Ferret Kibble Chart

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Kibble can generally be left out for days without spoiling. However, it needs something (usually a grain) to bind all of the ingredients together to form its solid shape. Therefore most kibbles are high in fruit, veggie, and/or grain content, which is not great for ferrets.

Even the "good" kibbles contain such ingredients, which increase the likelihood of insulinoma, a form of pancreatic cancer which causes low blood sugar.

Notice how raw diets clearly advertise their meat percentage ("96% meat, organs, and bone" on Ziwipeak for example) but kibbles do not. They hide this information, which is why I don't have it for most of these foods yet.

Recently, many kibble makers have been touting their "grain-free" diets as a healthier alternative. However, these diets usually substitute the grains with peas, which can be deadly to ferrets. Peas have been linked to kidney and bladder stones which can cause discomfort and a painful death.

Any kibble with even a trace amount of peas immediately receives a score of 0 and will not be recommended or linked to.

Kibble Brands

Note: the average score is for each brand's kibbles only. They may offer other types that score higher or lower.
  Name Average Score Website # of Kibbles
Thrive logo Thrive B thrivepetfoods.com 1
Oxbow logo Oxbow B oxbowanimalhealth.com 1
Scrumbles logo Scrumbles B scrumbles.co.uk 3
Dr. Elsey's logo Dr. Elsey's B drelseys.com 5
Essence logo Essence B essencepetfoods.com 3
Frettchen4You logo Frettchen4You B frettchen4you.de 5
Arthur logo Arthur B arthurexpertfuret.com 1
Young Again logo Young Again B youngagainpetfood.com 3
Open Farm logo Open Farm C openfarmpet.com 1
Higgins logo Higgins C higginspremium.com 1
SquarePet logo SquarePet C mysquarepet.com 2
IAMS logo IAMS C iams.com 3
Living World logo Living World C usa.hagen.com 1
Pretty Bird logo Pretty Bird C prettybird.com 1
Burgess logo Burgess C burgesspetcare.com 1
Gilbertson & Page logo Gilbertson & Page C gilpa.co.uk 1
ZuPreem logo ZuPreem C zupreem.com 2
Sheppard & Greene C kaytee.com 1
Wysong logo Wysong C wysong.net 4
Chudleys logo Chudleys C chudleys.com 1
Kirkland logo Kirkland C costco.com 1
Totally Ferret logo Totally Ferret C performancefoodsinc.net 3
Mazuri logo Mazuri D mazuri.com 1
Marshall logo Marshall D marshallferrets.com 5
Pet Supplies Plus logo Pet Supplies Plus D petsuppliesplus.com 1
Vitakraft Sunseed logo Vitakraft Sunseed D vitakraftsunseed.com 1
Redkite logo Redkite D acuariolomas.com.mx 2
Inception logo Inception D inceptionpetfoods.com 3
Applaws logo Applaws D applaws.com 7
Fancy Feast logo Fancy Feast D purina.com 1
Supreme logo Supreme D supremepetfoods.com 1
Abene logo Abene D abene.com.mx 1
Alpha Feeds logo Alpha Feeds D alphafeeds.com 1
Meow Mix logo Meow Mix F meowmix.com 1
Vitalin logo Vitalin F vitalinpetfood.co.uk 1
Hill's logo Hill's F hillspet.com 3
Kaytee logo Kaytee F kaytee.com 5
Purina logo Purina F purina.com 4
Versele-Laga logo Versele-Laga F versele-laga.com 2
Taste of the Wild logo Taste of the Wild F tasteofthewildpetfood.com 5
Nature's Variety logo Nature's Variety F naturesvariety.com 11
Wild Harvest logo Wild Harvest F walmart.com 2
Pets at Home logo Pets at Home F petsathome.com 1
Friskies logo Friskies F purina.com 2
Acana logo Acana F acana.com 5
Blue Wilderness logo Blue Wilderness F bluebuffalo.com 3
Carnilove logo Carnilove F carnilove.com 6
Catit logo Catit F catit.com 5
Chicken Soup logo Chicken Soup F chickensouppets.com 4
Dave's Pet Food logo Dave's Pet Food F davespetfood.com 1
Earthborn Holistic logo Earthborn Holistic F earthbornholisticpetfood.com 3
Evolution logo Evolution F petfoodshop.com 2
Farmina logo Farmina F farmina.com 3
Go! Solutions logo Go! Solutions F go-solutions.com 1
Halo logo Halo F halopets.com 2
Merrick logo Merrick F merrickpetcare.com 1
Nulo logo Nulo F nulo.com 3
Nutrience logo Nutrience F nutrience.com 2
Nutrivet logo Nutrivet F nutrivet.fr 1
Orijen logo Orijen F orijenpetfoods.com 4
Performatrin logo Performatrin F performatrin.com 1
Purizon logo Purizon F purizon-petfood.de 1
Rawz logo Rawz F rawznaturalpetfood.com 2
Stella & Chewy's logo Stella & Chewy's F stellaandchewys.com 3
Tiki Cat logo Tiki Cat F tikipets.com 1
Wellness logo Wellness F wellnesspetfood.com 2

