My name is Fran Freedman and I’m here at
Morning Starr Animal Sanctuary. I want to talk to you today about feeding ferrets, and
that’s on behalf of expertvillage.com. Our ferrets here get top quality ferret food.
We never buy ferret food from a discount place. We do serve 3 foods. One is eight in one ultra
blend, which can be bought at PetSmart, Petco. We also use ANF, which we have flown in from
Texas. It’s a high quality ferret food, and that actually is donated by ANF Ferret
Foods in Nacogdoches, Texas. We also serve Missouri, which is usually served at Olsen’s
grain. I believe you can get that also at PetSmart of Peto. Definitely, any food that
has fruit pieces in it or coloration is not proper for a ferret. Water is essential to
ferrets. They can become dehydrated very quickly. They eat every 4 hours and they usually like
a nice drink with that. On our cages we always put 2 water bowls, one on the top and one
on the bottom. If you have a multi level cage you may want to do the same, just so that
they don’t have to walk the way down after eating. Because we have multiple ferrets and
cages, we supply a lot of food; always 2 different kinds foods, so if you ever run out of one,
they’re used to the other so they can go from one to the other. But as I said, they’re
always quality. You should never ever give your ferret cat food or kitten food. Companies
spend a lot of money on researching ferret food and it has to have minimum of 35% protein.
You have to make sure that it is a quality ferret food, so do read the bags when you
buy them. Like I said eight in one ultra blend is nice. They like it, they’re coats are
good, and they’ll definitely stay healthy.