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

Ferrets and Catnip – Are They A Good Match?

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Catnip, scientifically known as Nepeta cataria, is a plant from Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East that is widely known to get cats “high”. More specifically, it makes them roll around and become more hyperactive, which many people consider this as cats getting high. We will explore below on the effect that catnip has … Read more

Ferrets and Water – Full Guide

Ferrets tend to be very active when they are awake which can make them very thirsty all the time. This is why you need to keep in mind that they drink a lot of water and never let their bowl or bottle stay empty. Getting dehydrated often can cause various serious health problems for your … Read more

Ferret Care Sheet – Complete Guide To Owning a Ferret

Ferrets are often compared to cats as they have similar personalities. Females are more active while males are a bit more laid-back. They’re about the size and shape of a zucchini as they’re typically between 8 and 18 inches long. And their tails are almost half of their body length. Like many animals, ferrets have … Read more

Do ferrets kill or eat snakes?

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Ferrets typically eat small rodents and birds in the wild. But they won’t shy away from a snake and will kill it and even eat it, especially if there’s no other food source around. They see them more as predators than prey and will kill them to keep their kits safe. You can also find … Read more

Do Ferrets Eat Bugs? How About Other Insects? Main Course or Treats?

Bugs

As obligate carnivores, ferrets can eat a wide range of disgusting things, including insects. Their bodies are specifically made for whole prey so they can eat almost any living being they typically find in the wild that’s smaller than them. The reason why you won’t see ferrets getting insects as treats in captivity is thatmany … Read more