Message Number: YG1927 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-31 17:40:00 UTC
Subject: Ferret diet question

Hi everyone,

I posted this earlier in the week but I didn't get a response. I
didn't complain about it...just figured you all were busy with other
things. Since Chris and Dr. Williams suggested reposting, that is
what I decided to do.

I just want to make sure that I'm clear on the food issue.

#1- Rice is better than corn because it does not cause crystals to
form in the urine which could cause blockage.

#2- Reducing protein levels in older ferrets is only necessary if
they are already having renal difficulties.

#3- Reducing fat levels is only necessary if they are less active.

I was going to switch my 4-5 year olds to TF for Adults, but all are
healthy and still fairly active, except for Teddy, which I just
posted about. There doesn't seem to be much of a difference in the
protein, or even the fat content for that matter.
Should I still switch or leave well enough alone? They also get
Eukanuba Kitten or Cat mixed with the TF and a separate bowl of
NutraMax Kitten, which I think I might do away with because I'm tired
of it getting caught in their palates. Anybody else have that problem?