Ferret Food And Other Recommendations For Their Maintenance
Ferrets. Predators from the family marten. They began to be kept at home more than 800 years ago. In the old days they were used in our country mainly for catching rodents, and in the West they have long been very popular as pets. Our compatriots appreciated these fluffy and cute animals and also began to keep them in houses and apartments. In this regard, many people are interested in how to keep a ferret so that it does not get sick and delights its owners for 12-13 years (so many domesticated animals can survive if properly maintained and cared for).
Ferrets. large necks, therefore, one of the main conditions for their maintenance is cleanliness. The cage should always be clean. It is necessary to regularly clean the "house" of your pet, drinking bowl, tray and bedding and letting it out for a walk as often as possible. Many owners who love their pet allow him to frolic in the apartment all day and only send him to the cage for the night.
If you decide to purchase this wonderful animal, be sure to ask how to keep the ferret. Having free time and a great desire, you can safely get a beast so unusual for urban apartments. It is very important to choose a good diet for the proper maintenance of these animals. In the wild, they feed mainly on small rodents, so it is necessary to choose a food for ferrets that in its composition will meet the needs of the pet.
At home, they can be fed natural food or dry food. Favorite food can be poultry, offal. It is recommended to give fish and eggs no more than 2 times a week, and feed twice a day. Fish (flounder, cod, mackerel) is given in small quantities, an egg must be boiled before being added to food. Sometimes you can give a little cottage cheese or cheese (no more than 1 time per week).
Many hosts prefer dry ferret food. It contains all the minerals and vitamins necessary for the animal. Another important condition: in the drinker must be fresh drinking water. Ferret food should only be purchased in premium class. Do not save on animals, as cheap varieties do not contain the substances necessary for normal functioning. The best dry feeds, according to veterinarians, are the following: Bosch, Evo and Eagle Pak. You can also use food intended for kittens from the Hills, Eukanub, Purin, Eagle Pak, Innova, Nutro Chois and Yams brands. Only in this case, choose the one that is made with the addition of chicken, it will especially appeal to your little animal.
Dry food for ferrets can be combined with vegetables and fruits, but remember that citrus fruits are strictly forbidden to them. Also, do not give your pets food for dogs and puppies. When feeding dry premium feed vitamins for ferrets are needed only for prevention, not more than once every three months. Basically, they are recommended to be given during the illness of the animal, during molting, during the pregnancy of the female and during the feeding of the offspring.
Special vitamins have been developed for these animals: Ferretone and Ferret Vita-Sol. Medications intended for people should never be given. The only exception is vitamin complexes for cats, only in this case it is necessary to maintain the dosage, which depends on the body weight of your pet. In order for the ferret to have fluffy hair, you can give him preparations based on brewer’s yeast. Vitamins for ferrets A, D, E are recommended 1 drop every other day for one month, but not more than once a year (for example, Tetravit or Triovit in the form of an oil solution). Before you decide to get offspring from your ferret, you also need to take a course of taking vitamins. If you feed him quality food, keep him clean, walk with him and chat, then he will delight you with his habits for a long time.