Ferrets are obligate carnivores (meat eaters) and require a very specific diet similar to cats. They also have a sweet tooth, but treats should be kept to a minimum as these food-loving animals are prone to obesity. They should be fed a species specific diet as most other foods will be missing a key nutrient (taurine).
Ferrets also have their share of health concerns, most notably different types of cancer. We recommend exams every 6 months and routine bloodwork every 12 months (sometimes more often based on age and other factors) as many of these health problems can be caught early and treated. Like dogs and cats, ferrets are required by law to be vaccinated for Rabies virus and it is also recommended that they are immunized against the Distemper virus.