Ferret Recipes as discussed
Ferret-licking Tasty Oils
Food-grade coconut oil
Pure olive oil
Cod liver for Dogs – human one may have too much vitamin A which ferrets can’t absord
Oil of Evening Primrose – burst capsule and drip on/feed to ferret.
50% vegetable oil/50% cod liver oil
50% soya bean oil/50% cod liver oil
75% olive oil / 25% cold liver oil
5 part soybean oil; 4 parts fish oil; 3 parts wheat germ oil. Optional additions: couple of tsps of Lecithin or Chicken Digest (not stock-types)
Food-grade coconut oil (if solid –stand in warm water to melt); Cod liver oil and olive oil.
Olive oil; sunflower oil; organic coconut oil.
Olive oil; rapeseed oil; organic coconut oil.
Ferret Malt Paste.
Olive oil; sunflower oil; organic coconut oil. Grind down one Brewers Yeast tablet to powder and add. Similar taste to malt paste.
Malt paste; cod liver oil; sunflower or olive oil.
Break a few eggs, beat together and put in microwave for 1 minute at a time, whisking between heating, until fluffy. Set aside to cool and then feed.
Stir up 2 eggs in a microwave dish and put it in for 2min's and then scramble it up. Set aside to cool.
Treats - Hot
Mush together minced chicken and beef with a ½ tsp of Ferretone.
Individual meatloafs: Mix together cooked chicken, a little egg, chicken fat left over from cooking and place mixture in fairy cupcakes and cooks as for meatloaf.
Mix warm lactose free milk with warm water and Ferretone.
Water down cat milk with hot water a little and add a raw egg.
A lukewarm cup of black tea with raw egg added.
Ferret sausages: Mince together left-over meat scraps, add a little egg to bind and then place is natural sausage casing. Cook normally.
Ferret salad: Cut up chicken wings into small cubes. Flash fry cubes in pan using Ferretone as oil to seal the outsides. Put sealed cubes in bowl with a sprinkle of crushed kibble and glaze of Ferretone.
Treats – Cold
Peanut butter – buy peanuts, wash off salt or shell, place in food processor and grind until paste forms (very noisy). Keep grinding until very smooth.
Ferret Smoothy: Whisk together 1/2 cup of Whiskas Pet Milk (lactose reduced and with thiamine and taurine added), one egg yolk and a squirt of Ferretone.
Chicken Jelly: Cook chicken bones for several hours, then strip off skin and leave to set in fridge. Alternatively use gelatine to set.
Beef jerky: Cut fat from meat, slice meat into strips and put in dehydrator.
Gelatine snacks: Mix together cooked chicken and beef scraps. Pour gelatine into hot water and add to mixture. Pour mixture into biscuit tins and leave to set.Then place in dehydrator to get a chewy texture.
Quick Chicken Soup
Soak some kibble in hot water and set aside. Place a large chicken breast in a dish with a little water and microwave for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and mix with soaked kibble. Liquidise mixture in blender and add some oil. Serve warm. Can be frozen in ice cube trays for future use. When ready to use, defrost and add some extra warm water.
Boil chicken legs until cooked. Then blend with the juice it was boiled in. Set aside to cool and add a little thick cream (cream is low lactose) before serving.
Ferret Chicken Soup: Make a mush from the kibble. Blend up with chicken breast and add a wee bit of olive oil. Cook it then let it cool then add a splash of full cream or chicken complain. Serve.
Duck Soup – named after orginal ferret to be given it (Thanks to Mary)
Take chicken legs or thighs, crack bones before simmering, Remove chicken. While still hot, add a little chicken complain to ½ cup of the stock. Also add some dried kibble and allow to soften and cool. Allow chicken to cool then remove and bin all bones. Cut meat into chunks and add to stock and complain mixture. Add a dash of oil and blend until smooth. Can be frozen as above. Egg yolk or thick cream can be added.
