What Do They Eat?

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what do ferrets eat?

what do ferrets eatFerrets are small, domesticated mammals related to weasels and otters. They’re a popular pet thanks to their fun-loving and inquisitive personalities, but they have to be fed a special diet to stay healthy. Ferrets are carnivores, much like cats and dogs. They were originally domesticated to control rodent populations in Egypt, where they hunted mice and rats in grain storage facilities. Ferrets were later trained to hunt rabbits because their narrow bodies were perfect for navigating the tunnels of a warren.

Today, most domesticated ferrets eat kibble, although some are still fed raw meat. You can find specialized ferret foods at any pet store, but a high quality kitten food is also an acceptable choice. For treats, ferrets love sweet foods such as raisins and bananas, or scraps of cooked chicken and beef. Another popular choice is canned baby meat, fed from a spoon.

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