Okay so my boyfriend likes guns, he likes to shoot guns. I have a rule that he can't shoot live animals for no reason (There is only pheasants and rabbits to shoot). Soo... my question is, are these animals okay for a ferret to eat? If the bird or rabbit is killed with a gun and there are no bullets or anything? Do they have diseases or anything that can hurt the ferrets? I'm sorry if I offended anyone with the idea of shooting animals but like I said I do not condone shooting for no reason, "fun" is not a reason. Thanks
Both rabbit and pheasant are great for ferrets to eat. I believe that if you freeze the meat for at least 2 weeks, you'll kill off any potential parasites and stuff. I have no personal experience with hunting, however. Hope someone else can chip in and give you some better advice!
Well my instinct was that those two would be fine for a ferret since that is about what they would eat in the wild, but as we have domesticated animals a little more I wasn't sure if they would be withstand something they ate in another animal. Thanks for the tip, freezing would probably do it.
Certainly collect your own prey As someone mentioned, just freeze it for at least 2 weeks in a deep freeze, or at least a month in an above the fridge one Oh, and you may want to pluck the bird before feeding it. Someone on this list gave birds with feathers intact, and was still finding them a month later