I've long given up given a example because of sea hating primitive thinkers, but say 2 months out of 6 the only food available is sea food, how to feed a ferret? PS. I just remembered that in the closest answers I got I learned shrimp is ok.
Ferrets can eat fish and other sea food but most food people think about is canned, lobster, shrimp, crab. If you're talking fresh they can eat it. They may smell rather funky if they eat it a lot but my guys eat fish all the time. A wild polecat would eat small crayfish and other types of small fish and if they were hungry they would think nothing of scavenging...it all depends on how hungry they are The fish you need to avoid is cooked or processed otherwise why not? ciao
I can't seem to convince Koda that fish or shrimp are edible. haha He loves his fish oil, but fresh raw fish? He looks at me like "Mooom why do you keep sticking that gross thing in my face?" I have tried fresh (I loce AK!) halibut, salmon, (meat and skin - he snubbed both) and shrimp. Have not tried tuna yet but I will probably not even bother.
Post by sherrylynne on Jul 9, 2010 19:00:35 GMT -5
I have one who inhales salmon She doesn't get it very often! One who will literally make herself sick with smelts, but the weirdest reaction I ever saw was to shrimp as a treat. Vincent was snorting, making growling noises, and running around with it in his mouth like a madman Such a shame he liked it so much- because within 5 minutes he was seriously throwing it back up because he ate it so fast. I actually was wondering if he had a shellfish allergy the way he was tossing it up. But he was fine just after.
Post by Forum Administrator on Jul 20, 2010 3:02:59 GMT -5
My boys enjoy fresh catfish, salmon, and trout. Shrimp, not so much lol. I try to limit seafood to once a week since ferrets, unlike their mink cousins, don't really have a natural diet high in seafood.
Post by mustelidmusk on Jul 21, 2010 8:32:57 GMT -5
Tonto adores salmon. Shaman prefers to avoid it, but he'll eat a few bites without prompting. The girls are OK with it. I get frozen ground salmon that includes the bones and skin from one of the pet food places I go to.
I once had a bag of frozen scallops that were not as tender and sweet as the kind my husband likes.( My husband hates most shellfish, and he's super picky about the texture) And ye, the brats liked them.