• Having Carnivores as Pets

    Profile photo of azlenchu

    Over a year ago

    Hello! I wanted to see everyone else’s opinion on this particular subject. I have two fuzzy friends (ferrets). Ferrets are carnivores and they can’t really have veggies at all. If given too much vegetables, it can cause a deadly intestinal blockage! Their ideal diet consists of raw meat or meat-packed kibble. I have heard of people veganizing their fuzzies. However, it has caused shorter lifespans and problems in the long run. So, I do feed my ferrets meat based kibble. My opinion is that it isn’t my ferrets’ faults that God made them carnivores. I do not want my ferrets to die because of my personal diet. I know my opinion. I want to hear everyone’s opinions. (This is in no way intended to start a war.)

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  • Profile photo of nomeatnodairynoprob1em

    Over a year ago

    It’s a sad situation that shouldn’t exist.
    We shouldn’t have carnivorous animals living with us.
    The real solution to this problem is spaying & neutering and eliminating the people who breed/capture and sell these animals.
    We can do this by informing our friends, family and others about the importance of spaying & neutering, and the importance of adopting animals instead of purchasing them.
    We can also continue to work to pass laws to ban the breeding and selling of animals.

    For your more immediate problem (a problem that shouldn’t exist), the solution is the development of vegetarian/vegan ferret food.
    If you can’t get vegetarian/vegan ferret food, you’ll have to have the ferret professionally conditioned for release into the wild or you’ll have to do something that you don’t have the right to do: kill one animal to sustain another.

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  • Profile photo of azlenchu

    Over a year ago

    That is a really good idea! There are many farms here in Alabama! Not very many people have ferrets here, though. I’ll see if I can find someone that happens to sell it. Once again, really good idea. I haven’t thought of it before.

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  • Profile photo of Rainstar

    Over a year ago

    Definitely keep feeding them meat, but try going to a local farm or something if they have ferret food. It’s better than factory farms.

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