The 9 Best Ferret Foods
This wiki has been updated 22 times since it was first published in February of 2017. Ferrets are notoriously difficult to please when it comes to their food, so many people struggle to keep them at a healthy weight. They also have a very fast metabolism, which just adds complexity to the situation. Our selections include options that most animals will look forward to eating, and that will ensure they get a healthy and balanced diet. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
March 12, 2019:
If you are looking to keep your ferret happy and healthy for a long time, then you've come to the right place. After much research, we've found the foods that have the best combination of ingredients to not only keep your mustelid feeling good, but looking good to. Our number one choice, ZuPreem Premium, is packed with vitamins and nutrients, uses real chicken as its main ingredient, and is preserved with chicken fat, instead of BHA like some lesser quality foods use. Speaking of chicken, Marshall Select actually uses three pounds of it to make a single, four-pound bag of food, so you can rest easy it has all the protein your furball needs. If you don't trust dry kibble no matter how good the ingredient list, then you'll want to take a look at Wysong Archetype. It is a completely raw, freeze-dried formula. It is also available in a chicken, rabbit, or quail recipe. Both Mazuri Complete and Marshall Select can be feed to very young kits just a few months old, while Marshall Senior is specifically designed for ferrets over four years of age, as well as overweight animals.