All Kibbles

Legend

Analysis Ingredients
Name Score Meat Protein Fat grain- &
starch-
free
pea-
free
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
B 85% 40% 23% chicken meat turkey meat fish rice chicken fat
B 90% 52% 22% dried chicken meat chicken chicken fat sweet potato potato
B - 59% 17% chicken hydrolyzed pork pork plasma gelatin chicken fat
B - 62% 16% chicken meal organic chicken chicken fat dried plain beet pulp meat protein isolate
B - 42% 20% chicken meal chicken chicken fat egg product gelatin
B 75% 36% 20% dehydrated chicken freshly prepared chicken rice chicken fat prepared salmon
B 77% 38% 21% dehydrated chicken freshly prepared chicken rice chicken fat chicken liver
B - 50% 22% hydrolyzed pork chicken meal chicken fat potato starch chicken liver flavor
B 75% 36% 21% dehydrated chicken freshly prepared chicken rice chicken fat chicken liver
B 87% 50% 23% chicken chicken fat potatoes sweet potatoes cellulose
B - 54% 20% salmon salmon hydrolysate pork plasma hydrolyzed pork gelatine
B - 48% 20% turkey chicken turkey meal chicken meal salmon meal
B - 37% 21% dried chicken dried turkey maize pork fat chicken
B 86% 48% 22% turkey meat meal hydrolyzed chicken meal duck meat meal duck turkey
B - 54% 26% hydrolyzed pork chicken meal chicken fat chicken liver flavor guar gum
B - 58% 17% rabbit dried chicken pork plasma hydrolyzed pork gelatin
B - 62% 18% chicken meal organic chicken meat protein isolate chicken fat gelatin
B 86% 40% 20% turkey chicken duck duck meal turkey meal
B - 58% 18% duck dried chicken hydrolyzed pork gelatin pork plasma
B - 56% 18% turkey dried chicken hydrolyzed pork pork plasma chicken fat
B 87% 42% 21% chicken turkey meat meal salmon meal rice chicken fat
B 86% 39% 19% lamb pork lamb meal mutton meal pork meal
B - 40% 20% chicken meal dehydrated whole eggs chicken fat potato meal herring meal
B - 47% 17% duck chicken chicken eggs tapioca ground flaxseed
C 86% 40% 17.5% herring mackerel whitefish catfish meal whitefish meal
C - 37% 18% humanely raised turkey humanely raised chicken ocean whitefish meal herring meal garbanzo beans
C - 40% 20% chicken meal dried eggs tapioca chicken fat potatoes
C - 40% 20% chicken meal wheat flour chicken fat potato protein chicken
C - 38% 22% chicken meal ground corn chicken fat turkey meal dried egg product
C - 50% 22% hydrolyzed pork chicken meal poultry fat potato starch powdered chicken
C 82% 37% 20% dry chicken meal dry salmon chicken mince potato salmon
C - 38% 20% poultry meal rice poultry fat fish meal hydrolysed poultry meal
C - 37.5% 20% poultry wheat chicken fat chicken liver egg
C - 47% 17% chicken tapioca chicken fat ground flaxseed natural flavor
C 80% 37% 17% dry chicken dry lamb dry potato chicken mince beet pulp
C - 38% 18% chicken chicken byproduct meal corn grits ground whole grain corn salmon
C - 50% 22% hydrolyzed pork chicken meal potato starch poultry fat l-lysine
C - 36% 20% chicken chicken meal corn gluten meal rice chicken fat
C - 38% 18% chicken by-products chicken chicken by-product meal corn meal dried beet pulp
C - 40% 20% chicken meal sweet potatoes chicken by-product meal chicken fat potato protein
C - 38% 18% chicken by-products chicken chicken by-product meal corn meal dried beet pulp
