Kibble is the standard ferret food. But, as carnivores, ferrets need a meat-based protein diet for optimal health.
Wysong has developed several ferret foods with this in mind. Two of these are Wysong Ferret Epigen 90 Digestive Support and Wysong Ferret Epigen 90. There has been some confusion because of the similar names.
Wysong Ferret Epigen 90 Digestive Support is the original Wysong Ferret Epigen kibble remarketed. The newer version, Wysong Ferret Epigen 90 is more concentrated. It has more protein and more fat. That should be a good thing; however, it is too rich for some ferrets and can cause digestive problems. The original version, now called Wysong Ferret Epigen 90 Digestive Support contains soluble fiber, and an enhanced pre-biotics that helps to support digestive health and stool consistency. Wysong itself suggests starting ferrets out on the Epigen 90 Digestive Support formula before trying the new Epigen 90.
Size: 5# bag
Price: Around $25
First 6 ingredients:
- chicken meal
- organic chicken
- chicken giblets
- chicken fat
- dried beet pulp
- meat protein isolate
- High protein
- Low Fiber
- Starch free
- Contains probiotics, prebiotics, enzymes, phytonutrients, nutraceuticals, natural antioxidants, vitamins and minerals
- Many ferret parents say they see an improvement in their ferret’s energy, coat texture, overall appearance and overall health
- Ferrets tend to like the taste
- Good value
- Some ferrets have digestive issues–mainly loose stools
If you are looking for a convenient food to feed your ferret, kibble is it. The quality and ingredients in the numerous types of ferret kibble varies greatly. This kibble is closer to the high protein meat-based, low fiber foods ferrets are genetically designed for. There are less expensive and more expensive options for ferret food, but if you want your ferret’s food to be as healthy, natural and genetically appropriate as possible, I would recommend Wysong Ferret Epigen 90 Digestive Support.
If you would like more information on what to feed your ferret, check out What is The Best Ferret Food? Healthy or Not?
If you would like to see my ferret food comparison chart, click here.
I welcome you to share your experiences with these ferret foods in the comments.