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From: "SukieC"
Date: 2011-05-12 17:06:10 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: fruit and veggies

With such a book you could show it
to people to answer a lot of questions
for them as well as referring to it
yourself when needed.

Now, polecats DO eat a bit of fresh
fruit when it is available, and also get
some vegetation here and there, mostly
partly digested in the animals they eat,
but the vast majority of their diet in
whole adult prey (and adult prey differs
quite a bit from baby mice or chicks
in things like calcium amounts). That
is what ferrets' ancestry have prepared
them for. Whole prey is usually in the
high 40th percentile to low 50th percentile
in protein, BTW, and there are excellent
ferret foods which imitate those percentages,
so read up and make your own choices
because everyone has options.

Sukie (not a vet)

Recommended ferret health links:
all ferret topics:

"All hail the procrastinators for they shall rule the world tomorrow."
(2010, Steve Crandall)


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