Squirrels are rodents, and like most rodents, they’re constantly gnawing on something to keep their teeth from getting too long. This means that they will eat just about anything, including ferret food. While ferret food won’t kill a squirrel, it’s not the best diet for them.
Ferret food is high in protein and fat, which can lead to obesity in squirrels. Additionally, the high protein content can put stress on their kidneys. If you have squirrels in your yard and you’re concerned about them eating your ferret’s food, there are a few things you can do.
First, make sure that your ferret’s food is inaccessible to the squirrels. This may mean feeding your ferret indoors or in a cage that the squirrels can’t access. Second, you can try feeding the squirrels their own food. There are many squirrel-specific foods on the market that are nutritionally complete and will provide the squirrels with everything they need. Finally, if you do catch the squirrels eating your ferret’s food, don’t worry. As long as they’re getting other food, a little ferret food won’t hurt them.