Originally Posted by Equestriun
I had two ferrets but unfortunately I gave them away to a close friend because I had no time for them and it wasn't fair to keep them cooped up all day.
Ferrets are mustelids, their diet consists of mostly meat. HOWEVER, feeding your ferrets dairy, vegetables, sweets , extra.. will not harm them if only given once in a while. Alot will say never give your ferrets daily but you can actually buy yogurt treats for them. Unless something is wrong they generally go to the bathroom every 3 hours, it doesn't go trough faster if they eat "kibble", people shouldn't feed them kibble though because it has no nutritinal value to them..
Actually my ferrets only went a few times a day. It stunk less and they did not have "kibble butt" from distended intestines. They were far healthier, as you could tell from their very smooth coats. Much better then when on kibble, although they were nice enough before.
I have no issue with feeding kibble mind you. Just feed the best you can, and if this means cat kibble, then yay. There is cat food out there far better suited then most ferret foods.
And just because they sell yogurt drops, does not mean they are good for them. The companies that sell those foods (At least a main one) also mass produce ferrets and ship them all over north america. They hardly know how a ferret should be cared for as they have not done any research in the past 5 years. And a ton has changed. Did you know that raisins should never be fed to ferrets? Yeah, this was found out in the past few years. You have to always keep up to date as new information on ferret care and diets are always being updated.