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    Duck Soup (For Ferrets)

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    Bippie's Note:

    When my ferrets get sick or are recovering from surgery, I use this "formula" to get them back on their little feet.

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    • 1 (8 ounce) can ready-to-use infant formula (High Protein kind) or 1 (8 ounce) can vanilla ensure (High Protein kind)
    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 1/2 cup cat food or 1/2 cup ferret food, dry
    • 1/2 cup powdered milk


    1. 1
      Soak dry food in 1/2 cup water and soften it completely.
    2. 2
      When dry food is soft, mash with a fork and mix all ingredients in a 2 quart jar and shake thouroughly. Sometimes I microwave it to the temperature of baby formula.
    3. 3
      Serve about 4 fluid ounces at a time twice daily for maintenance.
    4. 4
      If your little guys are eating too much and you feel they are getting fat, you can increase the amount of water. I have tried increasing the amount of dry food, but if it gets too thick some of them won't eat it.
    5. 5
      This formula also freezes well as the Sustacal must be used within 48 hours if left only in the fridge.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 21, 2008


      Great recipe... but never give your ferrets dairy products... It will make things worse as they get diarhea from it.

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    • on July 01, 2006


      Nice to meet another ferret owner. I have 3, myself..Hense....'carpetsharkmom. I haven't tried this recipe yet, on my ferrets, but I'm glad that I found it for when they might need it. Thanks, Bippie.

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    Nutritional Facts for Duck Soup (For Ferrets)

    Serving Size: 1 (70 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 79.3
    Calories from Fat 38
    Total Fat 4.2 g
    Saturated Fat 2.6 g
    Cholesterol 15.5 mg
    Sodium 61.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 6.1 g
    Protein 4.2 g

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    infant formula

    cat food

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