C - 44% 18% chicken meat chicken fat dehydrated egg fish oil wheat flour
C - 36% 18% chicken chicken by-products chicken by-product meal corn meal dried beet pulp
C - 38% 18% organic chicken chicken meal potato protein brown rice oat groats
C - 36% 16% chicken chicken meal brown rice white rice chicken fat
C - 35% 20% turkey meal dried egg product brown rice poultry fat catfish meal
C 84% 37% 20% dry chicken meal dry duck meal freshly prepared chicken mince potato beet pulp
C - 36% 22% chicken meal rice flour dried egg product chicken fat wheat flour
C - 33% 21% chicken chicken by-product meal ground whole grain corn ground sorghum chicken fat
C - 39% 18% chicken meal chicken fat prairie meal rice maize
C - 38% 20% dried chicken meat meal chicken mince potatoes yeast beet pulp
C - 30% 20% chicken chicken meal whole grain brown rice ground white rice chicken fat
C - 40% 15% chicken chicken by-product meal corn gluten meal soy flour ground yellow corn
D - 34% 17% chicken by products chicken corn meal chicken by-product meal dried beet pulp
D 64% 38% 18% poultry meal rice chicken feed corn corn gluten meal
D - 38% 20.5% poultry by-product meal ground brown rice dehulled soybean meal porcine animal fat spray dried animal blood cells
D - 30% 14% chicken chicken meal oat milo millet
D - 33% 15% turkey lentils sunflower oil natural flavor salmon oil
D - 35% 18% chicken meal wheat flour corn meal chicken fat brown rice
D - 38% 15% chicken by-product meal porcine meat and bone meal brewers rice corn gluten meal ground wheat
D - 35% 20% poultry meal poultry by-product meal brewers rice poultry fat dehulled soybean meal
D - 35% 20% poultry meal poultry by-product meal brewers rice poultry fat dehulled soybean meal
D - 38% 15% chicken by-product meal porcine meat and bone meal brewers rice corn gluten meal ground wheat
D - 33.8% 15.7% chicken whole grain corn corn gluten meal whole grain wheat brewers rice
D - 34% 19% poultry meal poultry by-product meal brewers rice ground wheat dried egg product
D - 35% 17% chicken by-product meal brewers rice corn gluten meal whole grain corn powdered cellulose
D - 30% 14% turkey herring meal oats milo millet
D - 32% 17% chicken meal cereals vegetables oils and fats vegetable protein
D - 30% 15% beef lentils sunflower oil natural flavor salmon oil
D - 34% 17% rice poultry by-product meal corn gluten meal beef fat whole grain corn
D - 36% 19% poultry meal wheat refined chicken oil fish meal turkey meal
D - 38% 12% chicken meat fish corn sorghum wheat
D - 30% 14% salmon catfish meal oat millet sunflower oil
D - 36% 19% poultry meat meal whole wheat fish meal whole maize poultry oil
F - 36% 15% chicken by-product meal brewers rice corn gluten meal whole ground corn soybean meal
F - 38% 19% chicken meat meal rice chicken oil sugar beet fish meal
F - 34% 9% chicken corn gluten meal brewers rice chicken by-product meal soybean meal
F - 32% 10% chicken meal ground cereals fish oil fish meal corn gluten
F - 30% 14% lamb meal brown rice flaxseeds sweet potato soybean oil
F - 30% 15% poultry meal ground corn brewer's rice corn gluten meal poultry fat
F - 30% 8% poultry by-product meal ground yellow corn brewer's rice corn gluten meal chicken fat
