As mentioned before that breeding a ferret is not an easy undertaking. Ask first yourself if you can be responsible enough to own a ferret. It does not only entail to give your pet a good living condition but also to provide them the adequate and right food. Ferret breeders should know that cat or dog food is not good for ferrets.
It is not difficult to choose a proper diet for a ferret. It takes time to learn about the proper nutrition appropriate for your pet. Ferrets have a fast metabolism that is why ferrets can digest the food easily and quickly. However, ferrets should be fed every three to four hours, as they get easily hungry. Giving them dry food will be better for ferrets and ferret breeders. The good thing about ferrets is that they know how much to eat and will not overeat even with the constant access to their food.
Ferret breeders must ensure that the diet has high quality protein, high amount of fat, and small amount of fiber and carbohydrates. Ferrets generally do not eat any form of plant matter because they are carnivores. The diet depends on protein as the main ingredient. To ensure proper diet for your pet, you can buy especially formulated ferret diet from a pet store. Dog and cat food is nutritionally incomplete, especially the cheaper brands can make your ferret ill. Ferrets know this instinctively in such a way that they eat much more to compensate what they need. Likewise, mink food is impractical for ferret owners because it is sold in huge bags.
Vitamins and coat conditioners are also important for the proper nutrition of the ferrets. Novice ferret breeders can ask a veterinarian or long time breeder on selecting a good product. You can also give ferrets snacks just like human food. However, sugar and dairy foods are not ideal as it may cause diarrhea. Good choices for your ferret diet are cooked meat and chicken, cooked eggs and cat treats that are meat based. Canned ferret foods that are suitable for snacks are available in pet shops.
Ferrets are wonderful fascinating pets and as a ferret breeder, you must ensure to give them the proper diet that they deserve. Giving them the proper attention would not make them escape from the cage. Never do stupid things to the ferrets especially to the kits so that your time and effort will not be wasted.