Date: 2001-06-19 07:36:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] how many calories a day?
I'm not sure how many calories a ferret needs a day but I do
your insulinomic ferret needs more than the baby food. I believe
baby food is to be used as a supplemental food. That they still need
food that has all the nutrients ferrets need. A lot of the duck
soups are a
combination of ferret food, the baby chicken food and sometimes a
nutritionally advantageous ingredients as well. One of our ferrets
insulinoma and he still eats his pellet food, then we give the
feedings also. I would definately ask your vet. You can also look up
soups. Some are specifically for ferrets with insulinoma and some
ingredients that an insulinomic ferret should not have. ie;
ingredients with sugar. So, you have to look at the ingredients.
Hopefully others who are more knowledgable will respond.