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From: "cocoferretrescue"
Date: 2011-05-12 10:33:15 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] fruit and veggies

My name is james i was wondering if Ferret's can have fruit and veggies

[Reminder to list members that food
preferences is not an FHL topic so if
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It sounds like you could use a good
basic ferret book, James. Even people
who have had ferrets for a long time
often have _Ferrets for Dummies_
sitting around.

In general fruits and veggies are not
a great idea.

It is not terrible unusual for people to
get ferret used to a bit of moist dried
cranberries and blueberries to provide
a bit of added help if a bladder infection
occurs, or a bit of banana in case the
ferret ever needs diuretics; also, some
foods have cooked (NOT dried!) veggies
and such in them.

Dried veggies and dried fruits are not
going to digest at all well for an obligate
carnivore and can cause blockages which
can be fatal (just like rubber, latex, dog
chews, and multiple other things can).
That is also true for hard veggies like
carrots and potatoes and for nuts.

Some human foods are poisonous for
ferrets, cats and dogs. These include
but are not limited to macadamia nuts,
grapes, raisins, currants, chocolate (esp.
dark), avocados, and more. See:

-- Moderator]


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