Can Ferrets Eat Cooked Meat?

Can Ferrets Eat Cooked Meat?

As many ferret owners know ferrets are carnivores and therefore majority of their diet (around 80%) focuses around them eating meats to stay healthy.

Ferrets are animals of the wild and therefore eat all their meals raw which included eating the bones, meats and organs all raw.

So can ferrets eat cooked meat?

No, it is not recommended for ferrets to eat cooked meats as they are not accustom to that sort of diet.

Ideally the healthiest meat for a ferret is uncooked chicken because of the taurine it contains which is great for their health.

In addition to feeding ferrets raw meat you can also be feeding them ONLY raw bones such as chicken necks (no other bones from chickens), beef, lame and poultry bones.

Make sure to never feed cooked bones to your ferret as you run the risk of the bones splintering and then possibly damaging a ferrets mouth, intestines, stomach and more.

If you are worried that you don’t know what types of raw meats you should be feeding your ferret first consult with your veterinarian or a local pet shop to get some more detailed information on which raw meats are safe.

Remember that ferrets grew up in the wild as a species and therefore are use to eating everything of their prey including the fur, feathers, skin, organs and bones. All of the different parts of health benefits for ferrets and should be included in their diet.

Therefore no ferrets should not be eating any cooked meats and only raw and if in doubt check with your vet first.