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Been feeding my ferrets a combination of pigeons, magpies, crows and rabbits. Very occcasionally they will eat ferret food (if for some reason I can’t feed them a dead animal). 

90% of the above diet is pigeons (shot by shotgun). But I was wondering if this is a good diet or do I need to add anything else? 

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Mine get rabbits pigeons chicken game goat yogurt and some ferret biscuits , always look ok , 

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Rabbit pigeon squirrel crow magpie.road kill 

anything dead what can fit in hut really 

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I feed my team on rabbit, pigeon, chicken gizards, hearts, kidney, eggs once a week with goat's milk, also bits of venison offal, docs, also give them meaty bones to keep there teeth good. Never had a problem with any of mine, my pal feeds rats to his pugs but I don't like the idea of that, only because I don't know if it's eatn poison or not.  your feeding sounds OK, 

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Rabbit , pigeons , (Wood & Feral ) Squirrels  Geese,   ducks  Pheasant , cockerel & hens Any meat  but no dry grub 

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As said above rabbit squirrel  and feather best if possible. We do give ours more kibble is the hight of the summer due to the flies. If we have a Jill with Kitts we give them fur and feather and remove the carcass first thing in the morning. Not that there is Not a lot left with 8 hungry Kitts THEY ARE PURE EATING MACHINES

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At the moment their getting mackrel, pollock, chicken carcasses, eggs sometimes and the very odd bit off rabbit. Iv two that would rather eat dog nuts out the dogs bowl than anything else.

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I usually remove the guts from a rabbit when I put one in but the last 2 times I have put the rabbit in whole and the ferrets have eaten the guts (along with everything else including the fur).. is this okay? 

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Thats normal as they will eat the lot with some fur and a bit of feather. I usually pull the guts out them first, just because it turns my stomach at the thought of them eating the bowels. Yuk. Doesnt bother them.

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I feed my dogs raw mince dog food.  I don't have a freezer full of animals yet . I get the odd pheasant/squirell/chicken . They have ferret kibble when theirs no meat . Would some of the dog mince be ok for them? Obviously stay away from anything with pork In it 

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Dog mince would be fine for them. I gave a lad a hob ferret kit this year and he feeds it on diced beef and lots of red meat. Its solid muscle and looks as if its been doing weights. The hobs nearly as broad as it is long. Just freeze it solid for a while before feeding it raw.

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7 hours ago, rabbit demon said:

Dog mince would be fine for them. I gave a lad a hob ferret kit this year and he feeds it on diced beef and lots of red meat. Its solid muscle and looks as if its been doing weights. The hobs nearly as broad as it is long. Just freeze it solid for a while before feeding it raw.

I used to feed my ferrets beef or ducks/pheasants can honestly say they were stronger and heavier animals when on the red meat. 

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15 hours ago, rabbit demon said:

Dog mince would be fine for them. I gave a lad a hob ferret kit this year and he feeds it on diced beef and lots of red meat. Its solid muscle and looks as if its been doing weights. The hobs nearly as broad as it is long. Just freeze it solid for a while before feeding it raw.

Watch young kits with mince it tends to stick to the roof of there mouths better with whole items they can suck on till there big enough to chew 

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Mine hate eating rabbit,give chicken necks and carcases and cat kibble and eggs Always come straight out after a kill.

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