Can Ferrets Eat Raw Beef? (Benefits/Risks)

Yes, ferrets can eat raw beef. In fact, raw beef is the best option when thinking of feeding beef to your pet ferret.

Because cooking it will destroy the protein and fat, so there’s no point in feeding cooked beef to your ferret.

And cooking the beef may also be bad for your ferret as it’ll typically have spices, salt, and other things added to it.

The best way would be to buy USDA Choice steaks from Walmart or another grocery store and serve them raw.

To serve it, you can cut the steak in bite-sized chunks for your ferret.

And remember not to give them any bones, only the meat itself. Bones are very dangerous and could get stuck in their small intestine.

Your ferrets can enjoy raw beef in moderation. You should not give it to them more than twice a week because raw meat may contain bacteria that could be dangerous to your ferret’s health if consumed too much, such as salmonella and e-coli. 

How is raw beef good for ferrets to eat?

Raw beef is high in protein and contains essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6) that ferrets lack.

However, if you’re on a budget then it’s best not to give them too much as steak can be expensive. A cheaper option would be ground beef as all the components of the meat are already mixed together.

Otherwise, if you have a little extra money to spend on your ferrets, I would recommend getting USDA Choice steaks for them.