Guide to Your Ferret’s Food & Diet

Ferrets are obligate carnivores or meat eaters like cat and they cannot survive without meat in their diet. However, fresh raw meat can contain harmful parasites and micro organisms that can be fatal to your pet. Take this guide for choosing the best food to feed your ferret:

Ferrets eat high-quality premium cat food or specially formulated best ferret food that should be high in protein and energy and low in fibre. You should only give your ferret cat food that is sold in pet stores and veterinary clinics because they are specially formulated for pet ferrets. Grocery bought or generic cat foods are not good for ferrets because most of them are too low in fat. You can give your ferret some of the following food:

Ferret

Pellets

Moist food like cat food usually sours after few hours especially in warm weather so the best way to feed ferret is to leave dry, pellet food with them because of this factor and the crunchy food has an effect to the ferret’s teeth. Ferrets on moist diets develop much more plaque on their teeth sooner than ferrets on the same food fed dry. (more…)

Food & Diet for Gerbil

Gerbils are very adorable, funny and social. Kids love them especially if they know how to take care of them. However, the pet will not be your child’s companion for long if you do not provide it with the appropriate diet. Proper nutrition is essential in ensuring that the gerbil pet remains happy, comfy and healthy. Do you know what gerbils eat? Well if you don’t, this article will acquaint you about gerbil’s diet that they should not miss and the kind of the diet you should always avoid.

Food & Diet for Gerbil

Seed Mixes

These refer to a mixture of pellets, seeds and vegetables. The mixture can also be made from different varieties of seeds that your gerbil can feast on. Some also have some fruits added to them. The mixture provides a balanced diet to your gerbil. However, it is not easy to find a gerbil that consumes everything in the mixture. They are always selective hence you need to provide something more that will complement their diet. Most of them will pick their favourite bits from the mixture and leave the rest unconsumed. This way, they will not have taken a balanced diet. Gerbils love sunflower seeds so much that they can consume all of it and leave the rest of the seeds. Sunflower seeds are said to be very fatty but unfortunately, fats will not provide a balanced diet to your gerbil. Therefore, the mixture of loose seeds if not consumed completely does not offer the required diet to your pet. This makes it not ideal to be provided to your gerbil as the only type of food. (more…)