Ferrets are obligate carnivores.[19] The natural diet of their wild ancestors consisted of whole small prey, including meat, organs, bones, skin, feathers, and fur.[20] Ferrets have short digestive systems and quick metabolism, so they need to eat frequently.
Holy shit! Ferrets are more insane than I thought. Also, this tidbit is interesting to me for some reason
Ferrets imprint on their food at around six months old. This can make introducing new foods to an older ferret a challenge, and even simply changing brands of kibble may meet with resistance from a ferret that has never eaten the food as a kit. It is therefore advisable to expose young ferrets to as many different types and flavors of appropriate food as possible.
So in the wild they imprint to all the small critters and shit that they eat..? What happens if youve been feeding them a brand of kibble for years, and that company closes? Do you have ferrets starving themselves? Do they just get used to it eventually, but arent happy with you for a long while?