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    08-19-2009, 09:27 PM
  #11
Green Broke
Yes, they can have cat food. Cats eat it right? No need to worry. I've had ferrets before ;)
     
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    08-19-2009, 09:31 PM
  #12
Started
Crappy cat food is bad for cats and ferrets. Especially for ferrets, you need a HIGH quality dry foot, not just some cheap brand
     
    08-19-2009, 09:33 PM
  #13
Zab
Yearling
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Originally Posted by buttercup    
I have a ferret and we just buy ferret food from the local pet store, but he gets out and eats the cat's food too. The only problem we have with our ferret is that we can't potty train him. I'm not sure if that happens with all ferrets or just ours, but he goes potty in all the corners and it's a huge pain in the but to clean up.
I wish we had ferret food in the pet shops here..
You can try putting blankets in the corners and have a litterbox in every room :) After that it's just like training a cat..tho they'll rarely get 100% house trained, but.. I have to clean up maybe one accident from Carni per day, and that's because he's still testing me xD


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Originally Posted by 1dog3cats17rodents    
I wish! They are too cute, but I have to choose between rats and ferrets, and I LOVE rats.

I do know that if you can't find ferret food, a HIGH quality cat food is actually better then most ferret foods. Ferrets also need yearly vaccinations, like dogs
Yeah, so I've heard (about the cat food) I got Vitalin Ferret online and after what I've heard that's a good one.
Yep, he's vacciated against ou comon ferret diseases :P Fortunatly we don't have rabies here so at least that's no worry..
I'll also get an insurance on him, just havn't made the call yet.
     
    08-19-2009, 09:36 PM
  #14
Zab
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Sunny06    
Yes, they can have cat food. Cats eat it right? No need to worry. I've had ferrets before ;)
Ferrets have more problems digesting vegetable proteins and carbohydrates or whatever the english word is, than cats.. and unfortunatly, that's high up on the ingredients list on most cat foods.. plus, they don't contain as much protein and fat as ferrets need (I told you I've read a lot before I got him..>_>)
     
    08-19-2009, 09:48 PM
  #15
Green Broke
Then don't get the low quality! ;]

And I was only saying you should use it UNTIL you get some proper ferret food. Should have clarified.
     
    08-19-2009, 09:57 PM
  #16
Zab
Yearling
Heeh, fortunatly I got vitalin from a new found frend untill mine arrived in the mail :P but yeah.. for a sort period of time, even cheap cat food can work :)
     
    08-21-2009, 12:25 PM
  #17
Foal
Yeah, we put newspaper down in the corners and try to put him in his cage regularly to see if he will go. We just think ours, Sherlock, is too lazy haha.
     
    08-21-2009, 12:27 PM
  #18
Foal
Maybe you could try ordering some ferret food online?
     
    08-22-2009, 03:45 PM
  #19
Zab
Yearling
You mean me? I already have ferret food from online..
     
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