Ferrets

Ferrets are the domesticated form of the polecat, which comes from the weasel family. They are obligate carnivores, which means that meat is the primary source of nutrition in the diet. Their all-meat diet is naturally high in fat and protein with very little carbohydrate and fibre. Ferrets fed on home-made diets are often prone to nutritional deficiency, so may benefit from fatty acid, vitamin, mineral or taurine supplementation. Wombaroo Small Carnivore Food can be mixed in with wet food to help balance out nutritional deficiencies. Carni-vite can be mixed in with raw meat to make a balanced diet.
Young ferrets are fed a milk that is also high in protein and fat, which is nutritionally similar to Dog Milk. For this reason we recommend to feed orphaned ferrets on Wombaroo Dog Milk Replacer. This product also contains elevated levels of taurine which is an essential nutrient that is required by developing ferret kits. See under resources for more information on hand rearing ferrets.


  • Carni-Vite

    Carni-Vite is a vitamin & mineral supplement for pets fed all-meat diets including dogs, cats & ferrets.

    Key Features

    • Balances meat or raw diets.
    • Elevated levels of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids.
    • Contains added taurine, an essential nutrient for carnivores.

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    Analysis

    Nutrient

    Composition
    (per kg)
    Nutrient 

     Composition
    (per kg)

    Retinol 50mg Magnesium  3.6g 
    Cholecalciferol 750μg Iron(Fe++) 2100mg
    d-α-tocopherol 5300mg Zinc 360mg
    Phytomenadione 4.3mg Manganese 400mg
    Pantothenic Acid 170mg  Copper 120mg
    Pyridoxine 140mg  Iodine 36mg
    Riboflavin 110mg  Linoleic Acid 1800mg
    Thiamine 170mg Linolenic Acid 5000mg
    Folic Acid 36mg Arachidonic acid 28mg
    Biotin 860µg Eicosapentaenoic acid 690mg
    Cyanocobalamin 690µg Docosahexaenoic acid 370mg
    Calcium 300g Taurine 38g
    Phosphorus 32g  Total carotenoids 3.6mg

    Pack Sizes

    100g, 500g & 1kg.

    About Meat Diets

    Carnivores have evolved to eat a range of whole prey items that include bones, internal organs and meat, thus providing a balanced diet. Pets, however, are often fed only the meat portion, which may be deficient in minerals (such as calcium), vitamins, fatty acids and taurine. Carni-Vite supplies a range of essential nutrients that, when added to meat, provides a complete and balanced diet for carnivores.

    Directions

    Use to supplement meat or "raw" diets, which may be deficient in vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients. Do not use with already-fortified diets or other vitamin/mineral preparations, as excessive dietary vitamins & minerals may be detrimental to an animal's health.

    Dosage

    Add 5g (2 rounded enclosed spoons) of Carni-Vite per 500g of de-boned, eviscerated meat or fish. Mix in well.

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