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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-29-2006, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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dog food??

ok maybe this is a dumb question, but it is ok for ferrets to eat dog food?? i feed her mazuri, but as soon as i let her out she goes to the dog food bowl to eat his science diet, lol. and drink out of his water fountain. just wondering if i should keep that out of her reach or not.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-29-2006, 03:44 PM
 
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I'd definitely keep it out of reach. Ferrets need a very high protein diet supplemented with certain amino acids. Dog Food contains many more carbohydrates and fiber -- things that are not very good for a ferret. Ferrets require about the same diet that a kitten would -- very high protein, low fiber...and the first three ingredients on the food list should be animal products. They are strict carnivores. Many people even feed their ferrets totally raw meat and nothing more -- this would be ideal but unfortunately my own ferrets are now too old to switch over ;[. I currently feed a blend of Totally Ferret and ZuPreem =D.
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