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Can a ferret eat carrots? o-o - Tuesday, January 12, 2010 9:48 PM
im woundering if my ferret can eat carrots because every body says they can eat veggies and fruits is it true? i would really like to know and thanx ^^
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Re:Can a ferret eat carrots? o-o - Tuesday, January 12, 2010 9:53 PM
I am not 100% positive..

I dont think so though, you should wait for some one who knows more about food to come around.

I only give my ferret meat and his ferret food. And some times ferret treats which are not fruits or veggies.

Strict meat is best for them though.

Hope this helped..kinda lol

good luck!

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Re:Can a ferret eat carrots? o-o - Tuesday, January 12, 2010 9:56 PM
no, vegies and fruits are strickly off limits. ferrets can only digest meats and kibble.

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Re:Can a ferret eat carrots? o-o - Tuesday, January 12, 2010 10:17 PM
Ferrets are Obligate Carnivores, which means they are strict
meat eaters.  Ferts lack a Caecum, which is what helps break
down and digest plant matter. Vegetables like carrots could
lead to an intestinal blockage as well. 
  
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Re:Can a ferret eat carrots? o-o - Tuesday, January 12, 2010 11:29 PM
No, ferrets can not eat fruits and veggies.  Ferrets are strict meat eaters.  They can not digest fruits/veggies, therefore giving them fruits/veggies would be like not feeding them at all, and if this was their primary diet, they would starve.  Ferrets need a good high quality FERRET kibble, like 8 in 1 ULTIMATE, or Totally Ferret.  Never feed a ferret cat food or dog food or fruits/veggies.  A good treat for a ferret would be an n-bone, or a meaty treat, like Marshall Bandit treats - bacon or chicken flavor.  Ferrets also like turkey/chicken baby food, it's good for them and has tons of nutrients.  Some people even give them eggs (I like to scramble mine and they like it that way).

People who say ferrets can eat fruits and veggies are very misinformed and have not done their home work.  Do your research before getting a ferret! :) A great book for ferret newbies (and even the oldies!) is Ferrets for Dummies *get at barnes and noble, or Borders).  It has a TON of information on ferrets, and is really informative on training, their diet, health problems, ect.  You should pick it up and give it a read.  Here's a link to the book
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Re:Can a ferret eat carrots? o-o - Wednesday, January 13, 2010 12:08 AM
Ferrets are 100% carnivores, to feed to it fruits and vegetables will cause major health problems down the road. They cannot digest vegetable or fruit of any kind, it has no nutritional value nor is it ever good for them, causing blockages, sickness, malnutrition and so forth. I would tell the people who told you this that they need to research ferrets properly.



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Re:Can a ferret eat carrots? o-o - Thursday, January 14, 2010 2:38 PM
Looks like everyone has answered before me.

But yup, ferrets are from the mustelid family, strict carnivores.

No fruit or veg unless you want them to develop pancreatic diseases.

Feel free to contact the appropriate animal authorities if you know anyone feeding fuzzbutts any fruit or veg.

It's cruel & sadistic, you may as well be feeding them poison because its slowly killing them.


Some S.O.B actually fed their ferret cereal ffs! The least of the problems it had was its coat being shed completely until it looked like a bald rat.

Oh, ferrets are also lactose intolerant so have fun.


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Re:Can a ferret eat carrots? o-o - Tuesday, January 26, 2010 9:57 PM
http://www.all-about-ferrets.com/what-do-ferrets-eat.html   
Be careful about what you give them and also consider the size, as there have been reports of ferrets having blockages from something as innocent as a piece of carrot which got stuck in their gut.  NO!
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Re:Can a ferret eat carrots? o-o - Wednesday, January 27, 2010 11:13 AM
Speashel case


http://www.all-about-ferrets.com/what-do-ferrets-eat.html   
Be careful about what you give them and also consider the size, as there have been reports of ferrets having blockages from something as innocent as a piece of carrot which got stuck in their gut.  NO!


Yup, just wanted to quote that as I second that site, it's a brilliant source of information (as well as here of course :P).


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Re:Can a ferret eat carrots? o-o - Wednesday, January 27, 2010 7:38 PM
If any one ever becomes friends with the owner of that site, do your best to stay that way! She is so wounderful that if you lose her, it will tare your heart to shreads!  Her forum is a good one too! I miss you Nona!

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