|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.
- In a slow cooker with distilled water, cook your chicken or turkey pieces. (Lamb is also a good choice, but chicken is easier to digest.) Use an oven if a slow cooker is not available. Leave skin and all fat on the pieces.
- In a blender, pulverize a good quality ferret food.
- When meat is cooked, puree it in the blender with the water (using all the skin & fat). Keep the consistency like a thin soup, add water as needed.
- Mix this with the ground kibble and pour into ice cube trays for freezing (or small tupperware containers).
- For serving, remove several cubes and keep in the fridge. Take out enough cubes for about four days feeding. About 2 tablespoons every four hours if the ferret is losing weight.
- To feed, heat the mixture slightly in the microwave (9 secs.) Stir well and finger test to be sure it has no 'hot spots' which could cause injury.
- Add about an inch of FerretVite (Nutri-Cal) and about a tsp. of FerreTone (Linatone).
- Use a small plate to serve, and at first dip your finger into the mix and let the ferret lick it off. (It may take a while for them to get used to this mixture.)
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