [AFA Ferret] Food
- Angel,Try some of the sweeter ferret foods like totally ferret. I had a ferret who came to me eating some sweet cat food and he decided my dog's food tasted really good. Of course that is worse than the cat food.I mixed the foods enough that by the time the food was gone, he was eating the ferret food. Since I have a cat, I can give the ferrets treats of cat food at one piece a couple of times a month.Slowly reduce the amount of cat food as you increase the amount of ferret food.Good luck.Mary Ruth and the Fabulous Five
Angel <paulslowplacesgirl@...> wrote:
I just recently got a ferret from a guy i work with.
The ferret was fed cat food. ANy suggestions on what
type of ferret food to feed it because it won't eat
the kind I cureently have for my other two ferrets. I
feed my two 4 month old ferrets(Mac and Ann)
marshall's premium ferret diet. they love it but the
new ferret(cheese) is five, and won't eat it. He is
currently eating meow mix. What should I do?????
Please help me!!
Angel (proud ferret mom)
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> What we do here is when a ferret comes in eating[Extra quoting deleted by moderator. --Dav]
> "not so good food" we generally fill the bowl (and
> mix it up good) with 75% his food, then 25% ours.
> Then gradually we decrease the amount of his bad
> food, and add more of our good food. They do get
> over eventually, some longer then others. I will
> also put some ferrettone on the "Good food" in a
> separate bowl to get them to want it. Marguerite
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- Ideally, you should wean your ferrets off of the Marshall's food as well.
There are many higher quality ferret foods available like: 8 in1
Ultimate, Totally Ferret, Innova Feline, The Ferret Store Superior
Choice, etc. It is also a good idea to feed a mixture of 2-3 foods. This
way if one is unavailable or a bad batch comes through, you know your
ferrets will eat the other food in the mixture. You need to gradually mix
in your new food with the old food until you eventually take the old food
away. If you do a gradual switch you will upset their stomach. Good luck!
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On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 15:48:46 -0800 (PST) Angel
> I just recently got a ferret from a guy i work with.
> The ferret was fed cat food. ANy suggestions on what
> type of ferret food to feed it because it won't eat
> the kind I cureently have for my other two ferrets. I
> feed my two 4 month old ferrets(Mac and Ann)
> marshall's premium ferret diet. they love it but the
> new ferret(cheese) is five, and won't eat it. He is
> currently eating meow mix. What should I do?????
> Please help me!!
> Angel (proud ferret mom)