Introduction to Ferret Diets

  First Recommendation Ferrets are strict obligate carnivores and need a base diet that consists solely of animal tissue. Recommended diet of choice is Frankenprey (or Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) which is easily created at home and can be fed on a budget, Whole-prey or a combination of both. Frankenprey is a combination of feeding…

Feeding Organs

Some– If not all– organs smell, look and feel just plain horrid, But they are essential for a healthy and balanced raw diet for our beloved ferrets. Regardless of our human diet choices, It is our responsibility to provide for our ferrets without biased views or specific feelings towards meat.  Within this article we will…

Teeth

An adult ferret has a total of 34 permanent adult teeth which consist of the incisors, canines, premolars, and molars. Kits, baby ferrets, have 30 teeth which should be in by 3 months of age and then replaced with adult teeth by 9 months of age. Each of these teeth plays a specific role in…

Plant Proteins Bad?

“Ferrets are obligate carnivores and require meat based proteins in order to survive.” This may be a line that you find quite familiar, unless you’re new and are hearing this for the first time. This line is often followed by “and as such, ferrets are unable to make use of plant products and MUST have…

REVIEW: Scrunch & Sticks Ink Free Recycled Paper Cat Litter

Scrunch & Sticks is a recycled paper pellet type litter sold within Australia by online pet supply company PetCircle. It is very similar to the popular litter brand, Breeders Choice, and could supposedly work as an alternative or even alongside another paper pellet type litter.  It is fairly cheap, going at approx $18.95 for 30L….

Vaccination

The key purpose of vaccination is to prepare the body’s immune system in the chance it would be required to fight off any disease-causing organisms. They may not give 100% immunity so it is important to keep in mind that vaccines ARE NOT A CURE, however they may help aid in the prevention of many…

Types of Housing & Materials

There are two main types of cages and enclosures – the walk in type and the ‘upright cage’ type. Walk in cages or enclosures are large and should at least be large enough for a person to walk in. They are large enough so that the ferret can move about freely with ease. These types…

INTRO TO HOUSING

Housing is a topic we all had to look into before purchasing at a ferret at some stage. For those who are completely new to ferrets, how you house your ferret is a very important subject. In this article we will discuss a few topics that relate to this and hopefully it can help you…

Misinformation on Essential Oils- Why TNF Supports SAFE USE of EOs.

Article researched, written and compiled by Morgan on behalf of our team here at The Natural Ferret Blog. We at The Natural Ferret strive to give the most current information we can find to educate our members. Lately, we are seeing more and more negativity towards our group because we promote safe use with essential…

Ferret Behaviour Ethogram

On August 8th and 9th, 2017, TWO (2) behaviour ethogram studies were conducted to observe the changes in behaviour in relation to enrichment for a 9 month old intact male ferret during winter. Each observation ran for a minimum of 60 minutes and was done in the ferret’s usual environment with or without enrichment.  This…

Interview with Unwanted Fuzz

The Natural Ferret had an amazing opportunity to interview Carina from @UnwantedFuzz in regards to the recent Canine Distemper outbreak. Read more about what it was like during the outbreak.