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From: V. C.
Date: 2001-05-03 05:51:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Best food for a ferret

Hello! and i am sorry to hear of the loss of your 4, but mine
get totally ferret, mixed with purina kitten chow and shepard
& green, I also give them every morning 1/2 tsp spoon of
Ferretone on a little plate and let them lick it all gone, Do
not put the ferretone in their food, the ferretone goes bad
after a little while, so give ti to them like a treat, they
also get Ferrevite every night about 1/4 strip as a treat as
while. We adopted Snickers (2yrs old) and he was so skinny
this was 2 months ago and now he has gained 1.5 pounds and
looks very good, he even got a clean bill of health from his
vet. It took alot trial and error with the food i gave about 6
fulls bags to shelters, until i could find the right ones, so
far this has worked. Also try chicken and noodle #2 baby food
with a little water mixed in so it isn't so thick, my five
kids love it. They will only eat the Natures Own baby food,
they do not like the Gerber, thank goodnes i had friends who
had Human babies.LOL
Hope this helps and Good luck with your new Furkids,
Vanessa and the fab 5
Dawn, Figjet, Snickers, Nitro and Wahoo

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 8:39 AM

I hope this is health related enough to post on here. If
not I apologize beforehand. I was wondering what the best
food is for a ferret? When I had my 4 a while back I fed
the guys Iams. Those guys all died as a result of a move to
my current home, but I am getting ready to adopt another
ferret and again want to provide the best I can for my pet.
I know all the nutritional analysis to look for but was
wondering if someone had a specific brand that they liked?
Thanks for your help.

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