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Patty's Duck Soup for Ferrets Recipe

These chicken gravy and duck soup recipes have been submitted by ferret owners like you. They are not endorsed by Doctors Foster and Smith. If your ferret is ill or you have any questions or health concerns about your ferret, please seek medical attention. In addition, always consult your veterinarian before giving your ferret a new food.
  • 1 cup of moistened ferret food, moistened with fresh chicken broth or water. Not canned broth as it has too much sodium.
  • 4 chicken thighs. I use chicken thighs, dark meat is higher in calories, but any chicken or all can be used. Also note, you can use 3-4 more jars of the chicken baby food in replacement of the boiled chicken.
  • 1 jar Gerber chicken and gravy baby food #2
  • 3 Cups of fresh chicken broth or water
  • 1 Teaspoon of bone meal powder (get at health food store)
  • 1/2 tube of FerretVite or Nutri-Cal
  • 2 Tablespoons of Nupro
  • 1 can of Science Diet A/D (get at a veterinarian’s office).
  1. Boil chicken thighs, save broth. Tear the meat and skin off the bone and put into a blender with 3 cups of the broth/water and puree it. I do not use the bones; I use bone meal powder. Add the rest of the ingredients.

  2. This recipe makes approximately 7-8 cups of Duck Soup. Pour soup into ice cube trays, it will take 5-6 trays. Thaw 1 cube (per ferret) and add approximately 2-3 Tablespoons of water to thin it and make it "soupy." Also, you want it lukewarm, not hot.

A lot of ferrets are not familiar with Duck Soup and do not recognize it as food. To introduce them to it I suggest smearing some on their mouth to get them to lick it off. Once you do this you will probably have to repeat the process several times/days until they learn to recognize it as food. The secret is not to give up as there will come a time when your ferret is either sick or had surgery and Duck Soup is what will keep them going.

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