How Often Do Ferrets Eat?
Pet ferrets should always have food available in their cage or habitat. That’s because they have a fast metabolism and a short digestive tract, which means they quickly burn through their meals. A ferret will likely eat between six and 10 times a day, so remember to check their food levels frequently (and offer plenty of water, too).
What Do Ferrets Eat?
In the wild, ferrets are carnivores, snacking on other animals like mice and small birds. While your pet ferret probably won’t do much hunting, you can still provide a natural diet by offering raw meat or ferret food with high meat content.
If you want to train your ferret to do tricks (like “sit,” “shake” or “roll over”) or just give them a little treat, you can also buy ferret snacks. These are generally high-protein chews or pastes your pet ferret will love, but always ask your vet what they recommend.
What Foods Aren’t Safe for Ferrets?
You probably know what foods aren’t safe for cats and dogs, but what about pet ferrets? Here are a few things your ferret should never eat:
- Dog food