Date: 2001-04-15 15:57:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Bob C: Kibble diets
Here in Britain we don't have any ferret diets that I consider good. We had
Totally Ferret for a while which was manufactured by a company called Arden
Grange but it was only available from them or in limited pet stores (not
anywhere where I live) and was only sort of affordable if bought in bulk
(either 2 10kg or 2 20kg bags) so only good if you have a lot of ferrets.
Of course I bought TF- until they stopped making it. Then I put the ferrets
on Arden Grange kitten food which I think was made with the help of Dr
Willard? Anyway, the kitten food sounded a lot like TF so I fed it. It has
59% total chicken content in it and egg and good things. On the other hand
there is a ferret food which has 46% of meat in it, 35% is chicken, 6.5 %
herring and 5% pork... Plus BHT. I phoned a lot of companies to see what
is in their food. There is also one really bad "ferret" food, first
ingredient is cereals, then meat and animal derivatives, oils and fats,
vegetable protein extracts, vegetables and then it lists 4 preservatives
that are in the mineral and vitamin mix... That surely can't be anywhere
near as good as a high quality kitten food? I mean that is not a ferret
food! It's rubbish. It's a cheap cat food put in bags with "Ferret Food"
written on it. The kitten food I fed was more expensive than any ferret
food I could find. The only food more expensive was Iams and Eukanuba, I'm
not sure whether that was because the foods are imported and not made over
here. Quite a few ferret foods here have too many cereals (probably around
60%-70%) and for me the only choice was a high quality kitten food...
and Jilly, Jack, Bella, Tom, Mason, Baby, Dana, Fox, Reno, Rose, Jasmine,
Barney, Spike, Hobo and Gremlin
Missing Angel, Hope and Igor
West Wales Ferret Welfare
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