Chicken Soupies for Ferrets

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Homemade chicken soupies for ferrets. This is a delicious treat but can also be very useful for ferrets that are recovering from illness or surgery, malnourished ferrets that need to gain weight, ferrets with insulinoma that need to keep their blood sugar stable, and more.

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Tools needed: pressure cooker, blender

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes


  • Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • Water (1.5 cups per lb of chicken)


1. Prep

Add bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs and water to pressure cooker.

2. Cook

Cook for 45 minutes (3x longer than typical for poultry)

3. Blend

Remove the bones. They should slide out easily. Then blend everything else (chicken, water, skin, fat) until smooth.

4. Store

Pour into small cups (or into an ice tray). Keep refrigerated and use or freeze within 3 days.

5. Serve

Thaw and reheat (in a microwave). After microwaving, add a small amount of water and stir with your finger. This is to prevent hot spots and to ensure that it is a liquid consistency. Enjoy!
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