Place 1 llb chicken thighs or legs in an oven proof dish Place in oven proof dish and cover with water. Cook on low heat (160C) for about 2 hours or until meat falls easily off the bone. At same time soak 1 cup of kibble in warm water. Allow to cool and liquidise meat and kibble including bones. You might not be able to get the big ball joints to crush so I chop them off. Add egg, ferretone, malt paste, malt extract, olive oil whatever to taste.
Covered 2 chicken quarters with water and cook in the oven for about 2 hours. Remove meat and skin from the bones. Soak a cup of kibble in the remaining juices and allow to cool. Add one or two eggs, 3 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp malt syrup, 1 tsp ferretone and add water to make a thick cream consistency. Blend until smooth and store in ice cub trays
Boil chicken wings for 20 mins and take meat off. Add previously soaked kibble and a few drops of ferretone and chicken stock (home-made). Place all this in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pressure Cooker Soup
Ingredients: 5 chicken Wings; 1 cup of normal Ferret biscuits; half a cup Olive oil
1 egg; Ferretone; Lactose free Milk or unsweetened Soya Milk
Take cup of biscuits and place in a large bowl, and cover in warm water. Leave to soak for an hour or so. It should be a stiff porridge sort of mixture, that you can just stir, but a spoon will stand up in. Take the chicken wings, bones, skin, meat, the lot, and put them in a Pressure cooker. Cook for 1 hour 15 mins in one and half pints of water. The bones will have turned to dust after this amount of time in the Pressure cooker, and you can use one of those electric hand blenders to turn the chicken into a thick soup. Put the egg (Shell as well) and Olive oil into a cup, and use the hand blender to mix and destroy the shell. Add this to the Chicken, again using the blender to mix it all up. Now add the soaked Ferret biscuits, blending until it is all thoroughly mixed. If all has gone according to plan, it should be like a pale Hummus on both consistency and look.
Pour the mix into Ice trays, or you can buy mini airtight containers from the Â£1 shop (5 for Â£1) and use those. They are about 2.5 inches square, and about an inch deep. Freeze them. With the Ice trays, after about 24 hours, you can turn them out, into a polythene bag. Sometimes they can be a bit hard to get out of the trays, but I found if you briefly float the tray in hot water, they pop out quite easily. Put the bags of loose cubes back into the freezer ready for use. When you want to use them, get one or two frozen cubes out of the freezer a couple of hours early, or microwave them for about 30 - 40 seconds from frozen in a shallow dish. Mix the cubes with some hot water, Ferretone and a bit of the Milk, to make a soup. Add the Convalescent powder if you want. I usually make it just hotter than blood heat, as the ferrets seem to prefer it warm.
Bob Church's chicken gravy
1 X Whole roasting chicken's do not remove skin, fat, bones or giblets.
(I use three small chickens, easier to grind)
1 X Tablespoon of olive oil.
1 X Tablespoon of ferretone.
1 X Cup of ferret biscuits.
2 X Tablespoons fine bran or whole oats.
1 X Tube of Ferretvite
3 or 4 X Eggshells.
4 X Tablespoons of honey.
Take the chicken and cut it up into small pieces and put everything through the mincer, then put the mince into the large pot with some water, cook it over a high heat stirring constantly until cooked, strain the mince saving the juice to use when blending, start by putting chicken in the blender bit by bit adding juice for consistency and a few biscuits, plus the eggshells, I make it to the consistency of a milk shake, keep blending until all the chicken is used putting it into a large bowl, Let mixture cool and add rest of ingredients and whisk well, load it into ice cube trays and freeze, remove from trays and put into containers, when wanted defrost add water zap in microwave for few seconds, Serve warm.
We have used this recipe for 9 years at the rescue it is a pain to make because we use the bones but it works well, I made up 8 chickens this week that was hard work.
Please make sticky and add more recipes.
Ferret owner since January 2010 - six ferrets.
Four jills - Misty, Shikka, Nico and Sandi. Six hobs - Loki and Flapjack, Bill and Ben, Jethro and Jorvik. 1 silver, 1 DEW, 1 sandy mitt, 1 sandy, and 6 polecats.
(This post was last modified: 14-06-11 08:48 PM by hilaauk.)