Ferret Kisses

and some war dances too

09 Oct Snug as a bug in a rug 🐭💤

Snug as a bug in a rug 🐭💤

07 Oct

Anonymous said: Are your ferrets raw-fed?

erato-and-pets:

meatquest:

the-raw-ferret:

ferret-kisses:

Yes my ferrets are fed raw beef mince, steak and chicken, but they also have access to dry kitten biscuits to help keep their teeth clean as we haven’t been successful in getting them to crunch on bones.

If you want to avoid kibble you could sprinkle human grade bonemeal onto the mince. That’s what I do for my none whole prey meats.

If you do decide to get rid of the kibble, you’d need to add some heart, liver and kidney too. (I bet you probably know this already, but can’t hurt to mention it!)

Kibbles don’t clean teeth, they put carbohydrate crumbs to sit on the gum line and create bacteria and plaque buildup. If they don’t eat bone-in meats, feeding partially frozen meats will help keep teeth clean. Or: just brush! But ferrets (and dogs and cats) don’t have the salivary amylase needed to break down plant matter.

Not a ferret expert but chiming in to confirm that indeed, frozen meat works magic on pet teeth! Aside from that, chunks of meat as opposed to ground meat are pretty awesome at that even thawed. My pets have been getting lungs recently and this is some seriously chewy stuff, so it might be good (they find it frustrating but delicious ^^;), and any solid, dense meat will do a good job at cleaning (beef heart ftw!)

Thanks for the advice, i have tried organs but only one of them will sometimes eat it the other 3 just sniff it and start retching / dry heaving at the smell i’m guessing, we’ve tried different organs and getting it from different places but they give the same reaction, any ideas on that?. ill give the frozen meat a go for the next week and see how they go with willing to eat it.

The vets in my area only pretty much know nothing about ferrets except their anatomy and the dosage amount of their shots, ive asked them about their teeth and they just say feed dry only but i know that they are obligate carnivores so i try my best with what ive learnt online.

25 Sep

Anonymous said: Are your ferrets raw-fed?

Yes my ferrets are fed raw beef mince, steak and chicken, but they also have access to dry kitten biscuits to help keep their teeth clean as we haven’t been successful in getting them to crunch on bones.

25 Sep

Sleepy Kodi

10 Aug Slinky’s ready for her close up

Slinky’s ready for her close up

10 Aug

The boys love it when we roll the hallway rug up into a really long tunnel

25 Jul Slinky

Slinky

24 Jul Cooper

Cooper

12 Jun Kodi Fast Asleep

Kodi Fast Asleep

04 Jun My Sweet Boy Cooper :)

My Sweet Boy Cooper :)