If this will be your first time to care for a ferret, you need to know more about what your new pet will require to stay healthy and safe. Of the things that you need to be sure to provide to your pet is a proper diet. The right best ferret treats and food will not compromise your pet’s overall health. You can’t just offer your ferret anything that you find available at a pet store or in your kitchen. You will need to consider your ferret’s dietary needs before you can feed your pet anything.
Ferrets are carnivores
Your pet survives mostly on meat. That means you will need to provide high-quality meat to help your ferret sustain good health. That does not mean that you cannot feed your ferret anything other than animal meat. You will need to provide your ferret with high-quality protein food sources that can be mixed with fat and also low amounts of carbohydrates. If you will limit your pet’s food intake to protein, you will notice that its health is slowly deteriorating as this will create an imbalance in the nutrition that your pet’s body requires.
A Ferret’s anatomy is a lot different than most household pets
Your pet’s intestine is designed to be short, which means that its stomach will require only a short time to digest the food it consumes. This also means that your pet will need to eat several times a day, about 8-10 small meals each day. And as a short intestine as that cannot store much for hours. That means you’ll be seeing your pet needs to use its litter pet several times a day also.
It’s a natural behavior that you won’t need to worry about, though, unless there are unusual changes in the color, thickness, and the consistency in your pet’s poop. Like if the color of the poop turns blackish, or there is blood in its stool. These can indicate internal hemorrhage or massive bleeding in your pet’s stomach, or something else.
To make sure that your pet will have normal stools and urine, you will need to provide your pet with the right foods and treats.