F - 35% 3.9% chicken meal wheat poultry fat soyabean meal whole linseed
F - 30% 10.5% ground yellow corn chicken by-product meal corn gluten meal soybean meal ground wheat
F - 30% 9% ground yellow corn corn gluten meal chicken by-product meal soybean meal beef tallow
F - 40% 20% 26th deboned beef deboned wild boar deboned goat deboned lamb lamb liver
F - 40% 20% 21st deboned goat deboned wild boar whole arctic char deboned venison steelhead trout
F - 40% 20% 18th chicken meat turkey meat whole eggs chicken liver whole flounder
F - 40% 20% 15th whole atlantic mackerel whole atlantic herring flounder whole acadian redfish atlantic monkfish
F - 42% 20% 14th deboned chicken deboned turkey chicken meal turkey meal salmon
F - 40% 20% 14th deboned beef deboned lamb deboned wild boar beef liver lamb liver
F - 36% 18% 11th deboned duck deboned chicken eggs chicken meal turkey meal
F - 44% 20% 11th wild boar dehydrated wild boar sweet potatoes boneless chicken dehydrated chicken
F - 42% 19% 11th chicken corn gluten meal rice beef fat soybean meal
F 70% 44% 20% 10th boneless chicken meat dried chicken meat potatoes chicken fat dried egg
F - 36% 18% 10th deboned chicken deboned turkey chicken liver chicken meal catfish meal
F - 43% 19% 9th deboned chicken chicken meal dehydrated chicken dried egg product tapioca
F - 47.3% 19.5% 9th chicken meal de-boned chicken chicken fat de-boned turkey turkey meal
F - 40% 23% 9th duck turkey meal chicken meal chicken fat white fish meal
F - 44% 20% 9th boneless chicken dehydrated chicken sweet potatoes chicken fat dried whole eggs
F - 42% 20% 9th lamb dehydrated lamb sweet potatoes chicken fat dried whole eggs
F - 38% 18% 9th salmon pollock cod haddock flounder
F - 36% 18% 9th whole mackerel whole herring whole hake acadian redfish mackerel meal
F 80% 34% 14% 8th carp dried trout hydrolyzed salmon dried salmon pumpkin
F - 40% 12% 8th dehydrated chicken dehydrated deboned chicken chicken turkey chicken liver
F - 38% 18% 8th deboned pork deboned beef beef liver pork liver deboned lamb
F - 37% 18% 8th chicken meat turkey meat chicken liver dehydrated chicken meat dehydrated turkey meat
F 80% 39% 18% 7th chicken dried rabbit dried duck chicken fat pumpkin
F - 42% 18.5% 7th salmon menhaden fish meal white fish meal pacific whiting pacific sole
F - 36% 16% 7th duck duck meal turkey meal chicken meal sweet potatoes
F - 40% 12% 7th salmon dehydrated deboned chicken dehydrated chicken whitefish turkey
F - 36% 20% 6th chicken chicken meal turkey meal brown rice cracked pearled barley
F - 40% 20% 6th chicken turkey duck potato fat
F 80% 46% 16% 6th chicken turkey duck guinea fowl potatoes
F - 40.5% 22.5% 6th rabbit turkey meal menhaden fish meal chicken fat white fish meal
F - 40% 23.5% 6th duck turkey meal chicken meal chicken fat white fish meal
F 82% 41% 24% 6th chicken chicken meal turkey meal menhaden fish meal chicken fat
F - 34% 16% 6th chicken meal lentils field peas chicken fat chickpeas
F - 42% 15% 5th deboned chicken chicken meal turkey meal potatoes peas
F - 32% 16% 5th trout ocean fish meal sweet potatoes potatoes pea protein
F - 34% 18% 5th chicken chicken meal turkey meal brown rice peas
F - 45% 18% 5th deboned turkey turkey meal deboned chicken chicken meal peas
