Rated 3 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lupus This is NOT a Complete Diet!
First off, understand that as the product says this is NOT a complete diet, but a supplement to be given with your regular kibble/prey. That said...
I bought this looking for an alternative meat to increase the protein intake of my two male ferrets (ages 4-6). I bought the quail first - when first introduced by ferrets could care less about it, whether it was the dried chunk or mixed into a soup, so instead I left a few bits of it in a treat bowl near their regular kibble. Within a week my older male gobbled it up and from then on would eat it when I put it in the bowl.
When we ran out, I decided to buy the one I really wanted which was the rabbit formula (unfortunately not carried here). My ferrets loved it! As soon as I would set some in the cage, they would wake up and start at it. I will say they never really cared for it when made into a soup, but it works great just setting a few chunk in the bowl.
The biggest drawbacks to this product are two-fold. Since it is freeze-dried it crumbles very easily, so there are only a few larger chunks in the bag and the rest is powder. Since my ferrets don't like the gravy, I only put the powder in when I've run out as its hard for them to eat. The second is that it doesn't come in a large bag, so for my two even if given only a few times a week as a treat supplement, it lasts less than a month.
Keep in mind some ferrets food imprint, so introduce a variety of foods early (especially Crit Care, Duk Soup, or other emergency supplements for ailing ferrets!) as treats so they will accept them later on. Also, give your ferrets time to be introduced to it. Like I said, mine took about a week before they would try it and they are not very picky about food, but they are used to kibbles, so this was new to them. If all else fails, it will crumble into a powder that you can sprinkle on a food they like and in multiple meats, so they may prefer another flavor.
November 15, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by sweetaction nutrition does not always mean a good thing
I have 4 ferrets, none of which would touch this stuff! Unfortunately healthy does not always mean that it will taste good...my ferrets will generally eat anything (ferret/cat foods, treats, etc... no human food is given). I gave it to them as per the instructions, either in chunks for meal/treat and also made a gravy with it to no avail.
October 10, 2015