Should You Feed Your Ferret Eggs?
I’ve gotten a lot of questions from new ferret owners asking if they can feed eggs to their ferret. So in this post, I’m going to explain in detail when it’s okay to feed your ferrets. Ferrets have a sensitive diet, and there are some absolute no-nos, such as sugar and vegetables. However, eggs are still okay to feed in moderation.
Raw eggs are fine to feed your ferrets, but no more than 2 per week. Feeding them too many can cause constipation and other health problems. Egg whites contain a small amount of avidin too. It’s not enough to cause problems, unless a ferret eats too many eggs.
There is some debate over whether you should feed raw eggs or cooked eggs to your ferret. I recommend raw eggs, as they’re the safest for their digestive tract. However, others have said that cooked eggs are fine too. This depends on personal preference. Overall, this depends on personal preference. You might want to consult a vet if you’re not sure about this.
One particular concern that ferret owners express is catching salmonella through feeding eggs. Eggs have a salmonella stigma attached to them, and it’s a detrimental bacteria, and there’s been some documented cases of salmonella through eggs. However, this isn’t something to worry about, as an egg being infected by salmonella is effectively 0%. Eggs are well-regulated, and it’s nigh-impossible to get salmonella from them. Ferrets also have a system designed to fight against it.
For the best results, I recommend giving your ferret a bowl of raw eggs, mixed in with some pieces of chicken. This is a popular treat for ferrets. You can also give them boiled and scrambled eggs. Be sure to keep the meal or treat healthy, full of protein, and no sugar or fiber.