The Tubby Troublemaker: The Dangers of Overfeeding Your Ferret

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Ferrets are cute, cuddly, and oh-so-much fun, but did you know that overfeeding your furry friend can turn them into a tubby troublemaker? That’s right, folks! Just like us humans, ferrets can suffer from the consequences of overindulging on delicious treats and scrumptious meals. But fear not, ferret lovers! In this article, we’ll explore the … Read more

Can Ferrets Eat Pepperoni?


While it’s true that the ferret is a strict carnivore, you as an owner should ever only feed them raw or minimally cooked meat. You should avoid giving them pepperoni or other types of processed meats, due to their salt content. Just like it’s not recommended for humans to eat highly processed meat, it’s even … Read more

Do Ferrets Eat Less In Winter?

Black Sable Ferret

Among the many other changes that you will notice in your ferret once the winter season comes around, a change in appetite could very well be present as well. Ferrets tend to eat more during winter though, not less, and you might also notice changes in the thickness and color of their fur, as well … Read more

Can Ferrets Overeat? How It Happens and What To Do About It

World's Biggest Ferret

The topic of portion control, overeating, and combating obesity in pets, will come out regularly, regardless of the kind of pet you have. It’s true of ferrets as well, they can overeat, and will gain weight as a result, especially if they don’t get enough exercise. There are certain strategies that one can take, to … Read more

Do Ferrets Eat Turtles?

Pet Turtle

Whenever you’re asking yourself whether it’s safe to have a ferret around another pet, it’s a good idea to keep in mind that these are predators at heart, and they eat only meat. Out in the wild, ferrets will eat turtles, along with small birds, insects, amphibians and other small mammals. Turtles, or tortoises, are … Read more

Can Ferrets Eat Quail? Whole Prey Diet & Quail Eggs

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Generally, when you’re asking yourself what the proper diet for a pet should be, it’s a good idea to find out what they would be eating in the wild. Birds are definitely on the menu for ferrets, so YES, you can feed them quail. Read on, to find out how you should do it. Quails … Read more

Ferrets and Water – 10 Questions Answered


Water is very important for ferrets and dehydration should not be taken lightly. If your ferret hasn’t touched a drop of water in over 30 hours, the situation can easily turn fatal. These adorable creatures always need access to clean and fresh water. It’s up to them how much water they need, but their water … Read more

Do Ferrets Eat Prairie Dogs

Today’s ferrets are the domesticated form of the European polecat. There is only one species of polecat that is native to America, which is the American Polecat, also known as the Black-Footed Ferret. These wild ferrets have thrived throughout history on Prairie Dogs and they are ancient natural enemies. Today, black-ferret ferrets are very rare … Read more

Can a Ferret Eat Dog Food

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Ferrets are very different than dogs and cats, and their diet differs a lot as well. But if you are ever out of food, you can use cat food made for kittens, not adults. You should never offer your ferret dog food as these foods contain a lot of carbohydrates and other things your ferret … Read more

What Do Ferrets Eat In The Wild

Ferrets thrive on whole prey in the wild as they are obligate carnivores. This is also why many ferret owners choose to keep their pets on a raw diet, for which their body was build in the first place. This includes whole mice, chicks, small birds, etc. In this article, we’ll talk about the diet … Read more