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Nutrition for the geriatric



  • Ferrets become geriatric at 3-4 years of age.
  • As they age, ferrets establish their distinctive habits and food preferences, and changes imposed by humans become progressively more stressful.
  • It is essential to begin feeding a good diet when the ferret is young Nutrition for growth/breeding.


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Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Johnson-Delaney C A (2014) Ferret nutrition. Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract 17 (3), 449-470 PubMed.
  • Hoppes S M (2010) The senior ferret (Mustela putorius furo). Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract 13 (1), 107-122 PubMed.
  • Bell J A (1999) Ferret nutrition. Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract 2 (1), 169–192 PubMed.

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