Ferrets make wonderful pets due to their cheeky, charming characters, but to keep them happy and healthy they need a specific diet suited to their digestive system. Ferrets are obligate carnivores, meaning they are dependent on meat for survival. Take a look at our food for ferrets, it’s been perfectly formulated and is recommended by vets! Browse our range below to find the perfect product for your ferret:

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Ferret food FAQs

Where can you buy Ferret Food?

Our ferret food can be purchased online or at a local pet store. 

What is the perfect food for ferrets?

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Ferrets have a short intestinal tract and absorb nutrients inefficiently therefore their diet needs to be high in protein and meat as they easily absorb energy from these food sources. 

Ideally ferret food will be 30-40% meat proteins and approximately 20% fat. 

Ferrets should eat minimal fruit and vegetables as they contain carbohydrates which a ferret cannot digest. Take a look at our Science Selective Ferret Food, it has been formulated to perfectly suit your ferret’s nutritional needs.

How often should I feed my ferret?

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Our beloved ferret friends have a high metabolism so it’s advised they should eat little and often, however it’s always best to consult a vet or dietary expert if you’re unsure on the eating habits of your ferret.

Your ferrets diet should be based on their age, health, level of exercise and whether they are pregnant or not.

In addition to their food, ferrets get thirsty and must always have access to fresh drinking water.

Can ferrets eat cat food?

It is always best to feed a high-quality, balanced ferret kibble as this will be designed with their species-specific nutritional needs in mind. Although cats and ferrets are both obligate carnivores (high levels of meat protein are essential), there are some differences in their dietary requirements too. Ferrets have a very short digestive tract and need diets that are very high protein and low fibre. Many cat foods can have the incorrect balance between protein and fibre, which could lead to health problems longer-term.

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