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(15) Alice

Alice the female ferret, aged 3 years eating a chicken wing.

(16) Cooper

Cooper the male ferret, aged 9 months eating a rat.

Alice and Cooper are two ferrets with very different starts in life, but will enjoy the rest of their days with me – and raw!

Their owner says: “I adopted Alice from the shelter for my other ferret, Tesla. She was dropped off after her parents got a divorce and neither wanted to take her (or her three sisters that were dumped with her).

About six months later, Tesla was pulled from my arms by juvenile lymphoma. Alice, being the social butterfly she was, grew lonely and depressed. I decided to get her a friend, but there were none available at the shelter. Instead of waiting for a ferret to be turned into the shelter, we ran down to Petco and got her a little soul mate, whose name I had already picked out before I saw him.

When I got him, I promptly decided to put them both on a raw diet. Cooper, being only nine weeks old at the time, transitioned onto the diet very easily. Alice wasn’t so easy. It took weeks to get her to try it on her own, but after a lot of persistence and patience, she finally grew a taste for it!

In the following weeks, Alice’s formerly coarse, wiry fur became smooth and silky. Cooper’s change was far different. Most pet store ferrets I’d seen grew up to be quite lanky, even the males. Cooper grew a massive, muscular neck. His head grew to be quite big around, and he is more than double Alice’s weight!”

If you are a raw feeder I would love it if you would send me a photo of your ferret eating raw meaty bones to add to the gallery and help me reach my target of 1,000 raw fed ferrets eating raw meaty bones captured on camera! Click here for how to send me your photo.