F - 45% 18% 5th deboned turkey deboned chicken turkey meal chicken meal peas
F - 40% 20% 5th deboned chicken chicken meal turkey meal deboned cod whole peas
F - 40% 18% 5th deboned turkey turkey meal menhaden fish meal deboned cod yellow peas
F - 33% 16% 5th deboned chicken chicken meal turkey meal oatmeal whole peas
F - 41% 21% 5th chicken chicken meal turkey meal menhaden fish meal peas
F - 41% 22% 5th chicken chicken meal turkey meal menhaden fish meal peas
F - 32% 13% 5th black soldier fly larvae hydrolyzed yeast protein herring meal millet peas
F - 35% 14% 5th salmon ocean fish meal lentils chickpeas peas
F - 40% 18% 5th deboned chicken deboned turkey chicken meal turkey meal pea protein
F - 40% 18% 5th turkey chicken meal potato duck meal peas
F 0% 30% 14% 4th whole grain oatmeal high protein maize gluten meal high protein soybean meal pea protein potato flakes
F - 33% 19% 4th chicken chicken liver dried egg product dried peas soy protein concentrate
F - 33% 19% 4th salmon whitefish dried egg product dried peas tapioca
F - 42.5% 22.5% 4th chicken turkey meal menhaden fish meal peas chicken fat
F - 32% 13% 4th black soldier fly larvae hydrolyzed yeast protein millet peas lentils
F - 39% 15.5% 4th chicken chicken meal lentils peas chicken fat
F - 38% 16% 4th chicken chicken meal lentils peas chicken fat
F - 40% 18% 3rd deboned chicken chicken meal pea protein tapioca starch peas
F - 40% 18% 3rd deboned duck chicken meal pea protein peas tapioca starch
F - 33% 16% 3rd chicken breast chicken meal peas lentils chicken fat
F - 32% 16% 3rd whitefish whitefish meal peas lentils chicken fat
F 75% 40% 18% 3rd duck meat pheasant meat yellow peas chicken fat beet pulp
F 70% 37% 18% 3rd duck meal turkey meal yellow peas chicken fat apples
F - 36% 14% 3rd chicken meal ground brown rice pea protein oat meal dried egg product
F - 42% 20% 3rd chicken meal poultry by-product meal pea flour poultry fat chicken
F - 42% 20% 3rd chicken meal poultry by-product meal pea flour poultry fat turkey
F - 32% 15% 3rd chicken chicken meal peas faba beans pea protein
F - 32% 15% 3rd salmon menhaden fish meal peas lentils pea protein
F - 40% 20% 3rd deboned chicken chicken meal pea protein tapioca starch menhaden fish meal
F - 38% 18% 3rd deboned chicken chicken meal yellow peas green lentils chicken fat
F - 40% 18% 3rd turkey meal chicken meal peas chicken fat pea starch
F 75% 40% 20% 3rd salmon meal turkey meal yellow peas chicken fat chicken protein hydrolyzed
F - 40% 18% 3rd salmon meal pacific whiting meal peas pea protein pea starch
F - 40% 17% 2nd chicken by-products pea flour chicken menhadan fish meal dried beet pulp
F 50% 34% 15% 2nd white fish peas herring meal chickpea flour lentils
F 0% 30% 16% 2nd organic sunflower meal organic peas organic soybeans organic soybean meal organic soybean oil
F - 35.5% 16.5% 2nd turkey meal peas turkey tapioca canola oil
F - 42% 19% 2nd chicken pea protein chicken meal cassava root flour dried egg product
F - 42% 18% 2nd chicken meal peas sweet potatoes chicken fat pea protein
F - 35% 13% 2nd chicken pea protein red lentils buckwheat natural flavors
F - 34.5% 21.3% 1st yellow peas pea protein duck green peas pork fat
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