Question by lawless8989: Why does my ferret throw his food on the floor? And eats it on the floor rather then the bowl?
Its ferret food, its the same food they fed him in the store when i bought him, but they would add water to it, and mush it up just a little bit, but i thought that they only did it for baby – to younger ferrets, and that older ones could just eat whole pellets.
And i dont like adding water to it for two reasons; When its out for a while (im not going to be adding water to it every 10 mins)it dries up, and i get scared and i dont know if he still likes to eat it, and i dont want him to starve. The second reason is, adding water to the food makes my room smell like ferret food all day long…
So what can i do? he still eats the food, but he throws it on the floor first making a mess in the cage i have to clean everytime i re-feed him, and i would rather not have to do that anymore.
Answer by Huh?
What kind of food dish are you using?
Ferrets just loooooooooove to dig and that’s most likely what he’s doing.
Get him a dish he cannot dig in. They make crocks that are half-covered, some have a lip on the inside edge and some that can be mounted a bit higher on the cage wall. All these would make it harder for him to dig and thus keep the food in the dish.
Are you giving him enough time out of his cage?
Make him a digging box for when he’s out playing. Take a good size Rubbermaid container and fill it at least half full of uncooked rice. That’ll give him a chance to dig and get it out of his system.
You are right, adult ferrets do not need water in their kibble. It’ll only dry up and it will attract insects like gnats who will then lay eggs in it which will lead to little tiny maggots.
Besides, dry food keeps the ferrets’ teeth cleaner.
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