When ferrets get sick, they may not want to do all the work of eating their kibble or tearing apart the meat. Older ferrets can have bad teeth and kibble can be too painful to eat. So, feed them duck soup.
What is duck soup?
First of all, duck soup doesn’t usually have duck in it. As the story goes, a ferret named Lucky Ducky was sick and his humans fed him “soup” while he recovered. Since then, any supplemental musky food is called duck soup.
When should you feed your ferret duck soup?
It is fine to give most types of duck soup to your ferret as a treat. It’s even a good idea to give him some when he’s healthy, so he gets used to it and doesn’t mind when he really needs it.
In addition, you should feed your furry with this concoction when he is sick and has stopped eating or if he is old and does not eat enough.
Where do you get the duck soup?
You can buy something at the pet store called duck soup. I’ve never tried. that. Most people I know make their own soup for their furry ones. Most people seem to have their own recipes. Here are some of them.
chicken food for babies
Gerber chicken baby food is easy to digest and a decent food for a furry one. Most ferrets will lick it off without too much persuasion. Chicken baby food has the advantage that it comes in small jars, so it won’t go bad at once. However, once you open the jar, you must refrigerate it.
The variety of croquettes
Put your ferret’s kibble in a coffee grinder (or blender) and pulverize it. Place your kibble powder in a tightly sealed container. When it’s time to feed your weasel, put some kibble in a bowl and add enough water to hydrate it. You can even microwave it for a few seconds if you want. The advantages of this type of duck soup are that you don’t change your ferret’s food and you can prepare as much as you need without wasting it. I use this form of duck soup when traveling with a sick ferret because it’s nice and portable.
the sweet kind
If your ferret is having trouble wanting to eat, this might be the way to go. You take 1 jar of chicken porridge and 1 container of Ensure. Put it in a tightly closed container and shake the mixture. This mixture is sweet and almost any ferret will love to eat it. The downsides to this soup are that the mix has a fair amount of Guarantee sugar, and the mix won’t last more than a couple of days.
A more traditional soup
Take a chicken. Put it in a giant pot with water. Boil for a long time. Eventually the skin and meat will fall off the bones. Put out the fire. Remove the bones from the mixture. Get a hand blender and blend the mixture. (You can put this in a blender, but every time I try, I end up with boiling soup on my face. It hurts. Stick blenders are good.) Once the mixture is blended, pour it over ice. – cube and freeze trays. When you need to feed your furry, take out a bucket and put it in the microwave. Mix it up and feed it to your ferret.
Other things you might consider adding to the soup before you freeze it are olive oil or some ground croquettes.
Like I said before, there are tons of recipes available for duck soup. If one doesn’t work, try another.